Tired all the time? Here’s a formula for the perfect night’s sleep

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content A study of half a million people has led scientists to new insights on the way we sleep. The joint British/Chinese study pinpointed the ideal number of sleep hours we need. Sleep […]

6 new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer

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 Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers, leading to 10 million deaths in 2020. But scientists are using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, precision oncology and other technologies to improve treatment and […]

State aid: Commission approves German umbrella scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a German umbrella scheme with a budget of around €11 billion to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Apple over practices regarding Apple Pay

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices. By limiting access to a standard technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices in stores (‘Near-Field Communication (NFC)’ or […]

5 things companies and staff need to learn about hybrid work

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 Hybrid working will be part of future work patterns, but some companies and employees are struggling to adapt, a new Microsoft report says. Half of business leaders say their company plans to […]

How to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: 4 NGOs explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Thompson, Community Lead, Civil Society , World Economic Forum & Emily Wolfe, Early Careers Programme, Civil Society , World Economic Forum Overnight, the lives of Ukrainians worldwide were completely disrupted, their democracy attacked, and millions of people […]

What happens if a country defaults on its debts?

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 147 governments have defaulted on debts since 1960. If Russia defaults on its interest payments, creditors might lose money. But it’s unlikely that world financial markets would be destabilized, the IMF says. […]

‘Incomparable suffering’: UNHCR’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams says worse to come for Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, Head of Social Video, World Economic Forum With the fastest-growing flow of people the world has ever recorded fleeing Russia’s three-week-old invasion of Ukraine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR ) has said that humanitarian […]

IRC’s David Miliband: Ukraine, the humanitarian challenge and the  ‘reboot’ refugee support needs now  

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

Right to repair: MEPs set out their demands ahead of Commission’s proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The “right to repair” must encompass designing products that last longer and can be fixed, as well as labelling to better inform consumers and extending guarantee rights. In a resolution approved on Wednesday with 41 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, the […]

Companies to be more accountable for their social and environmental impact

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Large companies will soon need to publicly disclose detailed information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental risks. On Tuesday, the Legal Affairs Committee adopted its position on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) with 22 votes in favour and one […]

Human rights breaches in Myanmar, Mexico and Nagorno-Karabakh

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the respective human rights situations in Myanmar, Mexico and Nagorno-Karabakh. Myanmar, one year after the coup More than a year after the coup d’état in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, Parliament reiterates that it strongly […]

‘No exceptions, no exclusions, no excuses’ – 6 industry experts make the case for women’s health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. It is our collective responsibility to implement an inclusive and transformative post-COVID recovery effort by empowering women and […]

Four inspiring things emerging in the African tech space

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chisom Udemezue, Assistant Manager, Knowledge Management, Clean Tech Hub Nigeria, Oluwole Hammond, Global Shaper, Abuja Hub, Africa’s tech ecosystem has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, with 2021 seeing a record number of investments. Tech start-ups across the […]

Feeling optimistic about 2022? Most business leaders are

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 Business leaders around the world think 2022 will be a year of growth. Although levels of optimism vary between countries. But a new survey shows a worrying lack of business action on […]

The beginning of endemicity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ketevan Khetsuriani, a 22-year, enthusiastic 5th-year medical student at David Tvildiani Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. 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 […]

European Media Freedom Act: Commission launches public consultation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes an open public consultation on the upcoming European Media Freedom Act, a landmark initiative announced by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address to safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in the EU […]

How investing in social impact networks can spur innovation and change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Dajani, Founder, We Love Reading, Jordan & Hashemite University, Jordan, and President of the Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab world & Maria Gallo, Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin & Ján Michalko, […]

Commission presents guide for a fair transition towards climate neutrality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission issues policy guidance for a fair and inclusive transition towards climate neutrality to complement the package on delivering the Green Deal presented in July. The proposed Council Recommendation sets out specific guidance to help Member States devise and implement policy packages […]

Globalization and world trade bounce back from the impact of COVID-19: report

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 Reports of the demise of globalization due to COVID-19 have proved premature, says global connectedness report. World trade of goods has surged to pre-pandemic levels despite supply chain problems. But many countries […]

Scientists have created vegan glitter made from fruit

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 Scientists have come up with a sustainable glitter alternative derived from fruit. Conventional glitter contains harmful microplastics that pollute the environment. The new biodegradable glitter is vegan, so everyone can sparkle again […]

The importance of understanding intersectionality in health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rodrigo L. Leite, a 6th year medical student and Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medial student from Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

EU and U.S. agree to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing disputes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and U.S. agreed today to suspend all retaliatory tariffs on EU and U.S. exports imposed in the Airbus and Boeing disputes for a four-month period. The suspension allows both sides to focus on resolving this long-running dispute. It provides an important boost […]

Security Union: Commission welcomes political agreement on removing terrorist content online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. Once adopted, the Regulation will ensure that online platforms play a more active role in detecting terrorist […]

InvestEU Fund: boost for sustainable, innovative and social investment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. InvestEU aims to be a fund that provides support to EU investors by integrating and simplifying the financing, offered under a single budgetary guarantee scheme. On Wednesday evening, MEPs from the Budgetary and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees adopted with 71 votes to 17 […]

Brexit must not put UK university research at risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Arthur, President and provost, University College London UK universities are at the forefront of some of the greatest discoveries and innovations shaping our world today. They are home to extraordinary academics from around the world who are carrying […]