What would a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine look like?

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 Europe hasn’t witnessed a conflict like this since World War Two. Now, an even more ambitious reconstruction effort may be required. Russia’s devastating attack has stirred calls to muster a […]

EU Cohesion Policy: European Structural and Investment Funds supported SMEs, employment of millions of people and clean energy production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In 2014-2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) unleashed a total investment of €731 billion, of which €535 billion was funded by the EU, fostering lasting socio-economic convergence, territorial cohesion, social Europe and a smooth green and digital transition. This is explained […]

Memory and cognition involvement for SARS-COV-2 infection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Dias Lopes Barud, two fourth year medical students currently studying in Medical Sciencies College of São José dos Campos – Humanitas. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Beyond recycling: why reuse is at a tipping point

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum The transition from single-use towards reuse models of consumption as an integral part of the reduce-reuse-recycle agenda is gaining traction across the private and public […]

Trust in tech has eroded: Here are 3 ways to rebuild it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard Any time I use my phone, new data is created. The same is true whenever I glance at my smartwatch, when I travel to work, when I use a smart speaker to turn on the […]

COVID-19: Review, Impact and Next Steps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins is a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 do not necessarily […]

COVID-19: perspectives on the immeasurable challenge of the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Alice Soares Orçay, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Santo Amaro (UNISA), in São Paulo, Brazil. 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 […]

Emerging markets could hold the key to growth in the face of macroeconomic storms

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barry O’Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC Businesses everywhere are facing a combination of domestic recessions, rising interest rates, high inflation and geopolitical uncertainty. Rarely do so many volatile business conditions descend at once on the world. […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

Consumers are key to tackling the global crises – let’s work with them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helena Leurent, Director-General, Consumers International We are all aware of the worrying statistics emerging from the twin shocks of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, both on economy and society. But what does this actually mean for consumers worldwide? […]

Women’s health: Why is the health of at least half the global population so often overlooked?

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 Despite healthcare advances in the past few decades, we still face wide gaps in research and treatment ability for areas that are […]

CBAM: What you need to know about the new EU decarbonization incentive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum, Tim Figures, Associate Director, EU & Global Trade and Investment, Boston Consulting Group After months of negotiations, EU Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to the world’s first Carbon […]

New EU deforestation law: A 5-step guide to giving deforestation the chop

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The first-of-its-kind EU legislation on deforestation-free products is just two weeks old, and is receiving mixed reviews, depending on your vantage point. The new […]

How to follow Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Virtual Event and Social Media Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum The world today is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action. The Annual Meeting will bring […]

Social distress due to diabetes in low-income countries: a challenge 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thaïmye Joseph, a final year medical student, conducting his studies at Faculté de medecine et de pharmacie(UEH) in Haiti. 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 […]

This Swedish start-up is building an electric airliner

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 How do you reduce the carbon impact of flying? For many, electric planes are the answer but, until now, it’s not been possible to apply the technology to airliners. Now, a Swedish start-up […]

European Green Deal: €4.11 billion from the Modernisation Fund to accelerate the clean energy transition in 8 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its second year of operation, the Modernisation Fund has disbursed a total of €4.11 billion in support of 61 projects in eight beneficiary countries. These projects will help modernise energy systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy, industry, transport and agriculture, and improve energy […]

These are the words of the year, according to dictionaries

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 The year 2022 has been full of abrupt and shocking changes. But what words define the past 12 months for the world? Dictionaries around the globe have released their words of the year, ranging […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of VMware by Broadcom

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of VMware by Broadcom. The Commission is particularly concerned that the transaction would allow Broadcom to restrict competition in the market for certain hardware components which […]

How a climate-smart forest economy could help mitigate climate change and its worst impacts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC The global population is rising, and cities, particularly, are taking the strain. Each week 1.5 million people move to urban areas. All these people need places to live and work and […]

International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:  ”Every year, around 2 to 3 million people from all over the world come legally to the EU to work or study. At the same […]

Social Code of Diabetes 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nowshin Tabassum, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Jamalpur, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Joint EU-US statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. On 15 December 2022, the United States hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington D.C. The United States was represented by Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Attorney General Merrick […]

€186 million to promote high quality and sustainable EU agri-food products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission will allocate €185.9 million in 2023 to fund promotion activities for sustainable and high quality EU agri-food products in the EU and worldwide. The 2023 promotion policy work programme adopted today by the Commission contributes to the realisation of the political […]

Ukraine: EU agrees ninth package of sanctions against Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the Council’s adoption of a ninth package of hard-hitting sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This responds to Russia’s continued escalation and illegal war against Ukraine, in particular as Russia is deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, seeking to […]

Asylum: deal on reception conditions for applicants to international protection

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Registered asylum-applicants will be able to start working sooner and their integration prospects will improve, under a draft law agreed by Parliament and Council. The main aim of the revised Reception Conditions Directive is to ensure equivalent reception standards across EU member states when […]

How Bhutan could provide the blueprint for climate-smart forest economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robyn van den Heuvel, Program Lead, Climate Smart Forest Economy Program Sandwiched between Tibet and India in Southern Asia, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a rapidly developing country with a fast-growing population that is creating an increasing demand for […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the opening ceremony of the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Your Majesty, Royal Highness, Fellow leaders, Let me add my warm welcome to Brussels, after such a long trip. One thing is for sure, there might be many, many miles that divide us but there are much more values that unite us. For 45 […]

Political Declaration on establishing the Just Energy Transition Partnership with Viet Nam

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. The Governments of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, together with the International Partners Group, consisting of the European Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Japan, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of […]

Data protection: Commission starts process to adopt adequacy decision for safe data flows with the US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the process towards the adoption of an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which will foster safe trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems […]

Fisheries: 2023 fishing opportunities for Atlantic, North Sea, Kattegat and Skagerrak, Mediterranean and Black Seas adopted

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This morning, the ministers responsible for fisheries in the Council agreed on fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Atlantic, Kattegat and Skagerrak, including deep-sea stocks for 2023 and 2024, as well as the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. The two respective proposals were made by the Commission earlier […]

Standing with the Ukrainian people: EU delivers further energy support for the winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a time when temperatures across Ukraine have dropped to below zero, Russian attacks have left millions without reliable access to electricity, central heating and water. To help those most in need, at the conference ‘Standing with the Ukrainian people’ in Paris today, President […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: What improvements should be performed to combat discrimination and alleviate diabetes distress?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan,  Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojh, all Global Health advocates. 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 do not necessarily reflect […]