MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate on the EU’s future public health strategy, MEPs said COVID-19 has shown that the EU needs stronger tools to deal with health emergencies. In the plenary debate with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and the Council, preceding Friday’s vote on a resolution […]

Sanity in times of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a fourth year medical student working as Local Supervisory Counselor (L-SupCo) in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 […]

Taking care of our routes: the elderly in the time of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Harman Singh Bhatia, a second year psychiatry resident and Ms. Purva Shah, an intern doctor, both of them at Baroda Medical College and SSG Hospital, India. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Commission publishes EU Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online continues to deliver results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission released the results of its fifth evaluation of the 2016 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results are overall positive with IT companies assessing 90% of flagged content within 24 hours and removing 71% of the […]

3 challenges facing global gig economy growth after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yan Xiao, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Janette Chung, Product Director, Jobox.ai COVID-19 is accelerating the growth of the cross-border offline-to-online (O2O) gig economy. Cross-border payments need to catch up for the cross-border gig economy […]

Financial markets appear to have rallied. Here’s one way to mitigate further shocks due to COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Weisman, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum & Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum While fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policy-makers have moved quickly since March to preserve […]

This electric plane has flown successfully for 30 minutes – is this the future of flying?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content World’s largest all-electric plane flew for half an hour over Washington State. It’s a significant development in electrifying flights for short distances. But battery technology is a big obstacle to longer journeys. […]

‘We can use this as an opportunity’ – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on how African nations can recover after COVID-19

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 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ex-finance minister of Nigeria, fears the COVID-19 pandemic could wipe out two or three decades of growth and development on the African continent. Debt standstill arrangements are needed to […]

Wash your hands, but keep your mind clean

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fernanda Clara da Silva, a student of the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The planet’s health is our health: why healthcare must go green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Snape, Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca The biopharmaceutical industry is one among many looking to implement a circular economy. Pharmaceuticals are currently approved irrespective of environmental risks – a special status that may have to change. By […]

Coronavirus: EU grants €314 million to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission announced today that it has awarded nearly €166 million, via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot, to 36 companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, over €148 million will be granted to another 36 companies set to contribute to […]

The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Xiao Liu, Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum We’re entering the era of the “Internet of Bodies”: collecting our physical data via a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or […]

EP negotiators: recovery plan crucial, but do not trade long-term for short-term

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. It is high time to start negotiations on the MFF with the Council without delay, said the EP’s negotiating team for the long-term EU budget and Own Resources reform. The six members of the MFF/OR negotiating team commented on the Commission’s proposals for a […]

Coronavirus: following Commission’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of its commitment to protect consumers online, the European Commission has coordinated a screening (‘sweep’) of websites, with the aim of finding out where consumers in the EU are being subjected to content promoting false claims or scam products in the context […]

Which role does art play in the COVID-19 pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by  Mr. Bruno Pellozo Cerqueira, a third year medical student at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil. 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 […]

Seeing through the mist of myths of Coronavirus

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. DongGyun Ko, a second year medical student from Hallym University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea. 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 […]

Here’s how to check in on your AI system, as COVID-19 plays havoc

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has disrupted our behaviours, playing havoc with AI systems. Subject matter experts, who understand the context in which an AI system is operating, should assess how the […]

A guide to thriving in the post-COVID-19 workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Sheppard, Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership, PwC Even before COVID-19, many workers around the globe lacked key skills – including digital capabilities. Upskilling in preparation for the changes to come post-COVID-19 should be a critical part of […]

Coronavirus: 4 tips for parents who are homeschooling

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content With coronavirus lockdowns set to continue, parents around the world are trying their best to teach their children while juggling work and other commitments. British psychotherapist Philippa Perry is among those offering advice […]

The global response to the coronavirus pandemic must not be undermined by bribery

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the OECD Working Group on Bribery reaffirms its collective commitment to fight foreign bribery under the Anti-Bribery Convention. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is bringing unprecedented challenges, human suffering, uncertainty and major economic disruption on a global scale, which in […]

What is the evidence on wearing masks to stop COVID-19?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Alexander Walcott, Global Shaper, Kingston Hub, Eastern countries have advocated for the use of masks and have begun to contain the virus. Healthcare workers should receive masks first. That does not mean they are ineffective for the […]

How to survive the COVID-19 lockdown with a newborn baby

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphanie Thomson, Writer, The 10-mile trip from our home in Brooklyn to our daughter’s ophthalmologist on the Upper East Side normally takes 90 minutes by car. Two weeks ago, it took us less than half that, as we […]

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 […]