European Parliament approves new copyright rules for the internet

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to new copyright rules which also contain safeguards on freedom of expression. MEPs adopted the directive in plenary by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. This marks the […]

New rules to help consumers join forces to seek compensation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules allowing groups of consumers harmed by illegal practices to launch collective actions and seek compensation were confirmed by plenary on Tuesday. Currently, only 19 member states provide some form of legal remedy to victims of mass harm and proceedings can often be lengthy […]

Safer roads: EU lawmakers agree on life-saving technologies for new vehicles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022. After sealing the deal with the Romanian Presidency of the Council on Monday night, Parliament’s rapporteur Róża Thun (EPP, PL) said: […]

Parliament makes EU electricity market cleaner and more consumer-friendly

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New rules to create a Europe-wide market for electricity that is cleaner, more competitive and better able to cope with risks, were approved by Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market, agreed informally with EU ministers in late […]

Questions and Answers on issues about the digital copyright directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Q and A provides answers to some of the more regularly raised issues regarding the directive on copyright in the digital single market. The text as adopted by the European Parliament plenary can be found here . What is the Copyright Directive about? […]

5 ways governments can unleash the power of young entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Dacosta, Director, Hult Prize Foundation Meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs), addressing youth unemployment and promoting entrepreneurship are all top issues on global and national agendas. But do governments have a plan to address them in a cohesive […]

Does it pay for cities to be green?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niccolò Pisani, Assistant Professor of International Management, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Ans Kolk, Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Václav Ocelík, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Ganling Wu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands There has […]

Climate change is a security threat. We must act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh For three years in a row, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report has identified climate change as the gravest threat for global business and industry. The report notes that “failure in climate […]

How do we design an inclusive energy transition?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Dahlke, PhD Candidate, Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines The need to accelerate the global energy transition is urgent, as highlighted by the […]

Logo Mania: A call to action to our crisis of connection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer, an internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  At this year’s Fashion Week in Paris, the runways and sidewalks were littered not with luxurious materials, […]

An analysis of the impacts of climate change on human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anna Paula Janeiro, a 5th year medical student from 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

The countries most ready for the global energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harsh Vijay Singh, Project Lead, System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy, World Economic Forum Geneva Countries around the world are upping the share of renewables in their energy mixes. The bad news is, they’re not doing it […]

Car rentals: EU action leads to clearer and more transparent pricing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a call from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities, five industry leaders, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt, have changed the way they present car rental prices, making them fully transparent to consumers. Until now, the companies concerned had not fully implemented […]

Brexit preparedness: EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal” scenario on 12 April

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations. At the same time, it continues supporting administrations in their own preparations and urges all EU […]

Primary Healthcare vs Specialization Careers, how to promote PHC to the Young Health Workforce?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, a fourth-year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in CHINA. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

This app uses augmented reality to rewrite ‘herstory’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content History is written by the victors. It’s also written largely by men. In 2015, a study of 614 popular history books that were published in the United States found that more than three-quarters […]

We can build an inclusive workplace, and it starts with empathy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners “Genius draws no color lines.” In 1939 US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes said those words as he welcomed renowned contralto Marian Anderson to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance […]

There is a mental health crisis in entrepreneurship. Here’s how to tackle it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcel Muenster, Founder and Director, The Gritti Fund & Paul Hokemeyer, Clinical and Consulting Psychotherapist, Author I am one of 582 million people, almost 8% of the global population, who have devoted their lives to entrepreneurship. This means that […]

Deal agreed to protect consumers against misleading and unfair practices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Updates to EU consumer protection rules to tackle misleading rankings in online marketplaces and dual quality of products were provisionally agreed on Friday. Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK), who steered this legislation through Parliament, said: “Today’s agreement updates consumer rights for the internet age, ensuring […]

Five ways to increase trust in e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy, University College London & Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment SI, World Economic Forum Trust between consumers and suppliers is often a bigger issue online than it […]

Why carbon capture could be the game-changer the world needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute The clock is ticking, and greater ambition is needed. The scale of the challenge is unprecedented. The world economy is set to double in the next 20 years, while we need to cut […]

In Japan, if you’re 76 you’re biologically 65

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale People experience the health problems of the average 65-year-old at different ages around the world, with citizens in some countries suffering them 30 years earlier than in others. Japan and Switzerland have the healthiest ageing people, […]

Your morning cup of coffee contains 140 litres of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are […]

European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright […]

Don’t compare data to oil – digitization needs a new mindset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Board of Education We must be able to make the utilization of knowledge and the processes of collective learning more visible in order to be able to operate better in the future. We […]

5 things you need to know about water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brett Walton, Reporter, Circle of Blue Securing adequate supplies of clean water in a changing climate is one of the world’s most urgent social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. World Water Day, an annual UN-sponsored event, calls attention to […]

Why we need a new social contract for data in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Mills, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics & Jennifer Miller, Founder and President, Bioethics International With advances in data collection, information technology and data science in the 21st century, the prospects of targeted disease prevention and precision healthcare […]

4 ways to cyberproof your business during mergers & acquisitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Sam Rajachudamani, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a commonly adopted business strategy in the interest of value creation. Motivation for M&A varies and includes […]

What the car industry has done to help fight climate change – and what it needs to do next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, US Media Relations Intern, World Economic Forum Last week, an estimated 1.5 million students from more than 100 countries walked out of schools and into the streets to protest the lack of climate action being taken by […]

There are more than 1 billion guns in the world and this is who owns them

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 New Zealand’s ban on semi-automatic weapons has put guns, violence and regulation back in the spotlight, underscoring the different approaches taken by governments around the world and their relative success. Prime Minister […]

Council strongly criticised over failing to act to protect EU values in Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs condemned the Council’s inaction relating to EU values in Hungary, following last September’s Article 7 request by Parliament. In the debate with the Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Political and Security Committee Permanent Representative Călin Stoica, on behalf of […]

What happiness can teach us about how we measure human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bhutan for the first time, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for many years. The country’s quest to buck the global trend […]

Manufacturing is finally entering a new era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Team, Tulip Interfaces Manufacturing is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, as we transition from the industrial age to the information age. The manufacturers that will prove best able to capture […]