How digitalization kept aid coming to flood-hit Pakistanis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zarrar Sehgal, Co-Chairman, Pathfinder Group Recent flooding in Pakistan has upturned the lives of close to 70 million people, affecting 16 million families. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who has been monitoring the relief efforts, has termed […]

European Health Union: A new EU approach on cancer detection – screening more and screening better

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, as part of the EU Cancer Screening Scheme to be put forward under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Commission presents a new approach to support Member States increasing the uptake of cancer screening. Focusing on detection of cancers at an early stage, the […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Here’s why companies need to bridge the skills gap to benefit both business and society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC The labour market has always been a friendlier place for highly-skilled workers, and in today’s slowing economy, this is even more the case. Companies are embracing growth strategies that drive them to compete […]

Abortion is definitely healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shanzay Naveed, a medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

MEPs: Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament condemns the “deliberate and systematic efforts of the Hungarian government” to undermine European values and demands results in the Article 7 process. The lack of decisive EU action has contributed to the emergence of a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”, i.e. a constitutional […]

The need for access to safe and legal abortion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew, a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven. He 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina joins EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the European solidarity framework that helps countries overwhelmed by a disaster. It comes as Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is in Sarajevo to officially sign an agreement on […]

Commission proposes full suspension of Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, HERA, the Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, has secured an additional 170,920 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s 3rd generation vaccine to respond to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and to meet the more immediate needs. This brings the total number of doses directly purchased by […]

The perfect social movement – is there a recipe? This expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kateryna Gordiychuk, Video Producer, World Economic Forum, HyoJin Park, Video Producer, World Economic Forum Social movements are behind the most powerful changes around the world. From voting rights, to political upheavals and the fight for racial equality – […]

Germany’s €9 transit ticket cuts 1.8 million tonnes of CO2

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum For three months, Germany has been offering ultracheap monthly tickets for all local trains, metros, trams and buses. The scheme was introduced in an effort to encourage the use […]

Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027: the Commission approves the first CAP strategic plans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission approved the first package of CAP strategic plans for seven countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. This is an important step for the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 1 January 2023. The new […]

4 actions to help end child labour and build a fair economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub Around the world there are 160 million children working as child labourers. Ending child labour is a moral issue, and it also affects livelihoods. Civil society, businesses and governments must work […]

Can technology play a more meaningful role in meeting the SDGs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau It is becoming clear that technical standards will play a key role in addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some of the most pressing needs of the planet, like […]

Water shortages must be placed on the climate-change agenda. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jay Famiglietti, Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security, José Iganacio Gallindo, Co-founder and CEO, Waterplan Water is becoming more scarce as regional sources deplete or disappear. Increases in droughts and floods across the world make water resources […]

Brazil’s biggest favela has been mapped using 3D laser scanning. It’s important not just for technology, but also for human rights

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 Favelas 4D – a project from MIT’s Senseable City Lab – has created a 3D model of Brazil’s biggest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Traditional technology such as satellite mapping cannot […]

State aid: Commission approves €27.5 billion German scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emission costs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a German scheme to partially compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading System (‘ETS’). Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This […]

Augmented tech can change the way we live, but only with the right support and vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathleen Philips, Vice President R&D, imec Augmented reality technology has the ability to transform society and individual lives, particularly in health care and mobility. As much as visual and hearing aids are a part of our lives today, […]

Women are leading the restoration of the world’s second largest tropical rainforest – here’s how

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 Around 500 women are helping to protect and restore rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project is led by a global climate justice organization that helps women take action […]

House prices and rents have soared in the EU since 2010. Will rising interest rates pull them back down?

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 The cost of buying a home in Europe has risen by 45% since 2010, according to European Commission research. Rents have been going up in most European Union countries too, putting pressure […]

Droughts are getting worse around the world, here’s why and what needs to be done

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 Climate change is contributing to more droughts and water shortages on continents around the world. Northern Italy is facing its worst drought in 70 years, and more than 43% of US states […]

8 endangered species that are being reintroduced around the world

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 Conservation projects around the world are helping to bring back endangered and extinct wildlife species. Not only is this important for the species themselves – preserving wildlife has positive impacts on human […]

Why we need to invest in air quality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christa Hasenkopf, Director, Air Quality Programs and Air Quality Life Index, University of Chicago We are losing more than two years off of the average human life expectancy across the world due to particulate pollution. Yet, our investment […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

This underestimated tool could make AI innovation safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute, Var Shankar, Director of Policy , Responsible AI Institute Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering impressive advances in many industries. Ensuring that AI systems are deployed responsibly is an urgent challenge. Certification […]

State aid: Commission approves €110 million Austrian scheme to support agricultural producers in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €110 million Austrian scheme to support primary agricultural producers in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022 and amended […]

Georgia’s EU bid: chasing a solution to domestic issues?

This article was written for The European Sting by the political correspondent Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Since the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia began in 2009, Georgia has come a long way in terms of preparing to […]

To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and […]

Mergers: Commission approves D’Ieteren’s acquisition of PHE, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, D’Ieteren’s acquisition of PHE. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by D’Ieteren. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “More than 90% of French motorists buy glass […]

Drugs and Addiction: A Harm Reduction Look and a Perspective on Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Liliany Mirelly Bezerra Alves, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazl. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

The issue of drug addiction and how to tackle it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Susmita Das, a fourth-year medical student of Shaheed Shuhrawardy Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh. 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Gaming is booming and is expected to keep growing. This chart tells you all you need to know

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 The gaming industry is tipped to maintain its recent rapid growth, and could be worth $321 billion by 2026, a new PwC report says. Millions of new players splashed out on games […]