Migration: EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. Lithuania asked for help following increased arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East and Africa and entering Lithuania […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

The world’s fatigue from COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Muthu Abirami, a first year medical student in GMERS SOLA  medical college In Ahmedabad, India. 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 […]

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. It sets out Commission expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories […]

Material and human garbage

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. We in the rich world export plastic waste and import human waste. We are turning the planet into a huge garbage dump. We produce […]

Global trade after COVID-19: From fixed capital to human capital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexis Crow, Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC & Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) The current trade environment is in a state of flux – but globalization is proving to endure, despite the rising protectionism of the […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Hungary submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has received an official recovery and resilience plan from Hungary. This plan sets out the reforms and investment projects that Hungary plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument at the […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.9 billion Czech scheme to support companies in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an approximately € 1.9 billion (CZK 50 billion) Czech scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many […]

These 3 countries are 3D-printing new homes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content By 2030, three billion people will need improved housing. That means building 96,000 new homes every day. 3D-printing technology can create high-quality homes in a fraction of the time and cost of […]

Looking for European Youth at 2021 Youth Day “European Youth in China”: Short Video Contest Announcement

This start-up has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste

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 Composting food waste into fertilizer can take up to two years. But now a Malaysian start-up has cut that time to just 24 hours. It’s created an odourless way to tackle food […]

Palliative Care: a human right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Geetika Gaekwad, a 23 year old medical student, interning at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India. 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 […]

Better transit metrics could bridge equity gaps. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Caballero Project Specialist, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum & Wei-Shiuen Ng Advisor, Sustainable Transport and Global Outreach, International Transport Forum Transportation systems frequently fail to meet the needs of low-income communities, women, the disabled and […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference 2021 “Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Thank you, AmCham, for this opportunity to speak to both sides of the Atlantic, at once. It’s time for the Atlantic to become, once again, the beating heart of global cooperation. People on both sides of the Ocean are confronted today with a breathtaking […]

Record numbers of people in the UK have applied to study nursing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 60,000 people in the UK have applied to study nursing. The US needs an additional 176,000 new nurses per year. Nurses all over the world remain poorly paid in comparison […]

Can climate change action lead to better inclusion?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cindy Hook, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific, Deloitte The climate transition will affect the lives of billions of people. The most economically and socially marginalized are likely to be the most impacted. There is huge potential – and a […]

Learning lessons from across Europe – the hidden costs of COVID-19 on lung cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elissa Prichep, Project Lead Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum & Giorgio Scagliotti, Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Torino & Françoise Bartoli, Vice President, Head of Europe and Canada Region, Oncology Business, AstraZeneca Lung cancer is the largest […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

Eco-anxiety during the Pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Eshwar Rajesh, a medical student pursuing MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. He 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 reflect […]

State aid: Commission approves €73 million of Italian support to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 […]

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 […]

New EU telecom rules: latest actions in time for transposition deadline

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks the deadline for Member States to transpose the new EU telecom rules into national law. The European Electronic Communications Code, which entered into force in December 2018, modernises the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, to enhance consumer’s choices and rights, ensure […]

China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

World Food Day: How soon will we be eating lab-grown meat?

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 16 October is World Food Day. The global population is growing and demand for some meat products is expected to rise as much as 88% by 2050, while global hunger is also […]

Bulgaria: MEPs call for EU values to be fully and unconditionally respected

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament regrets the “significant deterioration” of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. In a resolution adopted with 358 votes in favour, 277 against and 56 abstentions, MEPs express their “unequivocal support for the people of Bulgaria in their legitimate demands and aspirations […]

Conquering COVID-19 through Collaboration

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rabia Riasat, currently enrolled in Army Medical College, Pakistan in the penultimate year of her medical education. 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 writers […]

EU-China: Council authorises signature of the agreement on geographical indications

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The Council today adopted decisions on the signature of the agreement between the European Union and the government of the People’s Republic of China on geographical indications (GIs). This is the first significant bilateral trade agreement signed between the EU and China. It will […]

European Union policy for improving drought preparedness and mitigation

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms Viviana Vaira. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  In recent decades the some severe droughts affected large parts of Southern, Western and even Northern Europe. In spite of that, less attention has […]

European Commission and World Bank Group renew agreement to strengthen development cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the World Bank Group have today signed a Financial Framework Partnership Agreement, which guides the terms under which the Bank Group will use funding from the European Union to implement development projects across the world. Building on the partners’ longstanding […]

Why business schools can’t “return to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdullahi Alim, lead for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Africa Entire sectors need to reimagine a more equitable post-COVID world order. This includes business schools, which train the very talent required to steward a more […]

How AI and machine learning are helping to fight COVID-19

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 Organizations have been quick to apply their AI and machine learning know-how in the fight to curb this pandemic. These technologies are being deployed in areas from research to healthcare and even […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong […]