Science leads the response to COVID-19. These 25 scientists are tackling the other global challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Martha Chahary, Lead, Young Scientists Community, World Economic Forum Scientists have maximum visibility in the COVID-19 response, while proposing solutions to other global challenges, from climate change […]

Coronavirus: the truth against the myths: Lockdown by a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, an MBBS fifth year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in China. 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 […]

How impact finance can alleviate COVID-19’s economic symptoms

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 private sector is facing unprecedented difficulties in accessing finance at at a time when it is sorely needed. Gig workers and those on low incomes in emerging economies are among those […]

3 steps to boost your digital safety while working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes  As people work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, they become more vulnerable to digital attacks and scams. Hackers may try to exploit […]

COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs voiced concerns about the internal market during a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager on Monday. The majority of MEPs perceive the timely state aid schemes as a lifeline for companies during the COVID-19 crisis. However, they stress […]

COVID-19: MEPs debate how to best protect cross-border and seasonal workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee is set to delve into alleged breaches of EU law on working time, health and safety of cross-border workers, on Tuesday. Following disturbing reports about the precarious situation facing potentially hundreds of thousands of cross-border and seasonal workers […]

Rule of Law in Poland: concerns continue to grow among MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The attacks on the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in Poland need to be addressed urgently, say a majority of MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee. In a committee debate on Monday, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) presented his draft interim […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction may reduce competition in the passenger air transport services between the European Economic […]

Mental health and social isolation: how do have an active participation in self-care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Raupp Santiago, Medical student of the fifth period at Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA). 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 […]

Here’s why the world’s recovery from COVID-19 could be doughnut shaped

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 Doughnut plan seeks to balance the needs of people and the environment. Amsterdam aims to offer everyone fair social terms within safe ecological limits. The idea was conceived by Kate Raworth, an […]

These 5 charts show our shifting behaviour around coronavirus

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 A new YouGov survey examines how our behaviour has changed as the pandemic unfolds. Between March and May, there were significant changes in the way people led their lives. British people have […]

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 […]

Behind the firewall: a discussion on the evolution of cybersecurity in the utility industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Gumbiner, Consultant, Siemens The utility sector is being transformed – and this process has opened the industry up to a new range of cyber-threats. Attacks will continue to escalate in frequency and complexity. Here, two industry experts […]

New research reveals the true extent of corruption in fisheries

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 Corruption is a problem throughout fish value chains. The consequences are widespread and more serious than just illegality. A structured, policy-based approach is needed to address this issue. […]

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 […]

The mental domain in times of a pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Brendon de Almeida Nunes and Giovana Lisboa Campos, students of the third yeat of medicine school at Unicesumar. They are 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 […]

Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a shift in migration rhetoric to include individual health security. Limitations on movement, while necessary to manage the virus, can make it […]

Mental Health in the COVID-19 era

This article was written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Sheharyar Akhtar, a 4th year medical student from Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot, Punjab. Pakistan.. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. No one would ever say that someone with […]

Climate action must stay top of the global agenda as we emerge from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips COVID-19 is making the interconnectedness of our world clear. The pandemic may be laying the groundwork for the efforts required to tackle climate change. These changes will need political and industrial […]

Coronavirus: here’s what you need to know about face masks

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 Due to COVID-19, face masks are in high demand across the globe. Over 50 countries have made mask-wearing in public mandatory. China still makes most masks, but new makers are entering the […]

European Youth Event 2020: giving a voice to young people to influence EU policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Youth Event (EYE) goes online to engage young people with high-level politicians, experts and influencers and discuss EU role in the COVID-19 crisis. ‘EYE online’, following the postponement of EYE2020 due to the pandemic, goes into its final week and offers young […]

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Troëng, Executive Vice President, Field Delivery, Conservation International, Bogotá, Colombia & Edward Barbier, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University & Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica There is a misperception […]

Mental Health in times of a pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bezawit Kassahun, a 22 year old medical student from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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 […]

How we can survive the great COVID lockdown: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

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 Speed and scale of job losses is unprecedented. Countries face debt squeeze, action needed to avoid ‘full-blown debt crisis’. Debt relief for poorer countries; ‘solidarity tax’ among possible […]

New Zealand Prime Minister opens door to 4-day working week

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 COVID-19 has had a huge impact on global tourism, particularly in New Zealand, where tourism is the biggest export. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has suggested businesses could shift to a […]

Mental Health: Role of the individual for their well-being in the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rodrigues Cândido, a 21 year old student studying medicine at UERN in Mossoró, 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 […]

Welcome to the COVID-19 era of world sport

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Organized sport is starting to reemerge, but it won’t look the same for a while. Some experts say even with precautions in place, restarting games risks spreading the coronavirus. […]

Drones, disinfectant, distancing – Europe’s beaches open up

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 There have been more than 4.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide. Some European countries are preparing to reopen beaches, seaside cafes and restaurants. Most beach resorts have imposed strict social distancing rules. […]

Z, V or ‘Nike swoosh’ – what shape will the COVID-19 recession take?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Beech, World Economic Forum writer The “Great Lockdown” has hit global economies hard. Business shutdowns have left unemployment soaring, supply chains fragmented and markets plummeting. One International Monetary Bank official has said the Great Lockdown could lead […]

5 curve-flattening technologies being developed by young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Shakour, Project Specialist, Forum Foundations, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are developing new technologies to help in the fight against […]

International tourism is set to plunge by 80% this year – but some regions could recover more quickly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Millions of jobs could be lost in an industry that provides high levels of employment. Less developed economies could be hit particularly hard. However, some regions – particularly the Middle East – […]

Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50 million in humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission announced an additional €50 million in humanitarian aid to help respond to the dramatic increase in humanitarian needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic globally. The new funding follows increased appeals by humanitarian organisations, including the UN Global Appeal. Janez Lenarčič, […]

European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission has proposed today country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable growth. The recommendations are structured […]