Why is scientific collaboration key? 4 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of scientific collaboration. We asked members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Scientific Collaboration why it’s key for the future. […]

Reckless Prescriptions: Lunatic Ideas Put By Great People Are Genius

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. João Pedro Medeiros, 21 years old, Brazilian, lives in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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 […]

Remarks by Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on the Zero Pollution Action Plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Good afternoon everyone, And thank you Executive Vice-President for showing importance of this initiative in a bigger picture of the European Green Deal. Last year the Commission adopted the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It was an early bird of our wider approach towards pollution […]

What’s the ‘bullwhip effect’ and how can we avoid crises like the global chip shortage?

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 An ongoing shortage of semiconductors has had profound impacts. The current scarcity has been described as a result of the ‘bullwhip effect.’ Experts say there are ways to mitigate […]

State aid: Commission approves €500 million Greek scheme to support food service companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €500 million Greek support scheme to support food service companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, […]

Id ego x superego

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old second-year medical student. 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 view on […]

Ambassador Zhang Ming’s speech at the European Policy Centre: China’s balanced counterargument to EU’s critics?

China’s Ambassador to the EU Mr. Zhang Ming was interviewed yesterday through Zoom by Ms. Shada Islam at the European Policy Centre on a comprehensive interview on pretty much everything, from Xinjiang and Hong Kong to the 14th Five-Year Plan, Climate Change, CAI, Two Sessions, 17+1 and COVID-19 vaccination. On Xinjiang One day before the […]

Can we crack the hydrogen puzzle this time around?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron Hydrogen is back on the agenda as a potential decarbonization solution – but several fundamental challenges remain to be solved. These are the same barriers that stymied the last hydrogen hype […]

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

Why it’s time to take central banks’ digital currencies seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President; Head, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Infosys Limited & Dixit Joshi, Group Treasurer, Deutsche Bank The introduction of central bank digital currencies could upend the global economic order. This technology could bring multiple […]

COVID-19 underlines the importance of fintech in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bassim Haidar, Founder and CEO, Channel VAS Financial inclusion in developing markets has become even more important during the pandemic. Mobile solutions are proving to be a lifeline in emerging economies. Fintech firms can use this opportunity to […]

Why remote working doesn’t have to mean alienated employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shelley Osborne, Vice-President, learning, Udemy • Increased remote working means a greater need for clear communication. • Misunderstandings arise from a lack of face-to-face contact. • Implementing a ‘culture of feedback’ helps establish the protocol for better conversations. […]

Want to shop more sustainably and recycle better? This app could help

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 Imagine you’re in a tech store, shopping for a new laptop. Value for money is on your wish-list, but so is low environmental impact. Luckily, there is an app for that! A […]

Cobalt mining is a global scandal. We must build an ethical battery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Pienaar, Global Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs, International Justice Mission (IJM) The thirst for green batteries is fuelling exploition in countries like the DRC. Exploitation is deeply rooted in the cobalt industry, but it is not inevitable. […]

How powering food storage could end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission & Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Energy programme, Food and Agriculture Organization More than 250 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in developing countries. Increased access to […]