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 […]

How to look after someone with coronavirus

  Strict hygiene is crucial in looking after someone with coronavirus. Keep them apart from other members of the household. Inform your health service and call for emergency help if symptoms worsen. It’s the moment many people fear – someone in your household begins to show symptoms of coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends […]

EU mobilises immediate support for its Western Balkan partners to tackle coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of theglobal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has announced up to €38 million in immediate support for the Western Balkans to tackle the health emergency caused by coronavirus and reallocation of €374 million to help the socio-economic recovery of […]

Can I still send mail in the time of coronavirus?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • With postal services now ‘critical infrastructure’, most countries are now trying to ensure continued deliveries. • Most postal services are introducing special sanitary measures; France and Spain are among the countries scaling […]

A 3-step path to securing critical infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Grieco, Senior Director, Security and Trust Organization, Cisco The consequences of not securing critical infrastructure are huge. The dynamic nature of the threats involved means stakeholders must work together to counter them and build trust. Here are […]

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lan Xue, Professor and Dean, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University & Li Xin, Managing Director, Caixin Global, Caixin Medi & Longmei Zhang, Deputy Resident Representative for China, IMF & Han Jian, Associate Professor of Management and Co-director, Centre on […]

5 ways the digitisation of the global logistics industry can increase trade – and reduce poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks Expanding global trade is essential to reducing poverty. Responsible, accelerated and affordable digitisation can facilitate global trade and sustainably reduce poverty. Five Logistic Internets can increase efficiencies and reduce costs for […]

Zero carbon buildings are possible following these four steps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clay Nesler, Vice-President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Johnson Controls With increasing numbers of countries, states, cities and organizations committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, zero carbon buildings are finally getting the attention they deserve as a critical […]

8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary. 1. […]

This is what the world’s youngest prime minister said at Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content Gender equality is an issue for both men and women Climate change is the biggest risk facing humanity Gender parity is an ongoing and daily battle When Sanna Marin became the Prime […]

This man is sleeping out in the Davos cold to make a point about homelessness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Homelessness is a global problem with around 150 million people lacking a roof over their heads. It affects even wealthy places: in London homeless more than doubled between 2010 and […]

These are the regions where people have most faith in their schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A majority of people around the world don’t feel that schools are preparing students for jobs. Education remains a priviledge rather than widely available. There is strong support among the public for global […]

5 shocking facts about inequality, according to Oxfam’s latest report

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 Oxfam’s Time To Care report looks at wealth inequality and how it’s partly driven by the burden placed on women to provide unpaid – and underpaid – care work. The charity proposes […]

The company of the future must do well by doing good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board, Royal DSM The world has got richer, but one billion people still go to bed hungry. Helping society should be a core part of business, not an […]

Venezuelan crisis: MEPs reaffirm their support for Juan Guaidó

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament condemns the recent attempted coup to prevent Juan Guaidó from being re-elected President of the Venezuelan National Assembly. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the European Parliament strongly condemns the attempt by Nicolas Maduro’s regime to install pro-government candidate […]

Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens’ rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament highlights that assurances are needed on the protection of citizens’ rights to ensure its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, MEPs take stock of citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit and highlight that their consent to the […]

How global tech companies can champion ethical AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim O’Brien, General Manager of AI Programs, Microsoft & Steve Sweetman, Director, Microsoft & Natasha Crampton, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, Microsoft & Venky Veeraraghavan, Group Program Manager, Microsoft The ethics of artificial intelligence, or AI, […]

Can agroforestry save India’s rivers and the farms that depend on them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JV Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation The very origins of Indian civilization can be found on the banks of rivers such as the Sindhu, the Sutlej, and the long-lost Saraswati. In southern India, human societies flourished near the Krishna, […]

Questions directors need to ask in the age of stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milton Cheng, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie & Beatriz Pessoa de Araujo, Partner; Head, Corporate Governance, Baker McKenzie & Julia Hayhoe, Chief Strategy Officer; Member of the Global Executive Committee, Baker McKenzie Shareholder capitalism is making way for stakeholder […]

From books to bikes: 4 unexpected gender gaps

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 Gender parity will not be attained for almost 100 years, according to the latest Global Gender Gap Report. Outside of well-known areas such as pay, there are some surprising gaps. These include […]

Inequality triggered protests across Latin America. Here’s how the youth can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrique Crespo Peñaherrera, Responsible for Innovation Projects, ConQuito & David Morales Olalla, Research Specialist for Innovation Projects, ConQuito Latin America has been plunged into a state of socio-political uncertainty. Inequality has increased over the past two decades of […]

Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino died – here are more species on the verge of extinction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino just died and fewer than 100 now remain in the wild across Asia. Habitat loss, poaching and climate change are contributing to the loss of species around the […]

Commission notifies the Republic of Panama over the need to step up action to fight against illegal fishing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has notified the Republic of Panama about the risk of being identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Republic of Panama had already received a yellow card in November 2012, which was […]

Bacterial resistance: the significant worldwide problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ketelly Bueno Koch, 21, fifth semester medical student at the University of Caxias do Sul, 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 […]

Multiprofessional action against the indiscriminate use of antibiotics

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lillian Morais Silva, a medical student in the 3rd year of the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, located in the state of Goiás, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window – adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect refugees […]

Trust in OECD governments back at pre-crisis levels as governments seek to be more open and engaged

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Trust in governments has recovered to pre-crisis levels and satisfaction with public services has improved, as public sector reforms aimed at making governments more open, accountable and engaged start to bear fruit, according to a new OECD report. Government at a Glance 2019, the sixth edition […]