These photos show the world of science in stunning detail

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 From the structure of a soap bubble to a close-up of a gas nebula thousands of light years from Earth, prepare to see science through a whole new lens. The inaugural Science Photographer […]

Long-term exposure to air pollution is like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

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 The air you breathe could be doing as much harm to your lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, shortening your life and putting you at risk of chronic illnesses. That’s […]

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 […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

The Japanese have a word to help them be less wasteful – ‘mottainai’

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 Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

These are the countries with the highest inflation

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 rate of inflation has a big impact on your financial situation, affecting mortgage payments, savings and the cost of your weekly shopping. How the price of goods and services we regularly spend […]

Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum In spite of its ubiquity, “data” is still […]

EP President calls for emergency assistance to migrants stranded on Open Arms boat

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Urgent assistance and fair distribution of Open Arms rescue boat migrants needed, says EP President David Sassoli in a letter to Commission President Juncker.   Dear President Juncker, As has happened repeatedly since the decision was taken to ignore the European Parliament’s call for […]

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 […]

Canada has created an Arctic conservation zone almost as big as Germany

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Canada’s Inuit people, whose lands occupy the remote northeastern region of Nunavut, live in an Arctic wilderness of raw natural beauty that is now under threat from climate change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into PKN Orlen’s proposed acquisition of Lotos

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 Lotos by PKN Orlen, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of fuels and related markets in Poland and […]

How a bionic arm is helping one little girl enjoy the things most take for granted

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 Life hasn’t always been easy for Mady Gardner. Born without her left arm below the elbow, everyday tasks like putting her hair in a ponytail were almost impossible. Now the eight-year-old from Austin, […]

Do we really understand the value of independent journalism?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Antonio C. Luque Ambrosiani. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Latest news from the Cambridge Analytica scandal should prompt the following question: do we truly acknowledge newspapers as […]

To flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we need to rethink these 3 things

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Munozovepi Gwata, Founder, Kukura Capital Education is the primary tool for connecting people to the workplace. It is a building block that is used to aid employment. Employment, in turn, is the channel that allows people to be […]

State aid: France to recover €8.5 million of illegal aid to Ryanair at Montpellier airport

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found that the marketing agreements concluded between the local Association for the Promotion of Touristic and Economic Flows (APFTE) and Ryanair at the airport of Montpellier are illegal under EU State aid rules. Ryanair now has to return €8.5 million […]

5 things to know about the exploding world of pro gaming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be criss-crossing New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium when the US Open begins later this month, each battling for $3.85 million in prize money. But the arena […]

7 key authors from Switzerland’s literary scene

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The Helvetic nation celebrates its 1291 inception today, and with that let’s take a look at some of its literary history. As the country has four official languages, Swiss […]

LGBTQ+: The invisible poor on our healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Silvi Angelia May Purba, a third-year medical student in University of Riau Indonesia. 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 […]

How tech is helping the agriculture sector curb carbon emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business , International Finance Corporation (IFC) UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed stated that 2018 was a record-breaking year for climate, but 2019 doesn’t look much better. As the list of extreme weather […]

Can India reduce deaths on one hazardous road to zero? This group is trying

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya & Mariah Levin, Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum There’s no shortage of roads in India that wind through mountains, some little more than […]

This is what is still holding social entrepreneurs back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Kristine Pearson, Founder and CEO, Lifeline Energy In an increasingly polarised world, obtaining 100% agreement for anything seems impossible. Yet, in our survey of leading social entrepreneurs across the […]

The space internet race is dawning. Here’s what to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital & Riad Hartani, Co-Founder, Xona Partners As we enter the 2020s, space and internet technologies are converging. We find ourselves at the dawn of a space internet race. Technology giants like […]

Parliament’s interparliamentary delegations established

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament will have 44 interparliamentary delegations this legislative term, maintaining relations with parliamentarians in other countries, regions and organisations. MEPs voted on the composition of interparliamentary delegations on Wednesday at midday. The proposal put forward by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (i.e. the EP President […]

An open letter to Europe’s leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic & Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of Economics, University of Mainz 2019 is a critical year for Europe. The rise of populist, nationalistic […]

AI-driven companies need to be more diverse. Here’s why

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 As a Spanish woman, I used to meet my friends for dinner at 10pm. I thought that was the perfect time to make the most out of a […]

Impact investment favours expats over African entrepreneurs. Here’s how to fix that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christie Peacock, Founder and Executive Chairman, Sidai Africa Ltd & Fiona Mungai, Managing Director, Endeavor, Kenya Rows of white faces stare out from the social media meme showing tech start-up executives circulating among young Kenyans, who are angry that foreign entrepreneurs […]

Barriers to healthcare: are they real?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Laura Dutra Queruz, a 18 years old and a second 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 […]

Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with President Tusk ahead of the G20 Summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. There is no better place for this year’s G20 Summit than here in Osaka – a vibrant merchant city, known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’. As we prepare to discuss the future of the global economy over the next two days, we should inspire ourselves […]

Deep science: what it is, and how it will shape our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College It is well known that the World Wide Web was developed at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, the large scientific experiment based […]

Why financial services can kickstart Africa’s digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Herman Smit, Director, Cenfri & Chernay Johnson, Engagement manager, insight2impact Africa’s largely informal economy is digitizing. Improved internet and smartphone penetration have given rise to virtual marketplaces, also known as digital platforms, where millions of workers and enterprises have […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into Broadcom and sends Statement of Objections seeking to impose interim measures in TV and modem chipsets markets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Broadcom may be restricting competition through exclusivity practices, in breach of EU rules. The Commission intends to impose interim measures during the investigation with regard to TV and modem chipsets markets. Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner […]

The digital revolution will transform the steel industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yvonne Zhou, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group & Lisa Hu, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Digital technologies are changing the world and dramatically improving the way that organizations operate. Today, steel and metals manufacturers face a huge […]

How cities can become more resilient to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayne Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer, Asia; Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re The world is changing – and far more rapidly than ever before. Asia especially is urbanizing at breathtaking speed – the United Nations estimates that […]