AI-driven companies need to be more diverse. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone As a Spanish woman, I used to meet my friends for dinner at 10pm. I thought that was the perfect time to make the most out of a […]

Barriers to healthcare: are they real?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Laura Dutra Queruz, a 18 years old and a second 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 strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Empathic AI could be the next stage in human evolution – if we get it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services Human progress has been fueled by the development of tools, machines and technology that augment our natural capabilities. Yet our emotional brain – the part that controls our […]

This young scientist is tackling food insecurity for the world’s most vulnerable groups

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lamis Jomaa, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut What is the big problem you’re trying to solve? I am trying to explore the main causes and consequences of food insecurity on the nutritional status and overall health and […]

We all have a ‘hierarchy of needs’. But is technology meeting them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Lau, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network China The world looked very different in 1943, when the psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” model was first published. The world was just in the early stages of realising the potential […]

European Commission increases support for the EU’s beekeeping sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU’s beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its essential role in agriculture and the environment. This represents an increase of €12 million compared to the support provided for the period from 2017 to 2019. […]

Where America’s refugees came from in 2018

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Historically, the United States has resettled more refugees than any other country. Since the creation of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 1980, it has taken in 3 million of the […]

Electronic or conventional cigarettes – which is safer?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Marçal, a 23-year-old medical student from Lisbon, currently attending the 4th year at NOVA Medical School. 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 […]

Turkey’s foreign bribery enforcement framework needs to be urgently strengthened and corporate liability legislation reformed

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. In view of Turkey’s continued failure to implement key aspects of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and to enforce its foreign bribery laws, the Working Group on Bribery will send a high-level mission to Ankara in 2020, unless Turkey takes concrete action by October 2019. This decision […]

Why protectionism spells trouble for global economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) It is sometimes alleged that for all the microeconomic distortions that protectionist policies inflict, there can be a silver lining in terms of macroeconomic gains: more jobs, more output and […]

Parliament commemorates the victims of the Holocaust

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To honour International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January), MEPs held a formal ceremony on Wednesday and observed a minute of silence for the victims. Opening the ceremony, President Antonio Tajani said: “By commemorating the victims of the Shoah for the first time during a […]

Korea should adapt its migration programmes to ensure continued success in the face of expected challenges

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Korea should adjust the categories and rules of its different labour migration programmes to better match labour migration to short-term and structural labour needs, according to a new OECD report. Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Korea says that the country’s labour force is struggling to replace retiring workers […]