Why rent controls won’t solve the urban housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaime Luque, Professor, ESCP Business School & Kian Starsberg, Master’s student, Management, ESCP Business School Rent controls were at the heart of the recent Paris and London mayoral battles. Recent research suggests that rent controls negatively impact the […]

Electronics can trigger a more circular, sustainable world – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Murphy, Chief Product Compliance Officer & Vice President Compliance Engineering and Environmental Affairs, Dell Technologies Transitioning the electronics sector to circular practices is complex but necessary for a more sustainable future. Re-using materials, adapting supply chains, and […]

How fake news still makes it difficult to cope with coronavirus

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms, Danielle Gonçalves de Assis, a medical student from São Paulo, Brazil. 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Sahel and Central Africa: €210 million in EU humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in the Sahel and Central Africa through a humanitarian budget of €210 million in 2021. The funding will be allocated to humanitarian projects in the following eight countries: Burkina Faso (€24.3 million), Cameroon […]

3 reasons why consumer demand matters for the post-COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute & Victor Fabius, Partner, McKinsey & Company The COVID-19 recession is dominated by the collapse in consumer spending making the consumer more important than ever to economic recovery; The uneven impact of […]

From bison to birds: How animals can help stop wildfires

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 2020, the hottest year on record, was also the worst year for wildfires around the world. A quarter of Australia’s forests burned as did a record 4.2 million hectares in the US. […]

What is the European Super League and how would it work?

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 News that 12 top-flight European soccer teams are planning a breakaway Super League is dominating global headlines. It’s also sparked reactions from the game’s governing bodies and fans. Here’s what you need […]

Humanitarian aid: EU allocates €54.5 million to Africa’s Great Lakes region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid. This life-saving assistance will be devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid will address […]

Digital technology can help the world prosper. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Innovative technologies will be key to overcoming common human challenges. Free data flow and agile governance will be key to realizing the […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emily Tello, a 18 years old first-year medical student in Universidad Latina of Panama. She is a member of IFMSA, Panama. 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 […]

How platform know-how can drive social inclusion and empower billions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sanjay Purohit, Chief Curator, Societal Platforms, EkStep Foundation & François Bonnici, Director Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head Social Innovation, World Economic Forum E-commerce giants have revolutionised the way we buy goods and services by allowing third parties […]

Three experts on why eradicating plastic pollution will help achieve gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva Women fight on the frontlines against plastic pollution. The transition to a circular economy for plastics – and the shift to a […]

Palliative care: so, how do we want to die?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Fonseca Carneiro, a fourth-year medical student at the State University of 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 do not necessarily […]

President von der Leyen joins the Global Citizen campaign to end COVID-19 and kick start a global recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “We have to fight the pandemic right now, but we also have to address its broader impact on the most vulnerable and tackle the root causes,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, as she supported today the launch of the […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Veda Pratyusha, a medical student from India. 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 the topic, nor […]

This is where people live the longest in the EU

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 Spain and Italy have the longest-lived populations in the EU. There are large variations in life expectancy across Europe, a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report shows. The data […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s right: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Meeshan Singhal, a 23 year-old 3rd year medical student at Rural medical college from Maharashtra, India. 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 do […]

Detecting online child sexual abuse requires strong safeguards

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Civil Liberties Committee wants safeguards to ensure that tools used to detect and remove online child sexual abuse respect people’s fundamental rights. The proposed regulation will provide for limited and temporary changes to the rules governing the privacy of electronic communications so that […]

State aid: Commission approves €20 million voucher scheme to support access to broadband services by students in Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €20 million voucher scheme to help students in Greece access broadband services and benefit from remote online learning. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said:” This €20 million Greek voucher […]

3 ways blockchain can accelerate sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumedha Deshmukh, Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum There are a number of opportunities for blockchain technology to re-cast conventional approaches to sustainable development – and accelerate progress if deployed responsibly. There are 3 areas […]

Geopolitics and investment in emerging markets after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexis Crow, Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC & Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Investors could address gaps in critical infrastructure and provide options for a green future in emerging markets. Governments and central banks within some […]

Capital Markets Union: Commission to boost Europe’s capital markets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published a new, ambitious Action Plan to boost the European Union’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) over the coming years. The EU’s top priority today is to ensure that Europe recovers from the unprecedented economic crisis caused by coronavirus. Developing […]

The importance and the need of mobile technology in the health care system and in saving lives.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainal h shah, a fourth year medical student studying in Gujarat medical education research society (GMERS) medical college, Gandhinagar, India. He us affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Mobile Technology Saving Lives: Changing healthcare systems with simple technological solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Faizan Akram is studying Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan. 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 […]

Integration of migrants: Commission launches a public consultation and call for an expert group on the views of migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation to gather views on new actions that could be taken at EU level to promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background. The Commission is also launching a call […]

Could this electric ferry’s success herald an era of greener shipping?

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 Danish electric ferry Ellen has successfully completed 10 months of sea trials. With an energy efficiency rating of 85%, the passenger ferry is capable of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 2,250 […]

Empowering Young healthcare workers to be future healthcare entrepreneurs: Road to SDG8

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mehr Muhammad Adeel Riaz, a final year medical student in Punjab Medical College, faisalabad, Pakistan. 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 do not […]

How to create a trustworthy COVID-19 tracking technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Tracking technologies could help monitor the spread of COVID-19. Yet they also raise questions about privacy and data management. Here are four ways to ensure the responsible […]

What are antibody tests and can they get the world back to work?

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 Tests are already being used to test frontline workers in the US; citizens in Wuhan are being tested and 10-minute test kits are now available to buy. However, questions remain about the […]

Corporate bond debt continues to pile up

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The volume of corporate debt reached an all time high in real terms of USD 13.5 trillion at the end of 2019, driven by the return of more expansionary monetary policies early in the year. At the same time, the overall quality of corporate debt has […]

EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after the earthquake in Albania

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. About 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors’ Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019. President of the European […]

OECD presents analysis showing significant impact of proposed international tax reforms

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. New economic analysis shows that a proposed solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy under negotiation at the OECD would have a significant positive impact on global tax revenues. The analysis, released today, puts the combined effect of the two-pillar solution […]

5 ways to break down the barriers for women to access leadership roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Becky Frankiewicz, President, North America, ManpowerGroup More awareness and conversation on gender is surely a good thing, but is this “noise” masking a lack of real action and progress? Attracting and developing more women in leadership roles requires […]