Impacts of Florida Vaccine Guidance in Indonesian Social Media

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Reynardi Larope Sutanto, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Indonesia. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Türkiye and Syria:  Statement on the earthquake by High Representative Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale – one of the strongest earthquakes in the region in more than 100 years – struck the region of Gaziantep in Türkiye, which impacted neighbouring Syria as well, overnight. In an immediate response, the […]

How big a threat can a Chinese balloon be to the almighty US security?

The story about China’s weather-forecast balloon that had technical problems due to the weather and strayed uncontrollable over the American airspace and most of all its shooting-down by a US aircraft is exactly as much funny as serious when it comes to the stability of this shaky world. That a weather forecast balloon can have […]

A computer scientist explains why AI has its limits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jie Wang, Professor of Computer Science, UMass Lowell Empowered by artificial intelligence technologies, computers today can engage in convincing conversations with people, compose songs, paint paintings, play chess and go, and diagnose diseases, to name just a few examples […]

Humanitarian aid: EU releases over €43 million for Myanmar and Bangladesh

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has released over €43 million to address the humanitarian needs of people in Myanmar, as well as those of Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, the EU will provide over €18 million to respond to the dramatic escalation […]

European Media Freedom Act: MEPs and experts assess the draft legislation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, the Committee on Civil Liberties, joined by experts and stakeholders in a public hearing, discussed the proposed rules aiming to strengthen media pluralism and freedom in the EU. During the public hearing that took place in association with the Committees on Culture […]

The 5 calls-to-action from youth and young people at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Hoeflinger, Specialist, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum Sixty teenagers and young people gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2023. They came […]

Here’s how much commuting time we save when working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Research Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jose Maria Barrero, Assistant Professor of Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics , Stanford University, Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor […]

Where is the global economy heading in 2023? Plus other economics stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. Where is the global economy heading in 2023? The year ahead looks better than initially feared for the global economy, but remains fraught with risks, including the potential escalation of the war […]

Consumer protection: manipulative online practices found on 148 out of 399 online shops screened

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities of 23 Member States, Norway and Iceland (CPC Network), released the results of a screening (“sweep”) of retail websites. This check covered 399 online shops of retail traders selling products ranging from textiles to electronic […]

Ukrainians are protecting their cultural landmarks with their phones. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost a year on, the human cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine tragically continues. The US military estimates that around 40,000 civilians have lost their lives and as many as 200,000 military personnel […]

Davos 2023: This is how to get more women into positions of power

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 On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos […]

Ukraine: Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today. It will allow for close coordination among international donors and international financial organisations and will ensure that support is provided in a coherent, transparent, and accountable manner. […]

Why flexible working is good for workers and companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how we work and live. Many of those developments – such as fewer hours at our desks and more flexible working arrangements – not only benefit workers but […]

What everyone misses when it comes to cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Johansmeyer, Head, Property Claim Services (PCS), Verisk The conflict in Ukraine has, in many ways, defied expectations, especially for the cyber security community. The “cyber war” that many expected failed to materialize as these operations failed to levy […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

Semiconductors: MEPs adopt legislation to boost EU chips industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs backed plans to secure the EU supply of chips by boosting production and innovation, and setting up emergency measures against shortages. The Industry and Energy Committee adopted two draft bills: one on the “Chips Act” that aims to bolster technological capacity […]

‘Embrace uncertainty’: This is what I learned at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Vice Chair, Oliver Wyman The mood at Davos was one of relief, along with a measure of giddiness about what comes next. Rarely has the group been so split in its investment outlook. Relief at least […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Israel’s President Herzog to address MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday 26 January at 10.30, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog will address Parliament during the plenary session in Brussels, to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola will open the solemn sitting with an introductory speech. After President Isaac Herzog’s address, […]

Why hunting down the carbon in buildings is crucial to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Belfield, Chairman, Arup Group Fast forward in your mind to this time next week. In that short space of time the number of buildings that will have completed construction around the world will cover an area equivalent to […]

Davos 2023 Day 5: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the final day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. All week, we’ve brought […]

Parliament calls for more sanctions against Iranian regime

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. All those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be on the EU terrorist list, MEPs urge. The Iranian regime’s blatant disregard for human dignity and the democratic aspirations of its own citizens as well […]

Ukraine war: MEPs push for special tribunal to punish Russian crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs demand the Russian political and military leadership be held accountable for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. Parliament says the atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha, Irpin and many other Ukrainian towns reveal the brutality of […]

Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

Strengthening cyber resilience in the oil and gas industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact. The oil and gas industry uses a range of complex systems and interconnected technologies to extract, transport and refine oil and gas products. While these these technologies are necessary to support the delivery of energy services and […]

Davos 2023 Day 3: What to expect 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting takes place in Davos from 16-20 January 2023. Welcome to day three […]

How does globalization impact and save the world of COVID-19?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Tereza Trindade Teixeira and Flávia Gabriela Tojal Hora, two second-year medical students at the Universidade Tiradentes, 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 writers […]

Recession in 2023? Here’s how trade unions are gearing up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Sangokoya, Head of Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Giannis Moschos, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum A recession could be on the cards for 2023. Across much of the world, inflation is the highest it has […]

How skills-based organizations can use AI to create the jobs of tomorrow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aneel Bhusri, Co-CEO, Co-Founder and Chair, Workday The world of work as we once knew it no longer exists. For years, work was a static concept and narrowly defined. That notion has given way to a far more dynamic […]

Why India’s new climate mission is focused on sustainable lifestyles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shombi Sharp, Resident Coordinator, India, United Nations The Oxford Languages Word of the Year for 2022 has already been selected, but if a straw poll were held now among development and policy experts, a term unfamiliar to most of […]

Korea’s new innovation strategy: Digital Platform Government

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Koh Jean, Chairman, Presidential Committee of Digital Platform Government The Republic of Korea’s Yoon Suk Yeol government, inaugurated last year, proposed the Digital Platform Government as a new innovation strategy. To realize this, the Presidential Committee on the Digital […]

Davos 2023 Day 1: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Virtual Event and Social Media Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to day one of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring you […]

Data analytics can help protect the Amazon Basin. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: lona Szabó de Carvalho, Co-founder and President, Igarape Institute The Amazon is approaching a dangerous tipping point of emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs. The resulting feedback loops could irreversibly transform the world’s largest tropical rainforest into dry […]