Now’s the time to take up cycling – here are 6 reasons why

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 It’s good for you and great for the environment. So, as millions of cyclists around the world mark Bike to Work Day, here’s why life on two wheels makes sense. 1. Cycle […]

Explained, the economic ties between Europe and Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Neves, Policy Analyst, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & William Becker, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & Marcos Dominguez-Torreiro, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission Asia and Europe are now leading trade partners, with $1.5 trillion of […]

How a more integrated approach could help to end energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashvin Dayal, Associate VP & Managing Director, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation With almost four years completed since the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we face a narrowing window of opportunity to mobilize the disruptive […]

How Africa’s women can drive the 4IR forward

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Njideka Harry, CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation In 2019, we are entering an exciting period of history when the world expects balance. We know that a more balanced, less biased world is a better one. Over the last […]

Why economic growth depends on closing the interview gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Bhende, Co-founder, Karat & Jeffrey Spector, Co-founder, Karat In 2011, Marc Andreessen proclaimed that software is eating the world. The idea that most companies would become software-driven was a prediction. Today, it is an imperative. Lowes and Siemens are just two […]

How traditional Islamic giving can play a role in the future of aid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Ms Maram Ahmed, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Humanitarian disasters have led to an unprecedented level of forced displacement. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports more displaced persons now than […]

These are the world’s most positive countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday? Almost three-quarters of the world did. The yes or no answers to this question, and four others about positive emotions from 151,000 adults in 143 countries, have […]

Russia must urgently step up fight against foreign bribery

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD Working Group on Bribery has repeatedly recommended since 2012 that Russia rectify key legislative deficiencies in order to comply with the Convention on Combating the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention). Russia must also increase foreign bribery enforcement, having […]

3 ways blockchain can revolutionize global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farm to table. Fair trade. Ethically sourced. These recent trends are evidence of consumers demanding to know more about the products they’re buying – from who made them to how they were […]

Global Leaders Take The Stage At MWC Shanghai 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content GSMA Announces Digital Leaders Programme; First Speakers; INSEAD Masterclass Programme; New Exhibitors and Partners 11 April 2019, Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the newly introduced Digital Leaders Programme, the first event speakers, Masterclass Programme and new exhibitors and partners for MWC Shanghai 2019, taking place 26 – 28 June 2019 at the Shanghai […]

These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commuters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Once upon a time, in one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest cities in the world, the people were so busy, they didn’t have time to finish reading lengthy works […]

The middle-class dream is moving beyond millennial reach

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Do you feel like your cost of living is rising? If so, you’re not alone. Years of low income growth and increasing prices have made the “squeezed middle” a reality for […]

Are we letting politicians play with migrants’ health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariona Borell, a 22-year-old medical student from Barcelona. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European […]

EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities – prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance – for common future. The vision for a stronger and modernised bi-regional partnership focused on trade, […]

This chart shows the fall in coal-power plants being planned around the world

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 Coal is widely acknowledged as one of the most polluting ways to generate electricity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates that this one fuel alone has been responsible for a third of all […]

The 5 things you need to make your teams more effective, according to Google

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 What makes a great team? Four years ago, Google announced it had the answer. The tech giant said its research showed personality types were not as important as setting a clear framework to […]

Parliament approves EU rules requiring life-saving technologies in vehicles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022. “This law is paving the way to save thousands of lives in the coming years. Our focus was always on the […]

Protecting whistle-blowers: new EU-wide rules approved

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Those disclosing information acquired in a work-related context, on illegal or harmful activities, will be better protected, under new EU rules approved on Tuesday. The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, […]

MEPs approve boost to workers’ rights in the gig economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs approved minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based or platform jobs, such as Uber or Deliveroo, in a vote on Tuesday. The law, already agreed with EU ministers, grants a set of minimum rights for those in casual or short-term employment, on-demand workers, […]

Further reforms in Japan needed to meet the challenges of population ageing and high public debt

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The Japanese economy is undergoing the longest expansion in its post-war history, marked by strong job creation and business investment. Government policy must overcome the intertwined challenges posed by rapid population ageing and high government debt to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for future generations, according […]

3 charts to help you understand the American shale boom

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 The US will drive global oil supply growth over the next five years, overtaking Russia and challenging Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer according to the International Energy Agency’s 2019 oil […]

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: third annual report shows continued vital and tangible support for refugees and their host communities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The third annual report on the implementation of the Facility shows solid results on EU support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, including: monthly transfer to 1.5 million refugees for their basic needs, 5 million primary health care consultations, access to school for […]

3 reasons we should all care about biodiversity

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 The total number of animals has halved since the 1970s in what some scientists have termed the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Seismic eruptions, ice ages, continental collision and asteroid impact are […]

How the Middle East is suffering on the front lines of climate change

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 People are experiencing the consequences of climate change across the Middle East, from floods in Jeddah to rising sea levels in the Mediterranean which are putting many coastal cities at risk. Participants at […]

Checks, fines, crisis reserve: MEPs vote on EU farm policy reform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Agriculture Committee approved the last batch of proposals to improve EU farm policy so that it better meets farmers’ and consumers’ expectations. The Agriculture Committee’s amendments to the so-called Financing, Management and Monitoring regulation were approved on Monday by 28 votes in favour […]

Terrorist content online: companies to be given just one hour to remove it

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Internet companies should remove terrorist content quickly, at the latest one hour after receiving an order from the authorities, Civil Liberties Committee agreed. With 35 votes to 1 and 8 abstentions, the Civil Liberties Committee approved on Monday a draft piece of legislation to […]

We have the tools to beat climate change. Now we need to legislate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dietmar Siersdorfer, Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Emirates and Middle East, Siemens While climate change is right on our doorstep and threatening to wreak havoc, the radical global action that could make a difference is still absent. Population growth […]

7 skills every leader needs in times of disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners In our current times of great change, people are questioning what it means to be a leader and rethinking what we expect from those chosen to lead. There are certain qualities that leaders […]

Natural gas: Parliament extends EU rules to pipelines from non-EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. MEPs adopted an overhaul of EU gas market rules on Thursday with 465 votes to 95, and 68 […]

Innovative urban financing can make our cities stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Okan Geray, Strategic Planning Advisor, Smart Dubai & Kari Aina Eik, Secretary General, Organization for International Economic Relations Cities are the defining form of human organization in the 21st century. […]

End racist discrimination against Afro-European people in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the EU and its member states to take measures to tackle the structural racism people of African descent face in Europe. In a resolution adopted on Tuesday with 535 in favour to 80 votes against, and 44 abstentions, Parliament urges EU […]

Why saving our forests should be a global priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum As someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet, I have been cheering on the growing global movement of students in their school strikes for climate. They […]

Trade in fake goods is now 3.3% of world trade and rising

          This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3% of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual […]