Semiconductors: MEPs adopt legislation to boost EU chips industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs backed plans to secure the EU supply of chips by boosting production and innovation, and setting up emergency measures against shortages. The Industry and Energy Committee adopted two draft bills: one on the “Chips Act” that aims to bolster technological capacity […]

Foreign investment in clean energy for the Global South is a must. How can we manage the exchange rate risks?Foreign investment in clean energy for the Global South is a must. How can we manage the exchange rate risks?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Justine Roche, Lead, Energy Initiatives, World Economic Forum Meeting our climate change goals will […]

4 energy-saving projects from around the world you might want to know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content “We call energy efficiency ‘the first fuel’.” Those were the words of Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, at Davos Agenda 2022. With the dual challenge of rising energy prices and […]

COVID-19: more than a pandemic 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Santos Alencastro Figueiredo and Ana Beatriz Silva Ribeir, two three year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are 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 […]

Euro and Schengen: Croatia joins the Euro and Schengen areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 January 2023 Croatia will adopt the euro as its currency and will fully join the Schengen area. This marks an important milestone in the history of Croatia, of the euro and Schengen areas and of the EU as a whole. It follows a […]

What is nuclear fusion? The science – and a new milestone – explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene This article has been updated on 15 December 2022. It was originally published on 10 February 2022. Scientists in the United States have made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion – achieving a ‘net energy gain’ in a […]

5 things that make workers stay at their jobs (hint: it’s not salary)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Styr, Head of Thought Leadership Research, Adecco Group Understanding workers’ motivations can help companies and leaders improve talent retention strategies. Competitive salaries remain a key factor in attracting talent. However, workers don’t stay at their jobs based on […]

A landmark global biodiversity deal, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week California regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state’s carbon-dioxide emissions by 85% by 2045. It could involve electrifying much […]

EU-UK relations: Commission extends arrangements for veterinary medicines to 2025

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a notice which extends to 31 December 2025 the current arrangements for the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Northern Ireland. This will ensure the continuity of supplies of veterinary medicinal products, […]

Data protection: Commission starts process to adopt adequacy decision for safe data flows with the US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the process towards the adoption of an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which will foster safe trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: What improvements should be performed to combat discrimination and alleviate diabetes distress?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan,  Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojh, all Global Health advocates. 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 not necessarily reflect […]

How biodiversity credits can deliver benefits for business, nature and local communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cherie Gray, Global Lead Sustainability & Market Development, Swiss Re, Akanksha Khatri, Head, Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum Continuous degradation threatens critical ecosystems and the services they provide and economies are getting dangerously close to tipping points that […]

5 workplace trends to watch in 2023, according to an expert

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A bit more time in bed, or to exercise, to go on the school run or maybe just enjoy a coffee without having to rush. What would you do with an extra free day each week? https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/v6yrf4zL-ncRE1zO6.html For 2,600 […]

North African countries look to scale up renewable energy capacity: What you need to know about the global energy crisis this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world India has unveiled a low-emission development strategy at COP27 in Egypt which reiterated its commitment to develop green hydrogen infrastructure, Mongabay-India reports. […]

World Children’s Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 33 years after the signature of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we highlight the fact that children’s rights are universal human rights. The European Year of Youth has been key to ensuring that the concerns and needs of children and […]

How AI can help us better prepare for climate migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Injy Elhabrouk, Coordinator on the AI and ML team , World Economic Forum Climate change is one of the direst crises of our time causing natural disasters that often result in the displacement of large groups of people, […]

Health Inequities: Can we delay anymore?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anika Tabassum Totini, a student of Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Tackling the climate crisis with innovative green technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of investing in innovative green technologies. The World Economic Forum is partnering with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and 65 global businesses to invest in innovative green technologies. These financing commitments will ensure […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: How can we reduce the risk?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Pakista. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

Precarious mental health: together is the only way

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura A. Martinhago and Mr. Tamires Santos Pinheiro, two Brazilian third year medical students, currently studying at UniCesumar, in Maringá-PR. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Could a webcam-on policy violate human rights? A Dutch court thinks so

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Over two years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to embrace remote work, employees and employers are still navigating workplace and private life boundaries. This month, in the Netherlands, […]

An ageing population needs a different approach to housing and care. This is how to provide it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellie Graeden, Research Professor, Georgetown University, Darrell Bricker, Global CEO, Public Affairs, Ipsos Our global population is ageing rapidly. By 2030, one in six people in the world will be aged 60 years old or over and the […]

Consumer protection: Shopify commits to new practices to make it safer for consumers buying from web stores on the platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following dialogues with the Commission and the network of national consumer protection (CPC) authorities, multinational e-commerce business Shopify has committed to making several improvements to make shopping safer for customers, bringing it in line with EU rules. The dialogue first originated following the receipt […]

Here are four interventions that can make education in India more accessible and inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shubhangi Poddar, Specialist, Strategic Partners & Professional Services Industry, World Economic Forum, Lalita Sachdeva, Partnerships Specialist, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office The potential of digital interventions in the field of education in India is immense: the […]

What is World Mental Health Day?

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 At least one in eight of us is affected by mental health issues. And World Mental Health Day 2022 on 10 October is a chance to “rekindle our efforts to protect and […]

How Technology Can Bridge The Workforce Gap In Healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew, a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Why we should invest in mental health in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Mayberry, CEO, StrongMinds Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. As many as 300 million experience depression globally, with the World Bank considering it “the greatest thief of productive economic life.” Nowhere is this issue more […]

Robot football: How the ‘beautiful game’ has advanced AI and automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1997, a computer programme named Deep Blue beat the world’s reigning chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, in a highly publicised, multi-day chess match. Enthusiasts have debated the fairness of […]

Commission presents guidelines on stricter visa processing for Russian citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting guidelines to support Member States’ consulates in handling short-stay visa applications lodged by Russian citizens. Taking into account the heightened security risks the EU is facing following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, consulates should conduct a strict assessment […]

The issue of drug addiction and the focus on harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. UWASE Sandrine, a medical student from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Informal Home Affairs Council: EU launches the Support Hub for Internal Security and Border Management in Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, in the margins of the informal Home Affairs Council Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson and the Moldovan Minister of Internal Affairs, Ana Revenco launched the EU Support Hub for Internal Security and Border Management in Moldova. As an operational platform, the EU […]

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments from T-Mobile CZ, CETIN and O2 CZ on Czech network sharing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has made commitments offered by T-Mobile CZ, CETIN and O2 CZ, as well as their parent companies Deutsche Telekom and PPF Group, legally binding under EU antitrust rules. The companies must ensure that their network sharing agreements do not reduce infrastructure […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached earlier today between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on the Directive on adequate minimum wages proposed by the Commission in October 2020. At the start of her mandate, Commission President von der Leyen […]