Powering through the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebecca Bugeja, a 3rd-year medical student currently enrolled in the University of Malta. 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 […]

Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today launched the Fit for Future Platform – a high-level expert group, which will help the Commission simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that EU legislation remains future-proof, given […]

Protector or polluter? The impact of COVID-19 on the movement to end plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva Plastics play a key role in protecting people, especially frontline workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Informal waste pickers are particularly vulnerable to […]

Here’s what COVID-19 teaches us about ‘social learning’ and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madhur Anand, Associate Professor, University of Guelph – The dire social and economic impact of COVID-19 could worsen environmental destruction in the long run. – But the pandemic is also teaching us how to use individual choices to […]

Quashing myths on 2019-nCoV for better public management

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Frederick Putra Wijaya, a fourth year medical student from 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

How companies can build resilience against pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Blyth, Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC Holdings Plc No company is immune to the disruption caused by COVID-19. Companies can plan for interruptions by mapping suppliers and buyers. They should diversify their supply chain […]

How a chocolate bar gives hope for a new economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) As the world seems to wake-up to new challenges on a daily basis – from devastating wildfires in Australia, to the unpredictable global spread of a new coronavirus – it […]

Could Europe become the first climate-neutral continent?

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 Europe plans to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The measures include tougher emissions targets, increased support for biodiversity, and a revision of EU farming subsidies. European Commission called it Europe’s […]

A new leadership agenda for private equity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tawfik Hammoud, Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Principal Investors & Private Equity Practice, Boston Consulting Group Private equity could grow by five times over the next decade. Big firms will get bigger and smaller firms will […]

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 […]

B-I-R-D: 4 digital technologies that can help supply chains take flight

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tarek Sultan Al Essa, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Agility The number of potentially disruptive technologies in logistics is daunting. This makes it difficult for supply chain businesses to know where to look. Blockchain, IoT, […]

Mental health in primary care: a unique therapeutic project

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kristen Guilarducci Laureano, a second-year medical student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás. 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 […]

Antimicrobial resistance: how can an intersectoral approach between society and healthcare professionals be developed and applied?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Fernanda Melo Gadelha Sarmento, a student from 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 strictly […]

EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published today by the EU finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions, as […]

State aid: Commission concludes that recapitalisation of German NordLB is market conform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Germany’s plans to strengthen the capital position of state-owned Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale (NordLB) to be free of any State aid. The measures involve a direct investment of €2.8 billion as well as investments to carry out the necessary […]

Mental health and suicide prevention-what can be done to increase access to mental health services in my region?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Niedja Fernanda Nobre dos Santos, a student of the third period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN, Brazil. 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 […]

Switzerland: prepare for population ageing to maintain high living standards

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Switzerland enjoys some of the highest per-capita GDP and living standards of OECD countries. Taking action now to prepare for a fast-ageing population will be key for the prosperity and well-being of future generations, according to a new OECD report. The latest OECD Economic Survey of […]

Heart attacks and strokes are more common on high pollution days, data shows

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 High pollution causes more than 100 extra heart attacks in Britain’s cities each year, while contributing to a higher rate of strokes and new asthma cases in children, according to new research from […]

Our Amazon is disappearing in ashes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Maria Iara Alves Araújois, a third year medical student at Estácio – Juazeiro do Norte Medical School (FMJ) in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará and Mr. João Victor Luna Gregório, a fifth year medical student at the Federal University of Cariri (UFCA) in Barbalha Ceará. They are affiliated […]

Welcome to the age of the platform nation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) & Mihir Sharma, Senior fellow, Observer Research Foundation Since the First Industrial Revolution, growth and welfare have depended upon increasing the efficiency of production. Specialization, manufacturing, electricity and the computer all increased […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai on 26-27 November 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Now is the most exciting time for digital transformation: traditional brands are re-evaluating their competitive edge, start-ups are redefining the economics of business, providers are innovating at an unprecedented rate, and the consumer wants everything faster. This is the dawn of the intelligently connected society. Mobile 360 – MENA is the place to […]

How global tourism can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sérgio Guerreiro, Senior Director for Knowledge Management & Innovation, Turismo de Portugal One of the world’s biggest economic activities, tourism drives wealth, employment, and regional development. In 2018, international tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion, while total export earnings from […]

I went blind at age 5, but managed to stay in education. We must ensure 93 million children with disabilities get the same chance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yetnebersh Nigussie, Director, Advocacy and Rights, Light For The World I became blind at the age of five, which more or less disqualified me from for school in rural Ethiopia. I would most likely have been married off instead […]

What makes a good healthcare professional?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Felipe Mazaro Matheus, born in 1992, a biomedical and fourth year medical student at Unicesumar in Maringá (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 […]

With lifelong learning, you too can join the digital workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I had my first daughter, I spent a lot of energy justifying why I wanted to keep learning and growing in my job. I became more aware of […]

Why philanthropy for – and by – Africans is the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Agler, CEO , The END Fund For decades, the stereotypical image philanthropy in Africa has been of places like the Kibera slum in Nairobi, a remote village in Uganda, or the streets of Addis Ababa. A legacy of […]

Take care of your borders and then expand them

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natália Federle, a 23 year old and third-year medical student from Brazil. 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 […]

A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found

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 Here’s a fishy riddle. Question: when is a sea bass not a sea bass? Answer: when it’s a giant perch. That’s the conclusion of a recent study on fish sold to consumers in […]

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 […]

Last year, this coral reef was teeming with life. Now it’s dying – and it’s up to us to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raquel Peixoto, Associate Professor – Molecular Microbial Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse places on the planet. Like rainforests, they are teeming with species that live symbiotically with one another. They […]

Voice tech and the question of trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulde & Jennifer Lynch, Director, Surveillance Litigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation Voice technology is becoming more ubiquitous, integrating into tools […]

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 […]

Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities, in cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery […]