CEOs and top leaders share advice for grads and the tips they’d give themselves

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 Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

MEPs held a minute of silence in memory of victims of war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. President Metsola updated the house on her visit to Ukraine and appealed for more logistical, humanitarian and military support, at the opening of the session. Updating MEPs on her visit to Ukraine and her meeting with the Verkhovna Rada and President Zelenskyy, President Metsola […]

EU disburses €300 million in emergency Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission disbursed today €300 million in emergency Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine. The disbursement of funds has been fast-tracked to help enhance Ukraine’s macroeconomic stability in the context of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion. This is the initial part of a first […]

Ukraine: EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission outlines today the very substantial support the EU is making available to help people fleeing war in Ukraine, as well as the EU countries receiving them. In the face of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military invasion of Ukraine, European solidarity in action […]

Metsola to Zelenskyy: “We must face the future together”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “Our way of life is worth defending. It is worth a cost. For the next generation, for all those in Ukraine and around the world who believe in Europe. For all those who want to be free.” Addressing the extraordinary Plenary Session of the […]

How to address Alzheimer’s disease and support healthier ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health, Nathaniel Counts, Senior vice president for behavioral health innovation and clinical assistant professor, Mental Health America and The Department of Psychiatry and […]

European Parliament approved reform of road haulage charging

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Under the new rules adopted on Thursday, road charges for trucks will move from time-based to distance-based charging, making polluter-pays principles work better. Parliament gave the final green light to an agreement with EU governments on the update of the rules defining the charges […]

E-health: Appeal to “less is more”

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Valentina Parra, born in Colombia, she is 21 years old and is a medical student. 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 […]

How partnerships help create more resilient and collaborative health systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iskra Reic, Executive Vice-President, Vaccines and Immune Therapies Unit, AstraZeneca Greater collaboration among health stakeholders could help strained healthcare systems fight future health crises such as pandemics AstraZeneca, The Word Economic Forum and London School of Economics have […]

Tonga: EU channels emergency assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance, the EU is channelling aid to Tonga in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and tsunami in the South Pacific. A first vessel departed today from French Polynesia to deliver assistance to the affected islands. […]

Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All, Will Bring An End To It All!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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 writer and […]

Connectivity is unleashed at MWC Barcelona 2022

Barcelona Spain 28 February – 3 March 2022 It’s time to reconnect, reimagine, and reinvent MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. And it’s the best place for networking opportunities with mobile […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

What is green hydrogen and why do we need it? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum & Emanuele Taibi, Head of the Power Sector Transformation Strategies, International Renewable Energy Agency Green hydrogen could be a critical enabler of the global transition to sustainable energy […]

These are the most popular LinkedIn courses for business leaders

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 LinkedIn has released the top-15 list of training courses chosen by business leaders and managers. Coaching skills, communication around diversity and dealing with hybrid working environments were prominent themes. Investing in reskilling is […]

5 barriers to using recycled materials to boost the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mayuri Wijayasundara, Lecturer, Deakin University Recycled materials could be used across manufacturing to make production processes greener and more sustainable. Significant challenges remain in terms of gaining widespread buy-in from manufacturers to use of recycled materials instead of […]

Healthcare and Prejudice: Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Intersectionality

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sneha Das, a 21 year old third year medical student from the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, Indi. 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 […]

Positive intersectionality: a blessing to clinical diagnosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Khushi Singh, an Indian, 19 years old, second year medical student at International Higher School of Medicine (IHSM) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 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 […]

COP26 deal: Reactions from MEPs in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the deal reached in Glasgow, the MEPs leading Parliament’s delegation to the COP26 commented on the outcome of the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament has been in Glasgow to take part in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which ended […]

Women are burning out doing invisible ‘office housework’

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 Women say extra evening, weekend and vacation hours spent supporting colleagues is ignored. Burnout is increasing, finds the Women in the Workplace 2021 report. Employers say they hugely value this wellbeing and […]

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shekinah Amaka Obinna, a Nigerian and currently a medical student at Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine. 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 […]

European media needs support to recover from pandemic and face future challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament voices concerns about attacks on EU media in some member states and calls for urgent action to help news media be fit for the “Digital Decade”. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday by 577 votes to 47 and 76 abstentions, MEPs push for […]

MEPs want protection for media, NGOs and civil society from abusive lawsuits

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU needs rules against vexatious legal actions intended to silence critical voices, according to the Parliament’s Civil Liberties and Legal Affairs committees. In a draft report endorsed on Thursday with 63 votes for, 9 against, and 10 abstentions, MEPs propose measures to counteract […]

Risks to kids online are growing. Here’s what we can do 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farah Lalani, Community Lead, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum Apple delayed its rollout of child safety features, and Instagram delayed Instagram for Kids. Facing accusations that its platforms harm children, Facebook says it will introduce […]

Antitrust: Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the wood pulp sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 12 October 2021, the European Commission is conducting unannounced inspections in locations in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the wood pulp sector. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

Namibia is poised to become the renewable energy hub of Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, Office of the President of Namibia Namibia launched its Second Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII) in March 2021. The country is on course to develop a green and blue economy as articulated under […]

4 ways to improve the lives of older people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Tyagi, Founder-Director, GRAVIS Hospital; Executive Director, GRAVIS By 2050, it is expected there will be more humans over 60 than under 15 for the first time in history. Older people are harder hit by poverty and ill-health, […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 2030 Agenda: The Contribution of Future Healthcare Professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sowmya Kruttiventi, a recent graduate of Coimbatore Medical College, India with an interest in Paediatrics. 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 […]

Why being humble is so important in the world of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Seckler, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy, ESCP Business School Recent research shows that people who effectively learn from mistakes share one common characteristic: humility. Humble people see value in errors and the information that they provide for […]

Rule of law in Hungary: MEPs to meet government, NGOs, and opposition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation of MEPs is travelling to Hungary to assess the respect for press and academic freedom, the rights of minorities and the wider rule of law context. During their three-day visit to Budapest (Wednesday 29 September-Friday 1 October), MEPs are scheduled to meet […]

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 […]