World population just passed 8 billion. Here’s what it means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Writer, Formative Content 1. As the global population reaches 8 billion, is it possible to achieve equal access to opportunity for all? Global population growth is a testament to the progress of our species. Yet despite […]

Energy transition: Here’s why the race to net zero is affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The relationship between the cornerstones of the energy trilemma – sustainability, affordability and security – have become strained since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with governments becoming increasingly preoccupied with energy independence and affordability. […]

How can the state and the youth community actively help in preventing suicides?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Panos Syriopoulos, a 23 years old and has studied Medicine in the University of Patras since 2017. 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 […]

European Year of Youth 2022: EU adopts the first Youth Action Plan in EU External Action to strengthen engagement with young people worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted the Youth Action Plan in the European Union external action for 2022-2027, the first-ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. It […]

Guidelines on general visa issuance in relation to Russian applicants and controls of Russian citizens at the external borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting updated guidelines to Member States on visa procedures as well as on border controls for Russian citizens at the EU’s external borders. These guidelines need to be seen in the context of geopolitical and security concerns linked to Russia’s […]

How firewood became the latest economic indicator 

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 The president of a country supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and weaponization of energy no longer being supplied to Europe, recently had himself filmed chopping firewood. “Europeans won’t be […]

Monkeypox: Commission purchases treatment courses to meet immediate needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has secured over 10,000 treatment courses of tecovirimat to treat Monkeypox. This emergency procurement is funded by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and channelled via rescEU to treat patients in Member States with immediate needs. Tecovirimat is produced […]

Digital public infrastructure can help solve global challenges. This is how to implement it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Devesh Sharma, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As World Leaders gather for the 77th United Nations General Assembly’s Digital Moment, we […]

4 Turkish unicorns on how to support digital transformation and the start-up ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sertaç Yerlikaya, Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey, Vandana Menon, Lead, Government Affairs, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Geneva The 2020s mark an important period for Turkey with its […]

Former NASA CTO on how to think ‘mission first’ and what’s next for a free space economy

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 Astra began – like so many companies – in a garage. But it stands apart as a member of the $400 billion space economy sector. This space tech company isn’t looking […]

Gender pay gap: MEPs back binding pay-transparency measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Women’s Rights and Employment committees want EU companies with at least 50 employees to be fully transparent regarding their salaries. On Thursday, the committees on Women’s Rights and Employment adopted by 65 votes in favour, 16 against and 10 abstentions, their position on […]

How inclusive innovation could transform food systems – and help to end world hunger

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 Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the invasion of Ukraine have disrupted global food systems. The World Economic Forum and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization have published a roadmap […]

Live from the war in Ukraine: Kharkiv’s Universities, Cultural Landmarks and Residential Buildings are being erased 

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by our writers at the heart of the war in Kharkiv. The unceasing bombardment of Kharkiv continues on its seventh day. For seven days, aerial and artillery bombardment has struck Kharkiv, tearing out bits and fragments of this city, one cultural landmark at a time. In the […]

If Omicron is less severe, why are COVID-19 deaths rising?

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 The US Omicron death toll has now surpassed the highest seven-day average of the more severe Delta variant. Omicron has been found to spread much more quickly than Delta. Hospitals have struggled […]

Digital Services Act: regulating platforms for a safer online space for users

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs agreed a draft set of measures to tackle illegal content, to ensure platforms are held accountable for their algorithms, and improve content moderation. The text approved today by Parliament with 530 votes to 78, with 80 abstentions, will be used as the mandate […]

Accenture at MWC Barcelona: Reset. Reinvent. Rebound

Happy New Year! At Accenture we remain cautiously optimistic about our annual pilgrimage to Barcelona; excited to connect with colleagues and peers who we haven’t seen in far too long. MWC ’22 is just around the corner and like most everything else, transformation is happening all around us. The world is a profoundly different place […]

Disappearing water in a warming climate: a story in four visuals

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 & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Water scarcity is poised to exact an increasingly heavy toll. The issue will likely be a focus of […]

Supporting good governance – a Zambian case study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Is menstrual hygiene a game-changer in the 2030 Agenda?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Poojita Avula, a fourth-year MBBS student in Kurnool medical college, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Czechia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Czechia’s map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027. The Czech regional aid map is the first map approved by the Commission within the framework of the revised Regional […]

State aid: Commission publishes results of evaluation of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and rural areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published a Commission Staff Working Document summarising the results of an evaluation of the State aid rules for the agriculture and forestry sectors and for rural areas. The evaluation concludes that, overall, the existing rules work well, are fit for […]

College meeting: European Commission reorganises the “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” into the “Service for the EU-UK Agreements”.

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 24 December 2020 means that the very successful mandate of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF) will come to an end. The UKTF will cease to exist on 1 March […]

There is no patient safety without healthcare workers’ safety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Aahil Damani, a medical student at King’s College London (KCL), intercalating in Control of Infectious Diseases. 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 […]

The Great Reset after COVID-19 must put people first

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amol Mehra, Director of Programmes, Laudes Foundation • COVID-19 has exposed many underlying structural and institutional inequalities. • Social movements are pushing for action on putting people first. • Governments, business and the philanthropic sector must lead in […]