Why rent controls won’t solve the urban housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaime Luque, Professor, ESCP Business School & Kian Starsberg, Master’s student, Management, ESCP Business School Rent controls were at the heart of the recent Paris and London mayoral battles. Recent research suggests that rent controls negatively impact the […]

HIV: embrace not disgrace

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aafaq Amjad, a medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Coronavirus variants: Commission calls for limiting essential travel from India

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission calls on EU Member States to take coordinated action to further restrict travel from India on a temporary basis, with a view to limiting the spread of the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India. This follows a proposal of the World Health […]

This is how climate change is impacting the ocean – and what we can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The ocean is a massive carbon sink, protecting us from the worst of climate change. But rising air temperatures are melting glaciers, while warming seas are bleaching coral. Action like coral reef […]

How a system value approach can help Ireland meet its climate targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pat O’Doherty, CEO of ESB, President, Eurelectric COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a global spirit of cooperation – we must build on this to achieve climate targets. The World Economic Forum’s System Value Framework offers a way to consider […]

Four things workers want implemented by their bosses post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Post-pandemic, most employees want to work from home three days a week, a new McKinsey & Company report shows. More than 25% said that they would consider switching employers if their organization […]

The importance of including palliative care in the Universal Health Coverage and how to achieve it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Strahil Vasilev, a 22 years old, fifth year Medical student in Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Palliative care and UHC in India: Still Uncharted Waters?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sharon Gigy, a final year medical student studying in K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Karnataka. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Russia: MEPs deplore military build-up, attack in Czechia and jailing of Navalny

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is deeply concerned by the recent Russian military build-up on Ukraine border and revelations of Russian agents behind explosions in Czechia In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs confirmed how deeply worried they are about Russian military posturing close to the country’s border […]

What can we learn from each other about preventing gun violence?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A number of countries have found ways to effectively curb gun violence. Their experiences could inform efforts to deal with the problem elsewhere. In the US, there have already […]

New manufacturing jobs and automation aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines President Biden’s executive order invests $300 billion in technology, while promising to create 5 million manufacturing jobs. Automation will be the catalyst for America’s new economic boom. Even with disruption in specific industries […]

Palliative care: an ethical responsibility of health systems

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nicole Mazzochi, a second-year medical student at Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), in southern Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Eurobarometer: Trust in the European Union has increased since last summer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. While the coronavirus pandemic has been impacting on European daily lives for more than a year, attitudes towards the EU remain positive, according to the latest Standard Eurobarometer conducted in February-March 2021. The image of the EU and trust in the EU have increased […]

Why the next step for antiracism is transportation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum COVID-19 acted as a stress test for racial inequities, for example by affecting Black Americans disproportionately; Historic inequalities in access to and provision of transport are compounding […]

President Ursula von der Leyen welcomes the first official submission of a recovery and resilience plan by Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Across Europe, we can see vaccination campaigns accelerating. In parallel, it is now all the more important to launch NextGenerationEU. Economic recovery must go hand in hand with an improved health situation on the ground. I welcome Portugal‘s […]

Antitrust: Commission fines three EU railway companies €48 million for customer allocation cartel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined railway companies Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Société Nationale des Chemins de fer belges / Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (SNCB) a total of €48 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. The companies participated in a customer […]

A new generation of young people is putting the planet first. Here’s everything you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florent Kaiser, Executive Director, Global Forest Generation A new generation of young people and ecopreneurs known as Generation Restoration are putting the planet’s health first. This youth-led movement shows the power of an environmentally savvy generation to bring […]

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Sheeran, Managing Director, Worldwide Channel and SMB, HPE Financial Services Technology as a service has the potential to generate significant growth opportunities for any industry. It offers sustainable outcomes, specific to each industry. Offering as-a-service requires the […]

This ‘citizen science’ project means anyone can help map the Great Barrier Reef – from the comfort of home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content The Great Reef Census is asking the global community to help assess the health of Australia’s coral reef system. The project is collecting data on the 13,000 images of reef life taken by […]

EU continues to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia by allocating over €53 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who will arrive in Ethiopia tomorrow and will meet […]

European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027: First call for proposals to support youth volunteering activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health […]

The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Senior Vice-President; Head, Science, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Asgeir J. Sørensen, Director, Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, NTNU (NTNU AMOS) Data technology can help us monitor and preserve the ocean. […]

Fight against organised crime: New 5-year strategy for boosting cooperation across the EU and for better use of digital tools for investigations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting a new EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime, focusing on boosting law enforcement and judicial cooperation, tackling organised crime structures and high priority crimes, removing criminal profits and ensuring a modern response to technological developments. Organised crime groups continue to develop and evolve, as shown by their rapid adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic, for example […]

NextGenerationEU: Commission gets ready to raise up to €800 billion to fund the recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today taken steps to ensure that borrowing under the temporary recovery instrument NextGenerationEU will be financed on the most advantageous terms for EU Member States and their citizens. The Commission will use a diversified funding strategy to raise up to around […]

Coronavirus Response: Commission proposes to exempt vital goods and services distributed by the EU from VAT in times of crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed to exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT) goods and services made available by the European Commission, EU bodies and agencies to Member States and citizens during times of crisis. This responds to the experience gained  during the course […]

On death and dying: a dignified death is everyone’s right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Gualberto Souza, a 22 years old, 3rd year medical student at Centro Universitário FIPMoc from Montes Claros, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Humanitarian aid: €24.5 million in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU announced today new funding of €24.5 million in humanitarian aid for the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. EU humanitarian aid to the region seeks to provide a response to the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in northern Mozambique, where €7.86 million […]

Panama’s fight for a delayed right: women’s economic independence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content • Panamanian women, like women around the world, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. • Panama was one of the first countries to partner with the Equal Pay International Coalition. […]

4 ways leaders are driving innovation in the public sector and revolutionising governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Co-founder of Instituto LimiteCo-Founder & Lisa Witter, Chief Executive Officer, Apolitical Foundation; Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Apolitical While emerging technologies provide tools that enhance our capacity to […]

Why Should We Care Universal Health Coverage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Deisha Laksmitha Ayomi, a medical doctor at emergency hospital for COVID-19 in Surabaya, Indonesia. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Syrian crisis: €5.3 billion mobilised by donors for 2021 and beyond at 5th Brussels Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the fifth Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the Region’ co-chaired today by the European Union and the United Nations, the international community pledged €5.3 billion for 2021 and beyondfor Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting the largest Syrian refugee population. […]

MEPs ready to take Commission to court for failing to protect EU budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is prepared to take legal action should the Commission delay the application of the budget’s Rule of Law conditionality mechanism any further. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 529 votes in favour, 148 against and 10 abstentions, MEPs recall that the failure […]

Parliament urges EU to take drastic action to reduce marine litter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Boosting recycling in the fisheries sector and substantially cutting the use of plastics are key to clean our seas, say MEPs. In a report adopted on Thursday by 646 votes in favour, 3 against and 39 abstentions, MEPs stress that marine litter, and especially […]