‘Businesses are more trusted than governments’. Here’s how the private sector is stepping up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum The Edelman Trust Barometer 2022 reveals that businesses and NGOs are more trusted than governments and that most workers expect CEOs to be the “face of change”. Heads of state, business […]

Here’s how we can bridge the ‘data divide’ for a more equitable future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Carlson, President, Chief Growth Officer, Splunk & Kriss Deiglmeier, Chief Social Impact Officer , Splunk Inc. Due to the ‘data divide’, data is predominantly used to create commercial value, rather than to solve pressing social and environmental […]

Connectivity is unleashed at MWC Barcelona 2022

Barcelona Spain 28 February – 3 March 2022 It’s time to reconnect, reimagine, and reinvent MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. And it’s the best place for networking opportunities with mobile […]

The storytellers behind conservation awareness

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 A birdsong album featuring endangered species was a chart hit in Australia. It’s just one of the innovative ways in which conservationists are raising awareness. From dance projects to swimming feats, human […]

Green finance can bolster India’s transition to net-zero. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amitabh Chaudhry, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Axis Bank The effects of climate change are causing damage to the environment and disrupting economies around the world. India is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 but its […]

EU-Moldova: Commission proposes €150 million in Macro-Financial Assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request by the Republic of Moldova, the European Commission has adopted today a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) operation of up to €150 million, out of which up to €30 million would be provided in grants and up to €120 […]

Preventing child and adolescent suicide in Africa and developing nations; taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student at 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 Global Approach to Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Management in the 21st Century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Patcharapol Thanomjit, Lapatsara Kohnoi, and Vorrasukrit Vorravimuta, two medical students from Thailand. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

What is green hydrogen and why do we need it? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum & Emanuele Taibi, Head of the Power Sector Transformation Strategies, International Renewable Energy Agency Green hydrogen could be a critical enabler of the global transition to sustainable energy […]

EU further steps up its support to the people of Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission will mobilise an additional €30 million to further strengthen its support to the people of Belarus. This new funding will complement and expand the already existing EU support for youth, independent media, small and medium-sized enterprises in exile, and culture. President […]

Strengthening human rights and democracy in the world: EU launches a €1.5 billion plan to promote universal values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the eve of Human Rights Day and coinciding with the Summit for Democracy, the European Union launches the Global Europe Human Rights and Democracy programme. This programme, worth €1.5 billion, steps up EU support in promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, […]

What are countries doing to encourage the transition to electric vehicles?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content Global electric car sales grew 140% in the first quarter of 2021. Publicly accessible chargers have grown sevenfold across Europe in the past five years. But there is still a serious lack […]

Animal welfare: MEPs urge a shift from live to meat-and-carcass transport

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. After 18 months of fact-finding, Parliament’s committee of inquiry into the protection of animals during transport adopted its conclusions and recommendations. Parliament‘s inquiry into the protection of animals during transport (the ANIT committee), set up in June 2020 to investigate alleged violations of EU […]

International public procurement: a new instrument to support EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Trade Committee adopted its position on the draft international procurement instrument aimed at restoring the balance of opportunities for EU companies tendering outside the EU. The proposed International Procurement Instrument (IPI) introduces measures limiting the access to open EU public procurement tenders of […]

17th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen took part in the 17th EU-Central Asia Ministerial meeting, in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). The meeting was chaired by the High Representative Borrell and hosted by the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, with […]