Cryptocurrency regulation is changing. Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn White, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Accenture, Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Ousmène Mandeng, Senior Advisor Blockchain and Multiparty Systems, Accenture Policymakers should act quickly to gather macroeconomic impact data […]

Metsola: Disentangle ourselves from Russian energy and fast-forward green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing European leaders at a Special Meeting of the European Council, EP President Roberta Metsola said that the way we react in the next months will define our common future. Dear colleagues, What we have achieved so far is already unprecedented, we have kept […]

This is the future of work, according to experts at Davos 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. /Author: Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings & Ester Baiget, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novozymes The future of work, jobs and skills was a core theme of the […]

The Pandemic of Science in Society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Demuner, a medical student at Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

How China’s efforts are advancing global development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Ivey, Chief Representative Officer, China Office, World Economic Forum Beijing China’s Global Development Initiative aims to bring renewed attention to the immediate challenges that threaten our global ability to deliver the SDGs. Some good examples are emerging […]

Biosolutions: A clear path to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings & Ester Baiget, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novozymes Biotechnology provides powerful solutions to many of today’s climate, health and sustainability challenges, […]

How leaning on nature can beat urban heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas, Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030 By 2070, 3.5 billion people will be heavily affected by heat, 1.6 billion […]

Rule of law in Malta: MEPs travel to Valletta to take stock of developments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On 23-25 May, six MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee will assess progress in the investigations, trials, and reforms that followed the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Two and a half years after the last visit of an EP delegation to the country in […]

Minimizing Vaccine Hesitancy At The Local And Individual Level

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew is a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. 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 not necessarily reflect […]

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 […]

Partnerships for Regional Innovation: 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected for Pilot Action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission announced the 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected in the pilot project for Partnerships for Regional Innovation, an initiative developed together with the Committee of the Regions. Participants in the pilot action are open to share good practices […]

Vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19: how can we approach it with efficient communication strategies?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Erick Enock Magese, a Tanzanian 4th year medical student at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences located in Mwanza, Tanzania. 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 […]

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 […]

AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clara Clemente Langevin, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil, Rafael Fassio, C4IR Brazil Fellow AI/ML and State Attorney, São Paulo State Government, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil & […]

Could electrofuels help power a greener future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Transportation is responsible for around 20% of global CO2 emissions. Electrofuels are being seen as a way of helping to decarbonize aviation and shipping. This new type of fuel is carbon neutral […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans approve EU’s response to the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A Flash Eurobarometer survey in all EU Member States published today shows large consensus among EU citizens in favour of the EU’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The majority of Europeans think that since the war started, the EU has shown solidarity (79%) […]

Can science help us understand populism, from ‘malignant manicheism’ to Marine Le Pen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Recent election results in Europe have been interpreted as a reversal for populism. Researchers are trying to gain a fuller understanding of what populism is and how it spreads. […]

47 million people in the world are on the edge of famine. What can be done?

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 Russia’s war in Ukraine is worsening world hunger, with 47 million people in 81 countries on the edge of famine, the World Food Programme warns. The number of people facing acute food […]

Legal migration: Attracting skills and talent to the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today proposing an ambitious and sustainable legal migration policy. As part of the comprehensive approach to migration set out in the Pact on Migration and Asylum, the Commission is proposing legal, operational and policy initiatives that will benefit the EU’s economy, […]

Vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19: how can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. CYUBAHIRO Karangwa Verite, MD’25, and UWASE Sandrine, MD’26, two medical students from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. 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 writers and […]

How harnessing the power of SMEs and mid-sized companies can shape the future of sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing From investors to consumers, and employees to regulators, there is increasing pressure for businesses to integrate ESG considerations […]

EP inquiry committee for Pegasus and other spyware launched

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament’s new inquiry committee investigating the use of Pegasus and other spyware had its first meeting, electing a Chair and three Vice-Chairs. The new committee is tasked with investigating the use of Pegasus software and other equivalent spyware, and held its constitutive […]

Ukraine: EU boosts humanitarian aid with additional €50 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As heavy fighting and missile strikes continue to destroy critical civilian infrastructure, humanitarian needs in Ukraine remain extremely high. Despite access and security constraints, EU humanitarian partners are providing assistance to vulnerable people in different regions of Ukraine. The EU is allocating a further […]

The pandemic of violence against women and femicides

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, Junior researcher, and a PhD candidate at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 writers and do not […]

Violence prevention: Gender equality and women’s health journey during Covid-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, Junior researcher, and a PhD candidate at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 writers and do not […]

EuroLat Assembly: hate speech, circular economy and food security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The 14th Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly plenary session will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 13 and 14 April. Members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), composed of 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, will participate on […]

The pandemic within the pandemic

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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Afghanistan: Parliament strongly condemns education ban for girls

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs are deeply worried by the recent Taliban decision to indefinitely extend the ban on allowing girls in seventh grade and above to attend school. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament calls for a reversal of these restrictions, while noting previous commitments by […]

MEPs back plans to restock gas reserves before next winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament backs plans to accelerate the refilling of Europe’s strategic gas reserves, so households and businesses have enough gas for the next heating season. The proposal, adopted under Parliament’s urgent procedure process, will now be negotiated with EU ministers. MEPs want to establish a […]

Ukraine: EU must protect all children fleeing the war

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for children fleeing war in Ukraine to be given safe passage and for assistance for those internally displaced or unable to leave areas under siege. With 509 votes to 3 and 47 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution recalling […]

EU develops strategic reserves for chemical, biological and radio-nuclear emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To improve the EUs preparedness and response to public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the Commission is building up strategic reserves of response capacities through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This includes a €540.5 million rescEU strategic stockpile, […]

MEPs lift restrictions on the cross-border hire of trucks without their drivers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Under new rules adopted on Tuesday, there will be fewer restrictions on the use of hired vans or trucks without drivers from another EU country. Parliament gave a final green light to an agreement with EU governments on the update of the EU rules […]

Which are the best countries in the world for entrepreneurs in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sreevas Sahasranamam, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Strathclyde, Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Executive Director and a GEM 2021/2022 Global Report author, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Stephen Hill, Professor Emeritus and Lead Author of the GEM 2021/2022 Global Report, […]