Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission publishes draft legal text

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published a draft legal agreement for the future EU-UK partnership. It translates into a legal text the negotiating directives approved by Member States in the General Affairs Council on 25 February 2020, in line with the Political Declaration agreed […]

‘Over-reacting is better than non-reacting’ – academics around the world share thoughts on coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum & Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Academic Engagement, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization has labelled COVID-19 a pandemic. Academic experts recommend public health measures such as ‘social distancing’ to […]

Coronavirus: How worried should we be?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura Maisvoreva, a first-year medical student at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. 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 […]

This chart shows the total number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries so far

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist, Statista Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases. Infections in China are finally starting to slow down. When looking at the number of […]

Media Advisory : Coronavirus COVID-19 – measures introduced by the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Important precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus on the premises of the European Parliament were announced by President Sassoli on Monday (2 March). The activities of the EP core functions are maintained – committees, plenary session, Bureau, Conference of Presidents Other (non-core) […]

India and the US: 5 ways the countries compare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content President Trump and Prime Minister Modi met during the US President’s first official visit to India. India and the US are the world’s two largest democracies. From gender equality to GDP, this is […]

How to accelerate digital literacy in the enterprise world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Umbach, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XapiX Inc. Workers increasingly need improved soft skills as well as technology focused hard skills Companies require the right leadership, structure and mindset to manage the shift Government initiatives should also […]

International community renews commitment to multilateral efforts to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The international community reaffirmed its commitment to reach a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and will continue working toward an agreement by the end of 2020, according to the Statement by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS released […]

10 ways regulators need to change in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Witter, Co-Founder and Executive Chairperson, Apolitical & Jaee Samant, Director-General, Market Frameworks, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom We need a more agile approach to regulation that supports and adapts to the […]

A new tidal energy project just hit a major milestone in Scotland

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 Four turbines off the north coast of Scotland generated enough energy to power nearly 4,000 homes in 2019. Sitting in a natural channel, they harness the energy of the changing currents and […]

5 Ways Companies Can Progress More Women into Leadership Roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Becky Frankiewicz, President, North America, ManpowerGroup Gender equality and getting more women into leadership roles are trending topics. Of the top 30 most used hashtags of 2019, five were specifically around women, from #WomenInSTEM to #PressforProgress and #WCS […]

Parliament commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Senator-for-life Liliana Segre shared her experience of the evil inflicted in Auschwitz and the duty to bear witness, in a ceremony to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the presence of Ms Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, world famous cellist and surviving member of the Women’s Orchestra in […]

Brexit deal approved by the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday evening by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions. In a debate with the Croatian State Secretary for European Affairs Nikolina Brnjac on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, Commission […]

Q and A: This is how stakeholder capitalism can help heal the planet

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 Stakeholder capitalism is one of the key themes of Davos 2020. Business policies must take into account the health of our natural world and adopt a sustainable approach to using Earth’s resources, […]

Universal Health Care: can it exist only in utopic society?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Jamal Alsaqqaf, a 3rd year medical student from the Hadhramout University, Yemen. 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 not necessarily […]

Here’s how to rebut the climate doom-mongers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International Despite increasingly doom-laden projections, the global economy now realizes it must contribute towards a sustainable future Many technological and industrial solutions to our problems already exist With ambition and will, we can […]

Here’s how to help India’s rural population go digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance Improved access to credit and new income streams are driving consumption in rural India. Digital technologies, such as AI and blockchain, are being used to offer products in rural […]

Consumers and businesses to save money thanks to new EU cross-border payments rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Consumers and businesses to save money thanks to new EU cross-border payments rules As of today, consumers and businesses in non-eurozone Member States will enjoy cheaper cross-border payments in euro. New EU rules will ensure that all cross-border payments in euro in non-eurozone Member […]

Chart of the day: This is why we need to protect nature’s pollinators

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Writer, Formative Content Pollinators like bees are essential to 35% of crop production. Foods including coffee, tomatoes and cocoa all depend on them. 40% of the world’s insect species are threatened with extinction. There is an […]

Climate adaptation could make the world more peaceful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Pearson, Graduate of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, CUSP As communities around the globe, especially those in poorer regions, are suffering increasingly from the negative impacts of climate change, the importance of climate adaptation is becoming […]

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament. Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament on Thursday approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and […]

State aid: Commission refers Greece to Court for failure to recover incompatible State aid from mining company Larco

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to comply with a 2017 ruling by the Court of Justice. In its ruling, the Court had condemned Greece for failure to implement a 2014 […]

Poor quality is healthcare’s silent killer. Here’s what we can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Goldschmidt, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health Nutrition and Population; Director, Global Financing Facility, World Bank Group What is the number one cause of death for […]

EU Budget 2020 conciliation talks suspended

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. After making every effort to reach a compromise on an adequate EU budget for 2020 during long hours on Friday, Parliament and Council have suspended the talks without agreement. The discussions will continue on Monday 18 November, the last day of the conciliation period. […]

The mental health of our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sanem ERGEN, a second year medical student at Istanbul University. 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 on the topic, nor […]

Why your next car is a bike

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlo Ratti, Director, SENSEable City Lab, MIT & Ida Auken, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget) On the window of a bike shop in Copenhagen, a sign reads: Your next car is a bike. More than 62% of […]

5 facts about the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world’s biggest oil firm Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, has confirmed it is pushing ahead with what is expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO). The state-owned […]

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up […]

How private equity can fund the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Wong, Research Analyst, Private Investments – Impact, Glenmede Trust Company Technological advances in wind and solar now make renewable energy cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy generation. However, despite decreasing costs, renewables have not reached grid parity in […]

To build the workforce of the future, we need to revolutionize how we learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) almost a decade ago, learning entered its own period of digital disruption. Digital Learning 1.0 (the age of the MOOCs) catalyzed the […]

If the Current Situation in Hong Kong Arose in the West

This article was written for The European Sting by a Chinese Visiting Scholar in Europe, Mr. Eric Wu. The opinions expressed herewith reflect exclusively the writer’s views. Some Western countries have recently closely watched the situation in Hong Kong. Quite a few politicians and media outlets have made their comments. What is on earth happening? It is […]

Africa is set to get its first vertical forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Egyptian desert is set to host the African continent’s first vertical forest. Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri has unveiled designs for three buildings covered with pollution-absorbing trees and plants in […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]