MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

5 insights to guide ASEAN’s digital generation in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist, Sea We surveyed 86,000 people from six ASEAN countries about their views for a post-pandemic world. The […]

Zero emissions areas tackle multiple city struggles: Why aren’t they everywhere?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lina Fedirko, Programme Manager, ClimateWorks Foundation A zero emissions area is a unique example of a climate solution that addresses urban congestion and pollution problems while expanding mobility. ZEAs are a forcing mechanism for commercial electrification: an urban […]

Role of Medical Students towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Sakib, currently studying at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Planetary health and environment for poor populations: how can health professionals help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Gosch Berton, a 19-year-old Brazilian medical student, currently in the first year of medical school at the University of Passo Fundo. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

How the media could help end stigma around HIV

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 Over half of citizens in some countries express prejudice against people with HIV. A new study says the media has a key role to play in fighting the stigma of HIV. Showing […]

Human capital is the key to a successful ESG strategy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John M. Bremen, Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits, and Chief Innovation and Acceleration Officer, Willis Towers Watson & Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, Global Practice Leader and ASEAN and South Asia Talent and Rewards Business Leader, […]

Commission welcomes the adoption of €373 billion Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the political agreements on the Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 of €373 billion and its signature by both co-legislators. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure and allows for an entry […]

Commission welcomes the adoption of €373 billion Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the political agreements on the Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 of €373 billion and its signature by both co-legislators. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure and allows for an entry […]

EU Climate Law: MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%. With the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%. Parliament endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 […]

Motor Insurance: Commission welcomes European Parliament and Council agreement to update the Motor Insurance Directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement between the European Parliament and Council to update the 2009 Motor Insurance Directive. This Directive ensures that vehicles can freely circulate in the European Union while using the same compulsory insurance. It means that when accidents occur, injured […]

The elephant and the mouse: how corporate giants can avoid trampling on their stakeholders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum • Business is increasingly keen to be seen to be doing due diligence on ESG. • The ‘affected stakeholder’ concept is a key way of identifying those most impacted […]

8 female CEOs on bridging the gender gap in tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide […]

EU and US take decisive step to end aircraft dispute

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai reached an understanding relating to large civil aircraft, transforming almost 17 years of disputes into a forward-looking, collaborative platform to address bilateral issues as well as global challenges. Both sides will now […]

Questions and Answers on the EU Digital Covid Certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on an EU Digital Covid Certificate to facilitate travel within the EU without discrimination from 1 July. EU member states have introduced travel restrictions in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission drafted a proposal […]

Team Europe mobilises to support African economies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today announced a Team Europe initiative in support of Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as she joined global leaders at the Summit on Financing African Economies hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Working with […]

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. • Criminal organizations are using ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities during the pandemic. • Ransomware attacks have both a financial and a human cost. • 65 business, non-profit and government organizations have banded together to form the Ransomware Task Force. With the world still reeling […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manisha Das , a student of MBBS 2, studying at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh. . 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 […]

Zoom chief: Digital tax policy should be a ‘set of carrots’ not sticks

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 Global tax policy on digital services has to be multilateral – and should be more carrot than stick, Josh Kallmer, Zoom’s Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations has said. He […]

COVID-19 has been a setback for women. Gender-responsive policies can stem the losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Project Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Health, India, World Economic Forum, C4IR India & Dr Megha Bhargava, Deputy Commissioner Income Tax, Ministry of Finance, Government of India COVID-19 pandemic has exposed socio-economic inequalities in health, income, […]

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 […]

Investors must travel a winding road to net-zero. Here’s a map

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan For institutional investors, the path to net zero is not straightforward – but it is navigable. Earning both financial and environmental returns can be done, but it […]

Early detection of chronic kidney disease can save lives and cut costs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruud Dobber, Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit, AstraZeneca Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 700 million people around the world. Without investment in early detection, the cost of kidney failure will continue to spiral. Here are […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Engaging with citizens to build a more resilient Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Parliament President, David Sassoli, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have signed the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. This paves the way […]

This country is restarting air travel. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO, National Aviation Services The resumption of air travel will depend on the development of digital apps to manage transparent testing and vaccine data. The State of Kuwait is already using three tech solutions that […]

MEPs strongly condemn continuing violence in Yemen and military coup in Myanmar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Humanitarian aid for Yemen must be increased, MEPs say, and urge the military in Myanmar to immediately reinstate the civilian government. Parliament condemned in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen that has, since 2015, “degenerated into the worst humanitarian crisis in the […]

SRHR and HIV: is maternity a right?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rocha Cuzzuol is a 2nd year medical student at Federal University of Bahia, Vitória da Conquista – BA, 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 […]

3 priorities to shape the post-pandemic financial system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, UBS & Alice Law Shing-Mui, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Authority COVID-19 has sharpened the understanding that climate change could upend the financial […]

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 […]

Commission welcomes the political agreement on the transitional rules for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules for the transitional period of 2021-2022. These rules are based on the principle of continuity of the current CAP […]

EU should set goal to end homelessness by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament approved a series of recommendations to combat homelessness and end housing exclusion in the EU. In the resolution adopted with 647 votes in favour, 13 against and 32 abstentions, Parliament highlights the precarious living situation of over 700,000 persons who face […]

2021 EU budget must focus on supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The main focus of the 2021 budget should be to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation. Next year’s budget – the first of the 2021-2027 financing period – should “promote fair, inclusive […]