European Parliament declares Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the atrocities carried out by Vladimir Putin’s regime against Ukrainian civilians, MEPs have recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted a resolution on the latest developments in Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine. MEPs highlight that the […]

What is being done to improve adoption rates in India?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vidyadhar Prabhudesai, Co-founder , LeadCap Ventures There are many life stages that change the direction of our lives. Becoming a parent is one such turning point. Parenthood changes the way we live and the way we think. When […]

Economic policy coordination: Commission sets out guidance to help tackle the energy crisis and make Europe greener and more digital

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has launched the 2023 European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination. The package draws upon the Autumn 2022 Economic Forecast which showed that after a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging […]

Health inequities: How can medical students tackle inequalities in health around the world?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. MBONYINSHUTI Eruine, a second year medical student at university of Rwanda. 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 […]

Building the European Education Area: Progress made on EU-level education targets, challenges remain on equity and teachers’ shortages

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has approved its Report on progress towards the achievement of the European Education Area. The report takes stock of the ongoing EU initiatives and trends on progress to attain EU-level targets in education and training, as well as sets out the […]

Social Trajectory: a Fundamental Perspective for Health Treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Demuner, a medical student at Universidade Vila Velha, 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Competition: Second EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue consolidates international cooperation on competition policy and enforcement in technology sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, US Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the US Department of Justice Jonathan Kanter met in Brussels for the second meeting of the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue (‘TCPD’). […]

2022 Enlargement package: European Commission assesses reforms in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and recommends candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Türkiye on their respective paths towards the European Union, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, […]

The disorder of modernity: Depression

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Behnaz Rahati, a 5th-year medical student from the Golestan University of Medicine, Iran. 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 […]

Food and climate change – the vital, but often overlooked links between the two

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/jva0D3PK-ncRE1zO6.html Food production has a huge impact on climate change. And climate change has a huge impact on our ability to produce the food we need. As the war in Ukraine […]

Inflation, recession? What next for the global economy? Three experts dig into the latest Chief Economists Outlook

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum What’s going on in the global economy? It is a question that the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists seeks to answer every three months with its Chief Economists Outlook. […]

Tackling disinformation – how can we combat the lies that go viral?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Disinformation is not new. Examples of disinformation and so-called fake news campaigns are plentiful. But with increasing fears about the cost of living – exacerbated by the pandemic and the energy […]

Ukraine needs heavy armoury, Europe must be able to take the next step

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing ‘Night of European Ideas’ in Berlin, President Metsola called for further support to Ukraine. “Tanks are needed. We must be able to take that next step.” Night of European Ideas, Berlin, 28th September 2022 – Speech by the President of the European Parliament […]

How agribusiness can tackle the food crisis – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets, Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Food Programme has dubbed 2022 a ‘year of unprecedented hunger.’ Hunger levels, always […]

Fundamental rights in the EU: long-standing problems exacerbated by COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s latest assessment of the state of fundamental rights in the EU identifies numerous concerns and demands member states act in defence of European values. On Thursday, MEPs assessed the state of fundamental values in the EU in 2020 – 2021, identifying areas of […]

Developing and supporting the ideal culture for hybrid working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys, Renate Wagner, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE The COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture forever. Organizations now understand that an employee-centric work model is a key differentiator in the battle to attract […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

Joint press release: Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction Needs Estimated $349 Billion (€349 Billion)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

State aid: 2021 Scoreboard shows that COVID-19 State aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of support while preserving the level-playing field

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2021 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission and relating to State aid expenditure in 2020, shows the crucial role of State Aid policy in preserving a fair Single Market while at the same time allowing Member States to support companies in […]

The Importance of Safe and Legal Abortions in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 on the […]

Ten recommendations on how to better protect cultural heritage from the impact of climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Coinciding with the European Heritage Days 2022, which this year revolve around the topic of sustainability, the Commission publishes today a report on strengthening cultural heritage resilience to protect it from the effects of climate change. The information gathered by a group of experts […]

This city will soon run only on renewable energy

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 The US city of Chicago runs more than 400 public buildings, including City Hall and two international airports. Now these buildings and other city operations are to be run on 100% renewable […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

How climate education can be used to address social and economic challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Antonio Ramirez Garcia, Founder and General Director, Sin Planeta B An important outcome of COP26 was the Glasgow work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). This promotes the integration of climate change learning in schools and […]

Should you go freelance? Here’s what you need to know about the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum, Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Beside a pool. In a log cabin. In your pyjamas. Working wherever and whenever you like can seem like a very attractive option. And businesses […]

Statement from the Commission on clarifications discussed with Germany regarding investment protection in the context of the CETA agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and Canada are trusted and like-minded partners that share the same goals when it comes to promoting open, sustainable and fair trade. Our EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) aims to support our common objective of climate protection. In this context, […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To commemorate the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes tomorrow, President von der Leyen issued the following statement: “On 23 August, we honour the memory of the victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, in Europe and beyond. […]

How consumer credit can drive growth in Africa’s emerging e-commerce sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fehintolu Olaogun, CEO and Co-founder, CredPal E-commerce in Africa increased by 57% between 2019 and 2020. Lack of access to consumer credit is holding back the retail sector. Credit could expand purchasing power and increase e-commerce. Retail in […]

Why sustainable governance and corporate integrity are crucial for ESG

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Cecchini, Director, ESG Integridad, Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts, Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Carlos Santiso, Director for Digital Innovation in Government, Development Bank of Latin America […]

Harm Reduction Approaches: The Keys To Mitigating Drugs and Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a third year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica and a member of JAMSA Jamaica (a member of IFMSA). He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Is fungi the most underused resource in the fight against climate change?

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 Vast fungal networks below ground play a crucial role in helping forests absorb carbon and limit climate change, scientists say. A project is underway to map these networks, as little is currently […]

Explained: how engineered crops can fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Global food systems feed a growing world population, but are a major contributor to climate change. Scientists are developing a suite of genetically engineered crops that […]

Ukraine: Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of life-saving goods for Ukrainians

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Decision enabling Member States to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the importation from third countries of food, blankets, tents, electric generators and other life-saving equipment destined for Ukrainians affected by the war. This measure, which […]