Here’s what could happen to the global economy this year

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 A PwC report predicts the global economy will grow 5% this year. The issued value of green bonds will surpass $500 billion. G7 public debt levels will exceed $57 trillion. The global […]

EU will have stronger powers in trade disputes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament adopted new rules allowing the EU to use countermeasures in trade disputes when arbitration is blocked. The strengthening of the so-called enforcement regulation allows the EU to protect its trade interests against partners acting illegally. From now on, the EU can […]

College meeting: European Commission reorganises the “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” into the “Service for the EU-UK Agreements”.

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 24 December 2020 means that the very successful mandate of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF) will come to an end. The UKTF will cease to exist on 1 March […]

Building trust: Here’s what you need to know about The Davos Agenda 2021

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 From 25 – 29 January, world leaders will meet virtually for a week of high-level talks hosted by the World Economic Forum. The Davos Agenda 2021 will center on the theme of […]

Linking HIV prevention with SRHR

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Dhwani Gandhi, a 1st year medical student studying in MP SHAH medical college, Jamnagar. 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 not necessarily […]

How Japan can build a sustainable future post-COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan, Member of the Executive Committee The business culture in Japan has been resistant to change. There is a traditional preference for seniority and lifelong employment and a lack of […]

SRHR and Ending HIV : Can one be achieved without the other ?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Babu Chaudhary, a student at Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, 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 IFMSA’s view […]

This is what emerging technologies mean for the future of infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Chalmers, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage & Lawrence Slade, CEO, Global Infrastructure Investor Association The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting traditional infrastructure markets and creating new ones; This change coupled with the impact […]

‘Trickle-down’ tax cuts don’t work, study says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A study claims that taxing the richest less doesn’t strengthen economies and worsens inequality. London-based academics have analysed 50 years of growth, income and employment data covering 18 countries. The study comes as governments are considering raising taxes to repair the economic damage of […]

Bosses perform better when they are appreciated by their staff, according to a new study

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 Managers were surveyed over 10 days about how much they felt appreciated, for a study by the University of Central Florida. Feeling more appreciated led to more energy, which translated into higher […]

Questions & Answers on vaccine negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For months, the European Commission has been building a portfolio of several vaccines, based on different technologies, at a fair price. A common, diversified portfolio of vaccines maximises our chances of securing them at the scale needed and as quickly as possible. Choosing several […]

Being blinded by labels stops social change. Art helps us see a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gina Badenoch, Founder, Ojos que Sienten AC & Capaxia UK, Capaxia UK • Cultural leaders and social entrepreneurs should collaborate to effect social change. • Art and storytelling help people to write their own narratives and connect beyond […]

Think you’re safe at home? Think again. 5 household demons to be mindful about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare With more than half of working adults experiencing anxiety relating to their jobs and home-working patterns, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, identifies five specific dangers of […]

How teaching ‘future resilient’ skills can help workers adapt to automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalin Jyotishi, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education and Labor, New America Automation will create jobs but puts some occupations at risk, especially those involving routine or a low skill level; A faster, more affordable pathway to upskilling […]

Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine grows in UK and US, but global concerns about side effects are on the rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The latest World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey on vaccine confidence shows that strong intent to get a COVID-19 vaccine has risen in the UK and the US, two countries where vaccines have […]

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 […]

Unequal burden: how the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to women’s workloads

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 restrictions mean both men and women spend longer doing jobs around the home. Women have seen a larger increase in unpaid work than men. Evidence shows that COVID-19 is reinforcing traditional […]

European Parliament to scrutinise deal on future EU-UK relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Provisional implementation is to remain a unique exception, said EP leaders. Parliamentary oversight will start soon to adopt the EP position before the end of the provisional application. On Monday 28 December, the leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament and President […]

Facial recognition can help re-start post-pandemic travel. Here’s how to limit the risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum The contactless technology is seen as a key measure being increasingly used by transport companies to address passenger fears about virus transmission Potential widespread use raises […]

Home working has exposed us all to more cybercrime. Here’s how to close the breach

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Shoham, Chief Executive for Strategy and Partnerships, Israeli National Cyber Directorate & Yosi Aviram, Director, Cyber Cooperation, Israeli National Cyber Directorate Cybercrime’s attack surface has increased because of the switch to home working. • There is a […]

The Fight for Women’s Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainil Devani, a First Year Medical Student at GMERS Gotri Medical College, Vadodara, 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 […]

2020 feels like dark fiction. Here’s how science can inspire a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Pyenson, Curator, Fossil Marine Mammals, Smithsonian Institution & Alex Dehgan, Co-founder and CEO , Conservation X Labs Wildfires, climate change, biodiversity loss and the pandemic are all signs of how humanity’s relationship with nature has changed. Scientists […]

MEPs to grill Frontex director on agency’s role in pushbacks of asylum-seekers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The alleged involvement of Frontex staff in pushbacks of asylum-seekers by the Greek border guard will be the focus of a debate in the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs are set to demand answers from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency’s Executive […]

EU values in Hungary and Poland: debate on recent developments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Debate today on Article 7 developments and the state of LGBTI rights in Poland and Hungary with Commissioner for Justice Reynders and Commissioner for Equality Dalli. When: Monday, 30 November 17.05 – 18.45 Where: European Parliament in Brussels, József Antall building, room 2Q2 and […]

MEPs call on EU leaders to end MFF deadlock without giving in on rule of law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP group leaders and the Commission advise Hungary and Poland to take the EU to Court on rule of law, instead of penalising EU citizens by blocking the budget. In the debate on the European summit of 10-11 December, Commission President Ursula von der […]

Building the future of EU strategic foresight – Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the annual conference of the European Policy and Strategy Analysis System

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” First of all, my thanks to President Sassoli for his kind words, and to Anthony Teasdale for helping to reinforce the ESPAS community over the past few years. It is crucial that we work together across EU institutions – and also […]

Medical Students Can Help to Protect Women Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, a first-year medical student at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. 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 IFMSA’s […]

EU trade agreements: delivering for Europe’s businesses

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 4th Annual Report on the Implementation of the European Union’s Trade Agreements in 2019 published today shows the benefits of our expanding global trade network. Despite tensions in the global trade arena, the report shows that EU trade agreements continued to facilitate fair […]

Countries are piling on record amounts of debt amid COVID-19. Here’s what that means

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 Public debt levels and deficits have hit records during the pandemic. Many experts argue it’s a sound means to fund the recovery. Such borrowing has been further enabled and […]

Robots and chatbots can help alleviate the mental health epidemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence COVID-19 has piled multiple additional pressures on to people’s mental health. • AI is already providing assistance in the mental health domain. • Having mental health technology in place is beneficial for […]

Team Europe: EU provides €100 million to Mozambique for education, health and social protection

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, commented: “With this contribution, the European Union will support Mozambique’s Government in […]

Protecting Health Workers’ Safety Around the World

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leah Sarah Peer is a medical student at Saint James School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois class of 2022. 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 […]

Here’s how sustainable aviation fuel can take off in Europe

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Soubly Project Lead, Clean Skies for Tomorrow, World Economic Forum LLC & Lloyd Pinnel Aviation Lead, Energy Transitions Commission 15 major companies from across the European aviation sector have codeveloped policy recommendations for delivery to the European […]