Your morning cup of coffee contains 140 litres of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are […]

Council strongly criticised over failing to act to protect EU values in Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs condemned the Council’s inaction relating to EU values in Hungary, following last September’s Article 7 request by Parliament. In the debate with the Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Political and Security Committee Permanent Representative Călin Stoica, on behalf of […]

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly: strengthening the partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March […]

EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, on Horizon Europe. Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe’s future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve the European way […]

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains

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 The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of […]

European research priorities for 2021-2027 agreed with member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A provisional deal on Horizon Europe that bridges the EU research gap, prioritises SMEs and broadens thematic research was agreed with member states on Tuesday night. The European Parliament’s negotiating team agreed a partial provisional deal on Horizon Europe and its specific programme with […]

Migration and rule of law on next ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Migration, rule of law, climate change, ACP-EU relations beyond 2020, renewable energies and education will be among issues discussed at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest. From 18 to 20 March 2019, the Assembly will bring together Members of the European Parliament and […]

How three US cities are using data to end homelessness

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 Homelessness is a complex issue, but one that’s possible to solve, if the success of three cities in the United States is anything to go by. Policy-makers and non-profit organizations worldwide have wrestled […]

Four lessons for a successful switch to value-based healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Horne, Principal, Horne and Associates & Gabriel Seidman, Project Leader (New York), Boston Consulting Group & Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation Management & Value in Health, University Paris Descartes Medical School Let’s start with the good news; we […]

Ηealth’s foundation is falling apart: what can we do about it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Larisse Leal, a fourth year medical student at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF-GV), 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 the writer and do not necessarily […]

Parliament proposes policy toolbox to curb air pollution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A resolution adopted on Wednesday sets out proposals to tackle air pollution from transport, agriculture and energy sectors. In a non-binding resolution adopted with 446 votes to 146 and 79 abstentions, MEPs underline that air pollution has a local, regional, national and cross-border dimension […]

Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for insurers to invest in the real economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today new rules to help insurers to invest in equity and private debt and to provide long-term capital financing. The insurance industry is well-equipped to provide long-term finance by investing in equity and private debt, including of small and medium […]

Ninja innovation and the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association We are entering a new era of innovation. The pace of change is accelerating. More fundamental human problems will be solved in the next two decades than have been solved in the […]

Europe had a record year for Measles – and it’s partly down to anti-vaccine campaigners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Have you had your children vaccinated? It’s a question that might spark a strong “yes” or “no” in what’s become a highly charged debate. And while the majority of parents opt to go ahead, the World […]

Mankind’s first tool to fight malaria also kills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, Novartis Malaria parasites have been found in mosquitoes preserved in amber that are approximately 30 million years old. It is one of the most ancient identifiable diseases to affect humans – some […]

5 lessons for the future success of virtual and augmented reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Lopez, Vice President, Intel & Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have been around for decades in university laboratories and military facilities, but in 2014 the technology turned a […]