COP27: EU and Egypt step up cooperation on the clean energy transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, today, the EU and Egypt have taken a further step to boost their long-term cooperation on the clean energy transition by establishing a strategic partnership on renewable hydrogen and preparing the ground for a just energy transition in Egypt. […]

Sexual health in Mexican indigenous women

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

Gene therapy: Why we need to accelerate global access to the world’s most expensive drugs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum More than 110 years ago, a Chicago doctor observed […]

Ukraine: EU launches winter shelter programme and boosts humanitarian aid by €175 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission announces today a new emergency shelter and winterised facilities programme for Ukraine, as Russia’s war continues to destroy civilian infrastructure. Furthermore, the Commission will provide an additional €175 million in humanitarian assistance to support those most in need in Ukraine and […]

Why are young people not prepared for the jobs of the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan José RojasOrtiz A. Only 33% of technology jobs worldwide are filled by the necessary skilled labour. This is one of the biggest concerns of global business leaders. In a global survey conducted by Capgemini and LinkedIn, half […]

Mental health and suicidal prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mudasir Umer, a Pakistani undergraduate medical student, now in his 4th year at international university of Kyrgyzstan ISM. The writer 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 […]

Japan has the lowest inflation of all major economies but will continue feeling the pressure. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has decided to stick to its monetary easing policy amid accelerating global inflation growth. Inflation in Japan is the lowest among major economies, with the Consumer […]

Here’s how to tailor employee benefits to a diverse workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaclyn Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, Benepass Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become central to modern talent attraction and recruitment. The turbulent political climate and rising social unrest of the past few years have shed new light […]

What’s the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and why is it important for nature?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The race to protect the natural world and its biodiversity reaches a critical milestone this December as countries gather for the United Nations’ COP15 meeting. The stakes for the summit – in […]

Scaling up sustainable finance in low and middle-income countries: High-Level Expert Group kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on scaling up sustainable finance in low and middle-income countries meets in Brussels today for the first time kick-starting their reflection on the challenges and opportunities of sustainable finance in partner countries with a view to providing recommendations to […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation in the coming years, but the real impact depends on how we manage the transition. It has the potential […]

Robot football: How the ‘beautiful game’ has advanced AI and automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1997, a computer programme named Deep Blue beat the world’s reigning chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, in a highly publicised, multi-day chess match. Enthusiasts have debated the fairness of […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

China’s Policy toward Taiwan in the New Era

This article was written by Mr. Wang Hongjian, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. When Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi chose to visit Taiwan in disregard of China’s protest, China […]

Violence against women is a shadow pandemic – we must take action to stop it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub Violence against women around the world has increased amidst COVID-19. Recent data shows that nearly 1/4 of all girls have faced gender-based violence by the age of 19. We must take […]

COVID-19 pandemic and one health approach: learning from humanity’s past mistakes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Liber Ramírez Bustamante, a med student currently one year away from graduating at the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy in Mexico City. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Border management: Commission welcomes political agreement towards making European Travel Information and Authorisation System operational

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on making the future European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) interoperable with other EU information systems. This is an important step towards the entry into operation of the […]

Coronavirus and sourdough – this is what we searched for online in 2020

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 Billions of Google searches show some topics had a surge of interest in 2020. Many searches reflect global impact of the COVID pandemic. Kobe Bryant, Joe Biden, Zoom, dalgona coffee and fostering […]