Migrants and refugees are being forgotten in the COVID-19 response. This has to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor, Freetown City Council & Bruno Covas, Mayor of São Paulo, City of São Paulo Despite their vital contribution to society, migrant families are too […]

Here’s how smart construction could transform home-building after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Matt Howell-Jones, Partner, Arcadis The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to find safer and smarter ways of building homes and offices. Prefab construction powered by digital technology can help us safely create […]

Outbreaks and pandemics periods can be stressful, but how can we turn it to a positive life-changing experience?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Samah Khierbeik, a newly three-month graduated medical student at Tishreen University in Syria. 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 […]

EU and Airbus Member States take action to ensure full compliance in the WTO aircraft dispute

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the governments of France and Spain agreed with Airbus SE to modify the terms of the Repayable Launch Investment granted by them for development of the A350 aircraft to reflect market conditions. This means that the European Union and the Member States concerned […]

Antitrust: Commission adopts guidance for national courts when handling disclosure of confidential information

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a Communication on the protection of confidential information by national courts in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law. This follows a targeted public consultation that the Commission launched on 29 July 2019 inviting comments from stakeholders […]

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA). This year’s meeting took place in […]

MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur decarbonisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As energy from renewable sources is increasingly part of the European energy mix, MEPs propose ways to step up storage solutions such as hydrogen or home batteries. In a report adopted on Monday, MEPs in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee outline their strategy […]

On the 22nd China-EU Summit: “negotiating partner, economic competitor and systemic rival”; is this the right EU approach to address your 2nd biggest trading partner?

Yesterday was the day that the much anticipated 22nd China-EU Summit took place. As this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU, the EU-China Summit had been initially scheduled to take place earlier in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Summit took place through […]

Bold measures needed to protect cross-border and seasonal workers in EU, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for urgent action to safeguard health, safety and fair working conditions of cross-border and seasonal workers in the context of COVID-19 The COVID-19-crisis has further exposed and exacerbated social dumping and the existing precariousness of the situations of many mobile workers employed […]

Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Thanks to the European Union’s successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU exports shows however that protectionism has become deeply ingrained in global trade. These are some of the findings […]

Mandatory Transparency Register: political meeting to restart negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Tuesday, 16 June 2020, the European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, together with the European Parliament negotiators, Vice-President Katarina Barley and Danuta Hübner, Member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Ministre Délégué Nikolina Brnjac for the Croatian Presidency of the […]

Health Systems and Society: ways to reinforce the human power during the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Gabriel Danielli Quintana, a 3 rd Year medical student from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel). 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 […]

Trade in digital services is booming. Here’s how we can unleash its full potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Stephenson, Senior Fellow; Member, Services Network, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum Cross-border trade in digital services such as videoconferencing, entertainment and professional services has grown hugely in […]

Coronavirus: EU grants €314 million to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission announced today that it has awarded nearly €166 million, via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot, to 36 companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, over €148 million will be granted to another 36 companies set to contribute to […]

How communities are dealing with economy, society and education in COVID-19 crisis     

This article was written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Ms. Ajwah tahir, 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. Humans have always been in fight with diseases […]

How racism spread around the world alongside COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salaado Qasim, Chairperson, Peace and Well-being organization The pandemic is driving up the incidence of racism around the world. The fear caused by the virus is manifesting itself in discrimination. It’s up to all of us to challenge […]

How a 3-point plan could help rebuild business for the long-term

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank Micro, small and medium enterprises were hit hard by COVID-19. Recovery will take a multi-prong effort that spans immediate and long-term needs. The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak reveals that we are […]

3 innovations which are leading the fight to save our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bulbul, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Our ocean faces an unprecedented set of interconnected challenges. The winners of the Ocean Solutions Sprint, a competition to find the best ideas to save our ocean, have been announced. […]

Is a 3-day split week the way to get people back to work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Brandon, Journalist, freelance UK organization proposes splitting the working week into two three-day shifts. Would make workplaces safer and get more people back to work, RSA says. New Zealand considering shorter working week; previous trials were positive. […]

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 […]

Hungary’s emergency measures: MEPs ask EU to impose sanctions and stop payments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Democracy and fundamental rights are under threat in Hungary, say most MEPs, who urge the Commission and the Council to protect Hungarian citizens and rule of law. In a debate with EC Vice-President Vera Jourová and the Croatian Presidency of the EU, a majority […]

Telemedicine can be a COVID-19 game-changer. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cornelius Kalenzi, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Governments must reimagine healthcare delivery in the face of COVID-19. Telemedicine could be a big part of the answer – both now, and in a post-pandemic […]

Why COVID-19 poses a particular threat in the world’s slums

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies One of the bitter ironies of life for one billion slum dwellers in our world today is that, despite humanity’s progress, their greatest vulnerabilities stem […]

COVID-19 sparked an economic crisis ‘like no other’ – but these measures can help now: WHO, IMF

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 The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18.30 CET on Friday, 3 April. Guest Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of […]

EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and 15 other members of the WTO today decided on an arrangement that will allow them to bring appeals and solve trade disputes among them despite the current paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Given its strong and unwavering support for a […]

Closure of borders: Civil Liberties Chair demands proportionality and coordination within the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Civil Liberties Committee Chair, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) on the reintroduction of border controls at some Schengen internal borders due to coronavirus. “In the last days, several EU member states have reintroduced border controls at their internal borders within […]

The Red Cross’s health chief explains how business must respond to coronavirus

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 A continuity plan is vital for your business to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The plan should assess and adopt best practices to slow the disease’s spread. Companies need to be prepared to […]

Coronavirus – here’s the public health advice on how to protect yourself

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 More than 87,000 people worldwide have been infected. The vast majority of cases have occurred in China. For most people the impact is mild but vulnerable people are more at risk. Effective […]

Trade: EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, in Davos Switzerland, the EU and Ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement that will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO […]

Medical deserts in the European Union: the practicalities of universal health coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Cristina Doran, a 6th year medical student from Bucharest, Romania. 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

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 are an estimated 272 million international migrants – 3.5% of the world’s population. While most people leave their home countries for work, millions have been driven away due to conflict, violence […]

Cobalt mining is a global scandal. We must build an ethical battery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Pienaar, Global Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs, International Justice Mission (IJM) The thirst for green batteries is fuelling exploition in countries like the DRC. Exploitation is deeply rooted in the cobalt industry, but it is not inevitable. […]

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 […]