The status of the Code of Medical Ethics: loading

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luiza Merigo Santa Rosa, a 20 years old medical student who is the Local Coordinator and member of the IFMSA Brasil Unicesumar Scientific Research Center. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

This is why attractive cities do better economically

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 Why do people choose to live in one city over another? According to new research, more attractive urban centres command a “beauty premium”, which helps entice new residents and create employment opportunities. […]

An economist explains how to create a fairer society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Inequality has been moving up the global agenda ever since the financial crisis of 2008, fanning the flames of of […]

To improve women’s access to finance, stop asking them for collateral

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Secretary-General, CARE International Using a basic bank account is beyond the reach of almost one billion women worldwide. In Jordan recently I met Sawsan, who runs her own sewing workshop with four other women. Their business is […]

Israel is joining forces with Arab states to save coral from climate change destruction

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 Scientists from Israel and neighbouring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change. The alliance is the brainchild of Moaz Fine, an Israeli professor […]

It’s time for global businesses to accept local responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lochbihler, Global head of public affairs, Booking.com The term ‘globalization’ has become increasingly divisive in the recent past. It is high time to redefine it and make globalization a term that emphasizes local opportunities on a global scale, […]

Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has prohibited the creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have reduced competition and increased prices for different types of steel. The parties did not offer adequate remedies to address these concerns. Commissioner […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]

The ethics of the Medical Technology Civilisation era

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a third year student of medicine working as LVPI in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 […]

European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European economy is growing for the seventh consecutive year and is set to continue expanding in 2020, with all Member States’ economies growing despite less favourable conditions and global uncertainties. The number of people in employment is at a record high and unemployment […]

Meet the robot fighting back against coral reef destruction

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 Covered with toxic spines, it has multiple arms and is capable of regeneration. With a voracious appetite, it expels its stomach out of its mouth to eat, leaving just skeletons in its […]

This Indian school accepts plastic waste instead of fees

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 It’s not unusual for children to arrive at school carrying bags. Usually, you might expect them to be full of books. But at one school in India, students are turning up with […]

7 ways business can be agents for peace

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 The last decade has shown a steady decline in the level of peace around the world, as civil wars, terrorism and rising violence become increasingly prominent. The costs of this are huge, with the […]

Future of Insurance Claims in Focus at Fourth Annual Connected Claims Europe Summit

Sponsored content With new technologies enabling both operational efficiency and a superior customer experience, from artificial intelligence to IoT technology and mobile customer communication methods, evidence shows now is a critical time for claims transformation in Europe. A recent Insurance Nexus survey of over 450 senior European executives found that 92% of executive teams are […]

GSMA Outlines New Developments For MWC19 Shanghai

Sponsored content New Speakers Announced from Alibaba, ATM, China Mobile, General Electric Power, JPMorgan Chase, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Shenzhen Valley Ventures; GSMA Outlines AI Accelerate Programme; Innovation City To Showcase Latest Mobile Technologies 16 May 2019, Shanghai: The GSMA today announced new developments for MWC19 Shanghai, including recently confirmed keynote and 4YFN speakers, Artificial Intelligence Accelerate […]

Fairness in the food supply chain: Commission proposes to increase price transparency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain. The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will […]

How technology can help us achieve universal healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henk de Jong, Chief of International Markets, Philips This week, the World Health Assembly (WHA) is convening in Geneva to address the implementation of the health-related goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on […]

Aviation Strategy for Europe: Commission signs landmark aviation agreements with China

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and China have today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation. The agreements follow up on the EU-China Summit of 9 April and will serve to boost the competitiveness of the […]

rescEU: EU establishes initial firefighting fleet for next forest fire season

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the Commission is launching today the first fleet of firefighting aircraft under the new rescEU system to tackle natural disasters. So far seven firefighting airplanes and six helicopters will be part of […]

How we can embrace the electrical vehicle transition by adopting smart charging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne The age of the electric vehicle (EV) is dawning, with two million of them sold in 2018. Whether EV purchases are motivated by environmental concerns, lower operating […]

These islands are using tourists to help offset the effects of tourism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content Image: Statista Stark, rugged and sparsely populated, it’s not difficult to see why the Faroe Islands have become a draw for tourists in search of solitude, outdoor pursuits and nature. The mountainous archipelago sitting in […]

Connected Claims Europe on 18-19 September 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Insurers are made or broken by a successful claims function. Those willing to invest in serving their customers now will be the success stories tomorrow. Connected Claims Europe reveals how European leaders are transforming claims, from connecting and digitising the supply chain, to driving efficiency, accuracy and greater analytical insights. Featuring proven business […]

Mexico needs a new strategy to boost growth, fight poverty and improve well-being for all

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The Mexican economy is expanding at a moderate pace, underpinned by a strong macroeconomic framework and robust exports tied to the country’s deep integration into global value chains. A new strategy is now needed to boost growth, reduce high levels of poverty and inequalities, and improve […]