Russian war crimes in Ukraine: Commission welcomes European Parliament’s adoption of Eurojust’s reinforced mandate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Parliament adopted the Commission’s proposal to reinforce Eurojust’s mandate to collect and preserve evidence of war crimes. Following the provisional agreement by the EU Ambassadors yesterday, it would now be for EU Ministers to formally adopt the amended Eurojust Regulation before […]

Vaccine Hesitancy and the Strategies to Address it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Daniel Gizaw, a 22-year-old 5th year medical student at Addis Ababa University and resides in Ethiopia. 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 writers and do […]

Machine learning can help protect urban water. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India & Sanjiv Jha, Principal, Smart Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Climate change has highlighted the importance of preserving freshwater as a resource. Effective infrastructure management in cities is vital to preserve water. Real-Time […]

Wind and solar generated 10% of global electricity in 2021 – a world first

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 For the first time, wind and solar generated more than 10% of electricity globally in 2021, according to latest data. Fifty countries have now crossed the 10% wind and solar landmark, with […]

‘Fur Free Europe’: Commission decides to register new European Citizens’ Initiative on banning fur in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Fur Free Europe’. The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to introduce an EU-wide ban on keeping and killing animals for the purpose of fur production. They also ask for […]

Could cities hold the key to accelerating net-zero progress?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don McLean, Founder & CEO, Integrated Environmental Solutions According to a new report some of the world’s leading corporations do not have realistic sustainability goals and policies. Digital twin technology is able to provide accurate reporting data to […]

Combining crops and solar panels is allowing Kenya to ‘harvest the sun twice’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content There is huge potential for solar energy in Africa, but installing the arrays can have an impact on local ecosystems. Agrivoltaics is the simultaneous use of land for growing crops and generating […]

The rise of remote work means we need better ‘intercultural skills’ – this is what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Reuil, Global Shaper, Buenos Aires Hub The pandemic has ushered in a new era of remote work and companies must create the best conditions for employees to accomplish their goals remotely. The ability to work remotely has […]

From BRICS to OASES: a global platform for small economies on the international arena

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yaroslav Lissovolik,Head, Analytical Division, Global Markets Department (CIB), Sberbank Rather than largest economies forming the vanguard of global governance, there could be role for smaller economies that show success in economic policies and international mediation. Collectively these countries […]

The Afghanistan situation: humans

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year Medical student at the University of L’Aquila (Italy). 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 […]

Digital sovereignty: Commission proposes Chips Act to confront semiconductor shortages and strengthen Europe’s technological leadership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposes a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU’s security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications. The European Chips Act will bolster Europe’s competitiveness, resilience and help achieve both the digital and green transition. Recent […]

The Role of Telemedicine and E-health Services in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Cagla ESEN, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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 […]

How supporting social innovators can help drive racial equity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cheryl L. Dorsey, President, Echoing Green, Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum Systemic and structural barriers have long denied access […]

Here’s how exercise alters our brain chemistry – and could prevent dementia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Exercise boosts levels of a protein that strengthens communication between brain cells. Physical activity may help build synaptic health, even at late ages, new research shows. Protecting brain health is rising up […]

For green finance, climate policy is the new monetary policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huanhuan Zheng, Assistant Professor in Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Green bonds are booming worldwide as investors seek out sustainable, profitable investments But ‘greenwashing’ threatens to undermine the pursuit of the 2015 […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the map of France for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 within the framework of the revised Regional aid Guidelines (‘RAG’). The revised RAG, adopted by the Commission on […]

‘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 […]

3 areas of progress on climate change can help combat anxiety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karn Manhas, Founder, Terramera Many people are experiencing a sense of doom about the climate crisis. Being optimistic is hard when we’re faced with some pretty stark outcomes. Solutions bound by nature offer a positive focus in the […]

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 […]

These are the most international universities in the world in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education Times Higher Education’s (THE) survey of over 10,000 academics features internationally oriented universities leading global academic collaboration efforts through knowledge diplomacy. Knowledge diplomacy values scientific exchange and diverse, international student […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Many plastics end up in the ocean, where they release greenhouse gases as they slowly break down. Plastic incineration is a significant source of air pollution. Establishing a circular economy is crucial […]

The world is drowning in data. Why don’t we trade it like on a stock exchange?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitri Zabelin, Policy Analyst, Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC & Tomonori Yuyama, Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, World Economic Forum & Tomoaki Nakanishi, Project Fellow, Data for Common Purpose Initiative, World Economic Forum Data […]

Lessons Africa can teach us about building the digital future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Miebach CEO, Mastercard Africa has much to teach us about how to ensure everyone shares in a bright digital future. Existing business models and research often won’t translate, while services need to be curated from the ground […]

3 imperatives to accelerate the world’s sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG There is a unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future. Time is running out; we need to accelerate action on every front. Technology, skills development and global cooperation are paramount. When […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

5 ways to make your home more energy efficient

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 Energy costs are climbing, fuelled by rising demand and weak supply. For homes, it means gas and electricity bills are going up. Simple changes can save money and help make your home […]

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 […]

Russia must immediately withdraw its forces threatening Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Against the backdrop of increasing Russian military threats against Ukraine, MEPs say any aggression by Moscow must come at a high economic and political price. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 548 votes in favour, 69 against and 54 abstentions, Parliament condemns the […]

What is climate intelligence – and how can it help address climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neil Yeoh, Founder & CEO, OnePointFive, Matthias Muehlbauer, Founding Partner, OnePoint & FiveRachel Gould Consultant, Climate intelligence can help businesses monitor their exposure to climate risk more accurately. Large-scale climate datasets aggregated from sensors, satellites and scienceenable climate […]

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute, Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI,Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & Dr Andreas Ahlstrøm, Senior […]

Is working from home harming women’s careers?

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 As a result of working from home, 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than they were pre-pandemic, according to a survey. Difficulties accessing childcare and COVID-19 disruptions to […]