Europeans concerned by cost of living crisis and expect additional EU measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The rising cost of living is the most pressing worry for 93% of Europeans, finds the latest European Parliament Eurobarometer survey, released today in full. Meanwhile, support for the EU remains stable at a high level and citizens expect the EU to continue working […]

The global economy is under pressure — but how bad is it? Two experts share insights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global economy is under pressure from multiple complex and interconnected crises. These challenges—which include inflation, climate change, the war in Europe, supply chain disruptions and the COVID-19 pandemic, to name a […]

How the financial sector can spur the industrial economy’s green transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Ming-Hsing Tsai, Chairman, Fubon Financial Holding The Global Carbon Budget 2022 found few signs that carbon emissions are declining and warned that, at current emissions levels, there is a 50% likelihood that global warming would surpass 1.5°C in […]

These are the most expensive cities in the world

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 New York and Singapore have topped the list of the most expensive cities in the world in 2022, as global prices soar by more than 8%, making the cost of living in […]

A landmark global biodiversity deal, and the other climate change 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: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week California regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state’s carbon-dioxide emissions by 85% by 2045. It could involve electrifying much […]

Coping diabetes distress: Learning, connecting, and engaging

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, an early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 and do not necessarily reflect […]

What did COP27 accomplish and what actions can we expect as a result?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum COP27 was dubbed the Africa COP […]

Biodiversity: Stronger measures against wildlife trafficking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted a revised EU Action Plan to put an end to illegal wildlife trade, as announced in the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The lucrative global black market in illegal wildlife trade contributes to the depletion or extinction of entire species and […]

COP27: European Union concludes a strategic partnership with Namibia on sustainable raw materials and renewable hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of Namibia Hage Geingob signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership between the EU and Namibia at the COP27 in Egypt. The partnership aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable […]

COP27: 5 things to be hopeful about the climate summit and beyond

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 World leaders have another chance to make progress on taking concrete steps to tackle global warming at COP27 in Egypt this November. It is the United Nations’ largest and most important annual […]

7 leaders share what’s needed now for climate action ahead of COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Egypt’s COP27 climate summit is nearly here, bringing together delegates from around the world all to negotiate global goals for tackling the biggest challenge of our time: climate change. Interviews from […]

Great Unretirement: How to plan for people working longer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aidan Manktelow, Insights Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic saw a large number of older people leave the workforce in many economies, reversing a long-term trend towards rising labour force participation among older workers. But […]

How Web3 internet design could lead to a more sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eyal Ben Dror, Documentary Photographer, Minting a Glacier NFT On May 15, 2015, controversial artist Richard Prince exhibited screenshots of random people’s Instagram posts as sizeable fine art prints, selling each at the sum of $100,000 at the […]

2022 Enlargement package: European Commission assesses reforms in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and recommends candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Türkiye on their respective paths towards the European Union, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, […]

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. […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 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 and do […]

Parliament approves €5 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion. This is the second, and largest, tranche of a €9 billion EU support package, of which €1 billion has […]

State of the Union: New EU cybersecurity rules ensure more secure hardware and software products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has presented a proposal for a new Cyber Resilience Act to protect consumers and businesses from products with inadequate security features. A first ever EU-wide legislation of its kind, it introduces mandatory cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements, throughout their […]

Doing housework could cut your risk of developing dementia, according to a new study

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 Frequent exercise – including doing the housework – can lower the risk of dementia, according to new research. Dementia is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, affecting an estimated 55 million […]

Obstacles still exist for women in science, but this young researcher is breaking the mould

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Dr Kaitlyn Sadtler is an immunologist and bioengineer at the National Institutes of Health, just outside of Washington, D.C., in the US. […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

Why we shouldn’t overlook the impact of SMEs on local and global economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julia Devos, Head, New Champions Community, World Economic Forum, Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing The contribution that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make in driving positive social, environmental and economic change is often […]

Why the US Inflation Reduction Act is an important step in the transition to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humzah Yazdani The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in the US in August 2022. It has the potential to significantly curb the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Its provisions pertaining to climate change mitigation, clean energy and […]

Is climate denialism dead?

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 It may not be dead yet but denial is in decline in much of the world. The climate legislation recently passed in the US is a sign of related […]

The ‘resignation equation’: 5 factors that drive employees to quit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content A fifth of workers say they are extremely or very likely to quit their jobs in 2022, according to a new global PwC survey. This trend is being driven by 5 key […]

Treating refugees as a problem is the real problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, first year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Autumn 2021 Economic Forecast: From recovery to expansion, amid headwinds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU economy is rebounding from the pandemic recession faster than expected. As vaccination campaigns progressed and restrictions started to be lifted, growth resumed in spring and continued unabated through summer, underpinned by the re-opening of the economy. Despite mounting headwinds, the EU economy […]

An U.S.-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic: Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Vaccination is the most effective response to the COVID pandemic. The United States and the EU are technological leaders in advanced vaccine platforms, given decades of investments in research and development. It is vital that we aggressively pursue an agenda to vaccinate the world. […]

What are underwater farms? And how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Industrialized farming was once seen as a solution for a rapidly-growing global population, but it is taking its toll on the environment. The UN estimates that the world could easily be fed if […]

Russia: Summoning of the Russian Ambassador to the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Secretary-General of the European Commission, Ilze Juhansone, and the Secretary-General of the External Action Service, Stefano Sannino, jointly summoned the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, on Monday to condemn the decision of the Russian authorities from last Friday […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes report on the impact of the Interchange Fees Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published a report on the impact of the Interchange Fees Regulation (“IFR”) for card-based payment transactions. In line with the requirements on the IFR itself, it has been sent to the European Parliament and the Council. The report concludes that […]

Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and sustainable projects. It will help create […]