Science leads the response to COVID-19. These 25 scientists are tackling the other global challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Martha Chahary, Lead, Young Scientists Community, World Economic Forum Scientists have maximum visibility in the COVID-19 response, while proposing solutions to other global challenges, from climate change […]

Coronavirus: the truth against the myths: Lockdown by a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, an MBBS fifth year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in China. He 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 […]

How impact finance can alleviate COVID-19’s economic symptoms

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 private sector is facing unprecedented difficulties in accessing finance at at a time when it is sorely needed. Gig workers and those on low incomes in emerging economies are among those […]

3 steps to boost your digital safety while working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes  As people work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, they become more vulnerable to digital attacks and scams. Hackers may try to exploit […]

COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs voiced concerns about the internal market during a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager on Monday. The majority of MEPs perceive the timely state aid schemes as a lifeline for companies during the COVID-19 crisis. However, they stress […]

COVID-19: MEPs debate how to best protect cross-border and seasonal workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee is set to delve into alleged breaches of EU law on working time, health and safety of cross-border workers, on Tuesday. Following disturbing reports about the precarious situation facing potentially hundreds of thousands of cross-border and seasonal workers […]

Rule of Law in Poland: concerns continue to grow among MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The attacks on the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in Poland need to be addressed urgently, say a majority of MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee. In a committee debate on Monday, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) presented his draft interim […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction may reduce competition in the passenger air transport services between the European Economic […]

Mental health and social isolation: how do have an active participation in self-care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Raupp Santiago, Medical student of the fifth period at Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA). 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 […]

Here’s why the world’s recovery from COVID-19 could be doughnut shaped

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 Doughnut plan seeks to balance the needs of people and the environment. Amsterdam aims to offer everyone fair social terms within safe ecological limits. The idea was conceived by Kate Raworth, an […]

5 steps businesses can take to protect air quality after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Garrett-Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd and Chair, Clean Air Fund Air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year. The COVID-19 crisis offers us a chance to address this. The technology […]

How youth and technology can drive Africa’s COVID-19 response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group & Dan Kaseje, Professor of Public Health, Tropical Institute of Community Health, Kisumu, Kenya Africa needs integrated responses to COVID-19 that build on countries’ existing strengths and resources. Here we propose […]

These 5 charts show our shifting behaviour around coronavirus

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 new YouGov survey examines how our behaviour has changed as the pandemic unfolds. Between March and May, there were significant changes in the way people led their lives. British people have […]

Seeing through the mist of myths of Coronavirus

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. DongGyun Ko, a second year medical student from Hallym University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea. He 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 […]

Behind the firewall: a discussion on the evolution of cybersecurity in the utility industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Gumbiner, Consultant, Siemens The utility sector is being transformed – and this process has opened the industry up to a new range of cyber-threats. Attacks will continue to escalate in frequency and complexity. Here, two industry experts […]

These entrepreneurs are turning discarded fishing nets into surfboards and swimwear

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Up to 800,000 tonnes of fishing gear is dumped or lost at sea each year. ‘Ghost nets’ kill marine life, destroy habitats and damage fishing boats. Fishermen are supplementing earnings […]

An expert explains: the digital risks facing our children during COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 1 billion children globally have been affected by school closures. Online learning has filled a lot of the gaps, meaning screen time has increased for many children. Around 60% of […]

New research reveals the true extent of corruption in fisheries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum Corruption is a problem throughout fish value chains. The consequences are widespread and more serious than just illegality. A structured, policy-based approach is needed to address this issue. […]

Here’s how to check in on your AI system, as COVID-19 plays havoc

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has disrupted our behaviours, playing havoc with AI systems. Subject matter experts, who understand the context in which an AI system is operating, should assess how the […]

The mental domain in times of a pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Brendon de Almeida Nunes and Giovana Lisboa Campos, students of the third yeat of medicine school at Unicesumar. They are 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 writers […]

Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a shift in migration rhetoric to include individual health security. Limitations on movement, while necessary to manage the virus, can make it […]

Mental Health in the COVID-19 era

This article was written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Sheharyar Akhtar, a 4th year medical student from Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot, Punjab. Pakistan.. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. No one would ever say that someone with […]

10 lessons from the COVID-19 frontline for a more gender-equal world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katja Iversen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver Women and girls must be front and centre of coronavirus response and recovery. • Sex-disaggregated data is needed to understand the impact on men and women. • Economic opportunities, […]

5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Quinney, Specialist, Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Biodiversity is critically important to human health, economies and livelihoods. Humans have caused the loss of 83% of all wild animals and half of all plants. To mark the […]

Teachers launch a free ebook to help children cope with the pandemic

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 Lego Foundation supports ebook written by teachers to help children during COVID. Publisher Nosy Crow releasesfree resource answering kids’ most common coronavirus questions. Humanitarian organizations join forces to publish book on how […]

Climate action must stay top of the global agenda as we emerge from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips COVID-19 is making the interconnectedness of our world clear. The pandemic may be laying the groundwork for the efforts required to tackle climate change. These changes will need political and industrial […]

Coronavirus: here’s what you need to know about face masks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Due to COVID-19, face masks are in high demand across the globe. Over 50 countries have made mask-wearing in public mandatory. China still makes most masks, but new makers are entering the […]

EP supports local authorities fighting the effects of the pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Besides Parliament’s core activities, President Sassoli has offered EP support to local authorities providing meals, shelter and a COVID-19 testing centre. The current precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have not affected the European Parliament’s capacity to ensure the legislative, budgetary and […]

European Youth Event 2020: giving a voice to young people to influence EU policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Youth Event (EYE) goes online to engage young people with high-level politicians, experts and influencers and discuss EU role in the COVID-19 crisis. ‘EYE online’, following the postponement of EYE2020 due to the pandemic, goes into its final week and offers young […]

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Troëng, Executive Vice President, Field Delivery, Conservation International, Bogotá, Colombia & Edward Barbier, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University & Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica There is a misperception […]

State aid: Commission approves €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support the Italian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 […]

Mental Health in times of a pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bezawit Kassahun, a 22 year old medical student from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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 reflect […]

How we can survive the great COVID lockdown: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum Speed and scale of job losses is unprecedented. Countries face debt squeeze, action needed to avoid ‘full-blown debt crisis’. Debt relief for poorer countries; ‘solidarity tax’ among possible […]