Ending poverty and discrimination faced by Roma people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted a set of recommendations aimed at improving the precarious situation of Roma settlements in the EU. Roma people with all the diversity that this term encompasses are the largest ethnic minority in Europe and face poverty and social exclusion in […]

Energy prices: MEPs call for EU response to focus on the most vulnerable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament advocates more emergency measures to ease the pressure of rapidly rising energy prices on European households and businesses. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine and the weaponisation of the EU’s fossil energy supply has dramatically exacerbated already-existing instability in the energy market […]

3 reasons why the future of carbon capture looks promising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Kraynek, President, Production & Fuels, Fluor Corporation Less than eight years. That’s how long the world has to cut global emissions in half as part of the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. And yet, in […]

What is a satellite-connected smartphone – and how can it help bridge the digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s a familiar and frustrating feeling: you need to make an urgent call or get online, but your smartphone has no bars. For some of us, connecting via satellite could soon be […]

Forest fires: €170 million to reinforce rescEU fleet

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a record-breaking forest fire season in Europe, the Commission is proposing today €170 million from the EU budget to reinforce its rescEU ground and aerial assets  starting from the summer of 2023. The rescEU transitional fleet would therefore have a total of 22 […]

What is World Mental Health Day?

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 At least one in eight of us is affected by mental health issues. And World Mental Health Day 2022 on 10 October is a chance to “rekindle our efforts to protect and […]

Mental health and suicidal prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mudasir Umer, a Pakistani undergraduate medical student, now in his 4th year at international university of Kyrgyzstan ISM. The writer 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 […]

From Hurricane Fiona to Ian: How disaster-hit areas can get the power back on and build resilience for next time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy White, Writer and Editor, Freelance, World Economic Forum, Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and heat waves, are increasing in intensity, frequency and […]

Mapping women’s health worldwide is key to gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hologic, Inc. Women’s health is the cornerstone of economies and societies worldwide — but leaders continually fail to prioritize it. This lack of action on women’s health enables social […]

How cloud computing is helping close the health equity gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maggie Carter, Global Lead, AWS Global Social Impact Team, Amazon Web Services The global need for health equity is rightly receiving increased attention as new evidence demonstrates a stark contrast in health outcomes between countries with varying levels […]

Air pollution: The lawsuits that are holding governments to account 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roderick Weller, Project Lead, Clean Air, World Economic Forum, Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva In Europe’s most industrialized nation, a recent court case based on a newly minted human right could […]

Protection of EU budget: MEPs warn Commission to “not compromise” with Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Members of the European Parliament warned the Commission against falling short of protecting the EU’s financial interests in Hungary. “This is the first time the rule of law mechanism is being put into motion and it requires member states to treat it […]

EU deploys first quantum technology in six sites across Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has announced the selection of six sites that will host the first European quantum computers: in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland. They will be integrated on site into existing supercomputers, and will form […]

European Year of Youth 2022: EU adopts the first Youth Action Plan in EU External Action to strengthen engagement with young people worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted the Youth Action Plan in the European Union external action for 2022-2027, the first-ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. It […]

Role of Government and Youth in improving Mental Health and Prevention of Suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eman Fatima, currently studying her bachelor in medicine and surgery at International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK-ISM) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The writer 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 […]

Employers in the US are cutting back on parental leave, survey shows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Employers in the US appear to be cutting back on paid maternity and paternity leave. The amount of time off granted to new parents is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the […]

Competition: Commission adopts a more flexible antitrust Informal Guidance Notice; withdraws Antitrust COVID Temporary Framework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a revised Informal Guidance Notice that allows businesses to seek informal guidance on the application of EU competition rules to novel or unresolved questions. The revised Informal Guidance Notice provides for more flexible conditions and aims at increasing […]

Here’s how solar energy saved Europeans $29 billion this summer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Solar power is helping Europe navigate an energy crisis of “unprecedented proportions” and save billions of euros in avoided gas imports, a new report finds. Record solar power generation in the European […]

Why dialogue is an essential tool for peace, security and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Saavedra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Dell Technologies Violent extremism is born from distorted interpretations of culture, hatred and ignorance and threatens our societies’ foundations – tearing us apart and weakening collaboration. And […]

Mental health and suicide prevention: how can national policies be strengthened and how can youth play a crucial role in reducing the risk

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a final year medical student from ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. The writer 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 and do not necessarily […]

What’s new is old: how economic discontent triggered unrest in the past

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 The French Revolution, a traumatic event that ultimately cost millions of lives and kickstarted modern Europe, was preceded by an estimated 55% rise in the cost of bread. That’s […]

Inflation, recession? What next for the global economy? Three experts dig into the latest Chief Economists Outlook

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum What’s going on in the global economy? It is a question that the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists seeks to answer every three months with its Chief Economists Outlook. […]

Here’s how companies can truly improve employee happiness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Gaston-Breton, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business School, Jérémy Lemoine, Lecturer at the University of East London, visiting lecturer at ESCP Business School, Benjamin Voyer, Professor of entrepreneurship, ESCP Business School, Minas Kastanakis, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business […]

How to prepare for a new economic reality and protect the most vulnerable – experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Wissuwa, PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School, Christian F. Durach, Full Professor, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School The […]

The European Researchers’ Night and Researchers at Schools: researchers meeting children and showing the wonders of science

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Researchers’ Night, Europe’s largest science communication and promotion event, will take place in 26 countries to showcase the diversity of European research and innovation and their impact on citizens’ daily lives. It will take place in several EU Member States and […]

Guidelines on general visa issuance in relation to Russian applicants and controls of Russian citizens at the external borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting updated guidelines to Member States on visa procedures as well as on border controls for Russian citizens at the EU’s external borders. These guidelines need to be seen in the context of geopolitical and security concerns linked to Russia’s […]

Suicide prevention: the role of government and youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul Rehman, a third year MBBS student from Allama Iqbal Medical College. The writer 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 and do not necessarily reflect […]

Tackling disinformation – how can we combat the lies that go viral?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Disinformation is not new. Examples of disinformation and so-called fake news campaigns are plentiful. But with increasing fears about the cost of living – exacerbated by the pandemic and the energy […]

How commercial flights in Europe are edging closer to pre-pandemic levels

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Flights in Europe are taking off again – though they’re not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, new data shows. Commercial flights – defined as flights carrying passengers, freight and mail – grew […]

Sea level rise: everything you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Lost homes, lives and livelihoods are among the worst impacts of rising sea levels. And by 2100, up to 410 million people could be at risk from coastal flooding as the warming […]

How the German car industry became more sustainable and what to learn from it 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Wissuwa, PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School, Christian F. Durach, Full Professor, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School Numerous […]

Here’s how to tailor employee benefits to a diverse workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaclyn Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, Benepass Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become central to modern talent attraction and recruitment. The turbulent political climate and rising social unrest of the past few years have shed new light […]

Why we need to fix the world’s freshwater algae problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Yousef, CEO, LG Sonic While we experience terrible drought and flooding events more frequently due to climate change, another significant hazard is hidden beneath the surface. To be more precise, the surface of our freshwater supplies. Accessible […]