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, […]

The pandemic of gender-based violence and femicides

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amrutha Tadi, a second year medical student at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India. 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 […]

How to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: 4 NGOs explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Thompson, Community Lead, Civil Society , World Economic Forum & Emily Wolfe, Early Careers Programme, Civil Society , World Economic Forum Overnight, the lives of Ukrainians worldwide were completely disrupted, their democracy attacked, and millions of people […]

Global Gateway: Commission strengthens partnerships for sustainable investments with Niger, Ivory Coast and Ghana

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following-up on the 6th European Union – African Union summit, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen travelled to Niger, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week to strengthen the EU’s partnership with these key regional partners under the Global Gateway strategy. She launched the new […]

How Europe can exit the COVID-19 public health emergency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Kluge, Regional Director, Europe, World Health Organization (WHO) High COVID-19 vaccination rates in many European countries have helped to keep hospitalisation and death rates down in recent months, and have led to an easing of pandemic restrictions. […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: private sector can now donate in-kind support via new system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of the ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ campaign, the European Commission has created a new system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova and neighbouring EU Member States, to help cater for the needs of internally displaced and refugees. […]

Stand Up for Ukraine: European Commission and Government of Canada team up with Global Citizen to mobilise support for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on […]

European Commission and United States Joint Statement on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the United States announce that they have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems […]

Poor dental health costs employers $54 billion a year. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deeptha Khanna, Chief Business Leader, Personal Health; Executive Vice-President and Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Philips An estimated 3.5 billion people globally suffer from oral diseases – many of which are preventable. The economic impact of unmanaged […]

International public procurement instrument: New tool to support EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will have more leverage to push for the opening up of global procurement markets following an informal deal on the shape of the new tool on Monday evening. Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on setting up the international procurement instrument (IPI), which […]

The hidden side of the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a third year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to extend the scope of sanctions on Russia and Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement of Member States to adopt further targeted sanctions in view of the situation in Ukraine and in response to Belarus’s involvement in the aggression. In particular, the new measures impose restrictive measures on 160 individualsand amend Regulation (EC) […]

Future of Europe: final set of European Citizens’ Panel recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the Panel on ‘A stronger economy, social justice and jobs / Education, culture, youth and sport / Digital transformation’ took place in Dublin over the weekend. The last remaining set of recommendations from the four European Citizens’ Panels of the […]