COVID-19 Wave III: were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student of Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 […]

A supercomputer is helping to reduce traffic jams, saving time and money. Here’s how

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 supercomputer has pinpointed and eased congestion in the US city of Chattanooga. This has resulted in a 16% decrease in fuel use. The technology could reduce fuel consumption across the US […]

Business success depends on mindset. This study of African entrepreneurs explains why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Chief Executive Officer, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Most entrepreneurs in Africa are women – yet their businesses are less profitable. The reasons might be linked to mindset. For entrepreneurs in Africa, success can depend largely on […]

3 reasons why consumer demand matters for the post-COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute & Victor Fabius, Partner, McKinsey & Company The COVID-19 recession is dominated by the collapse in consumer spending making the consumer more important than ever to economic recovery; The uneven impact of […]

Having a baby during COVID-19 gave me new respect for the job ‘mom’

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 Mothers have been among the hardest hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Women lost almost twice as many jobs around the world as men, largely as a result of […]

Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter • Striking a balance between data access and privacy is tricky. • Different approaches to the problem can either reinforce or redress existing power imbalances. • Discussions are progressing about the […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes €6.8 million in total to support 1,700 dismissed workers of air carriers KLM and Finnair

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposes to support 1,200 former workers of KLM in the Netherlands and 500 former workers of Finnair in Finland, who lost their jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on passenger air transport. The proposed total of €6.8 […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes findings of the evaluation of rules on horizontal agreements between companies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today a Staff Working Document that summarises the findings of the evaluation of the two horizontal block exemption regulations on Research & Development and specialisation agreements (“R&D BER” and “Specialisation BER” respectively, together “HBERs”), together with the Horizontal Guidelines. […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes EU Strategy for the development and availability of therapeutics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today complementing the successful EU Vaccines Strategy with a strategy on COVID-19 therapeutics to support the development and availability of much-needed COVID-19 therapeutics, including for the treatment of ‘long COVID’. Today’s Strategy covers the full lifecycle of medicines: from research, […]

COVID-19 WAVE III: Were the Lessons Learned from Last Year Implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aleeza Safeer, a medical student from Pakistan. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

International cooperation and the era of digital currency growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance of Ireland There has been a shift toward digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]

The rise and rise of media on your mobile phone – in one chart

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aran Ali, Author, Visual Capitalist Since 2011, media consumption for U.S. adults is up 20% across all categories. An average of 4 hours and 12 minutes is spent on mobile devices. There are a wide array of apps […]

5 innovators making the electric vehicle battery more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) could reach 245 million units by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. While EVs emit less CO2, their batteries are tough to recycle. Made from cobalt, […]

COVID – ACT III, When do I get off the stage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aiman Nadeem, a third year medical student, currently completing her MBBS in Pakistan and a member of IFMSA-Pakistan since 2019. 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 […]

This innovative project fuses journalism and music to highlight lawlessness at sea

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Urbina, Investigative Reporter and Director, The Outlaw Ocean Project Environmental crimes and human rights abuses are rife at sea and their offshore status means they’re largely hidden from the world. The Outlaw Ocean Project is a journalistic […]

Investing in handwashing facilities to protect communities and kickstart economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 40% of the world’s population do not have access to handwashing facilities. Hand hygiene should be universally available to protect us from current and future pandemics. UNICEF […]

Q&A: A on the EU COVID-19 certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament supports an EU COVID-19 certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination. EU member states have introduced travel restrictions in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Parliament supports the creation of an EU COVID-19 certificate […]

Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the Commission’s proposal for a new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” Today, the European Commission has adopted two initiatives that will help build a stronger and more resilient European economy. We’ve put forward legislation that will give us the power to tackle foreign subsidies that harm fair competition in the Single Market. […]

On COVID-19: Did we prepare for another storm while dust was settling? A tale of world’s largest democracy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms.  Aakriti, a student of MBBS 3rd year, studying at Medical College Baroda, Gujarat, 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

Palliative care: managing the total pain

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinicius Kaiser Queiroz, 20 years old, a second year medical student at UFPel, located in Pelotas, RS, 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 writer […]

How technology can help unbanked access e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirill Evstratov, Chief Executive Officer, Unlimint The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global trend away from cash towards digital payments. Worldwide, 1.7 billion adults do not have access to a bank account – placing them at a disadvantage […]

What is the ‘Green List’ and how can it help protect the world’s natural wonders?

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 The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas aims to raise standards for nature conservation. 16 countries worldwide have currently made the list, with 50 more hoping to make the grade. […]

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 […]

Commission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission proposes today a new instrument to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the Single Market. Today’s legislative proposal follows the adoption of the White Paper in June 2020 and an extensive consultation process with stakeholders. It aims at closing the […]

Why businesses must drive the next evolution in global connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Mottram, Senior Vice-President, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deployment of 5G networks is resource-intensive will require support from businesses. Businesses stand to benefit significantly from 5G innovation and will be the driving force behind adoption. To […]

Independent journalism is a public good. We must work together to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Zappulla, CEO , Thomson Reuters Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded media freedom around the world and led to a decline in independent journalism. The pandemic has forced news organisations to adapt to changes to news consumption, […]

Which green actions really reduce climate emissions?

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 Poll finds people have the wrong priorities for tackling climate change. Most people overestimate the impact of less effective green actions. We also underestimate the proportion of people displaced by climate and […]

How central banks are tackling climate change risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Anna Ainio, Policy Officer, European Commission Central banks have an increasingly critical role in tackling climate change policy objectives. Incorporating climate-related risks into regulatory frameworks remains challenging but central banks are starting to lead the way. The […]

As the world’s waste mounts, technology is helping communities reduce, reuse and recycle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content India-based Recykal is using cloud-based web and mobile applications to track waste and promote recycling. The initiative wants to reduce the amount of recyclable material that ends up burned, dumped or in landfill. […]

Palliative care: an indispensable component for a better quality of life

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinícius Almeida da Nóbrega, a first-year medical student at Federal University of Campina Grande, 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 writer and do not […]

Europe Day: discover the European Union on 9 May 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU institutions will open their ‘virtual’ doors to celebrate Europe Day on 9 May. People across the EU and beyond will be able to find out more about the European Union and what it does. Across the week, you can learn all about […]

State aid: Commission approves €400 million Danish aid scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective of achieving […]

6 ways social entrepreneurs are saving lives during India’s COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum India is facing a second wave of COVID-19 confirmed cases. Social entrepreneurs are stepping up to help those most vulnerable to the health and […]