As coronavirus spreads to poorer countries, here’s how the world can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chema Vera, Interim Executive Director, Oxfam International Thirty million people. More than that many people could die worldwide from coronavirus unless we see urgent intervention, according to Imperial College London. We could see the world’s biggest humanitarian disaster […]

Total US cases quadruple in one week – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the most significant developments and selected articles to read, as of Monday 30 March. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 over coronavirus concerns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ending weeks of speculation over whether they would go ahead in July. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after Japanese Prime […]

‘Act fast and do whatever it takes’ to fight the COVID-19 crisis, say leading economists

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Leading economists urge governments to bring out the ‘big artillery’ to fight the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unconventional policy options such as ‘helicopter money’ should be on the table, […]

The EU’s outermost regions: strengthened partnership bears fruit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission adopted a report on progress made under the 2017 Strategic Partnership with the EU’s outermost regions, which strengthened the cooperation between the EU outermost regions, the respective Member States and the European Commission. The report shows that this strengthened partnership […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes to activate fiscal framework’s general escape clause to respond to pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today proposes the activation of the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) as part of its strategy to respond quickly, forcefully and in a coordinated manner to the coronavirus pandemic. Once endorsed by the Council, it will allow […]

A pandemic of solidarity? This is how people are supporting one another as coronavirus spreads

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 COVID-19 continues to spread – but it’s bringing out the best in people across the globe. Volunteers are looking out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours. Across Europe, people are singing to one […]

Parliament mobilised to channel EU funds to those affected by Coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Regional Development Committee is ready to find the most efficient way possible to allow the Corona Response Investment Initiative to be adopted and swiftly implemented. EP Regional Development Committee Chair, Younous Omarjee (GUE/NGL, FR) said: “Europe must show solidarity right now. Cohesion policy […]

From the boardroom to the consulting room: pharma’s role in curing gender bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation • Pharma companies putting greater priority on women makes sense financially and in terms of healthcare impact. • Women in low-income countries bear a disproportionate disease burden. • More […]

This is how the Western Balkans will become more innovative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Attilio Di Battista, Project Lead, Country Accelerators, World Economic Forum The Western Balkans is one of the areas […]

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look like

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 It’s possible to switch to a fully sustainable global energy landscape within the next 30 years, according to research. Greater geographical connectivity of solar, wind and hydro power, can reduce energy use […]

Avocado: the ‘green gold’ causing environment havoc

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuel Ochoa Ayala, Academic Researcher, Economic and Business Research Institute • The avocado boom means 11 billion pounds are consumed annually worldwide. • Intensive production in Michoacán state, Mexico has caused environment damage on multiple fronts. • The […]

Correcting the “jitters” in quantum devices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David L. Chandler, Writer, MIT News & MIT News A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. Labs around the world are racing to develop […]

These are New York Public Library’s 10 most borrowed books

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 The New York Public Library has revealed its most-borrowed books. More than half are for children. One title has been borrowed almost half a million times. The Very Hungry Caterpillar might be […]

Tips for investor engagement in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Jensen, Project manager, World Economic Forum Investors are looking to grow their portfolios in emerging markets. They must take the time to understand the local business environment, culture, and evolving regulations. Partnering with local investors can be […]

More countries are making progress on corruption – but there’s much to be done, says a new report

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 report from Transparency International finds improvements in the fight against corruption. But most countries are stagnating, and there are worrying connections between rich and poor countries. The report says unregulated […]

Trade: First year of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement shows growth in EU exports

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1 February 2020 marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). In the first ten months following the implementation of the agreement, EU exports to Japan went up by 6.6% compared to the same period the […]

This man swam under the East Antarctic ice sheet to highlight the impact of climate change

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 Endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh has completed a 1 kilometre swim under the East Antarctic ice shelf. The feat was part of his campaign to secure a […]

These innovations could keep us cool without warming the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Radhika Lalit, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute The global demand for air conditioning is growing fast. Most air-conditioning units are highly inefficient and use environmentally damaging refrigerants. The Global Cooling Prize was launched in 2018 to drive innovation in […]

The gateway to carbon pricing? Air pollution policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre & Ondine Berland, Masters Student and Research Assistant, Paris School of Economics Buying carbon is too cheap and easy. ‘Gateway tax’, focussing on air pollution, could be initial step. Outdoor air […]

How Gen Z and Millennials can learn to love manufacturing jobs for real

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable Industrial companies face several challenges that make closing the talent gap more difficult than for other sectors. Yet, in the next 10 years, jobs in the industrial world may ironically be some of the […]

From Policy to Reality: Discrepancies in Universal Health Care Systems across the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Giovanni Cuce’, a first-year medical student at the University of Catania, Italy. He us 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 […]

Want a sustainable business? Hire in talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Few companies have embraced sustainability in their hiring processes. Businesses should learn from the digital shift and hire in talent with new skills. The way companies select leaders will have a lasting impact […]

European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission published today the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to […]

Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on Thursday Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress. This means that MEPs can soon start negotiating the final shape that the legislation will take with Council, which has also approved its general […]

Personalized healthcare and better population health? Here’s how digital can help achieve that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Technology is bringing us closer to personalized healthcare and optimized population health. But how we apply emerging technologies and digital innovation in healthcare needs to be strategic. Every aspect of healthcare, from […]

Here’s how retailers can encourage more sustainable behaviour

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shireen El Khatib, Chief Executive Officer, Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Retailers have a unique opportunity to encourage positive behavioural change The key is to make it easier for consumers to make better choices The prize can be […]

These scientists are using sound waves to filter plastic fibres from washing machine wastewater

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 Washing machines contribute to marine plastic pollution 60% of material made into clothing is plastic A single load of washing could release hundreds of thousands of microfibres Japanese researchers test acoustic wave […]

COP25: Developing nation’s strike hard

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. The 25th year of the Conference of parties (COP25) must have been thought to start out with a pragmatic start […]

The reverberation of permanent multiprofessional education in combating antimicrobial resistance: future generation prognostic change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natanias Macson da Silva, a brazilian and biomedicine graduate from the Federal University of Pernambuco. 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 do not […]

We can use plastics to change the world for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Van Staveren, Co-founding director, ReGen Plastics Plastic is often referred to as a material that needs to be eradicated. There is no doubt that the way we use plastics and our understanding of it as a resource […]

Can autonomous cars make traffic jams a thing of the past?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raphael Gindrat, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Bestmile When it comes to autonomous transportation, everyone wants to talk about the vehicles. How will the work? Will they be safe? Will anyone dare ride in them? What infotainment features might […]

The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & Adam Graafland Nordlund, Junior Futurist, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and […]