Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

5 things to know about Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum That’s it for our 53rd Annual Meeting in Davos. We’ve covered a huge range of topics and themes […]

We’re on the brink of a ‘polycrisis’ – how worried should we be?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content The cascading and connected crises we find ourselves in at the beginning of 2023 demand a new descriptor to define the scale of the problems the world is facing. The war in Ukraine […]

What’s happened this year in the global labour market?

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 A raft of interconnected crises, compounded by the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 pandemic, are creating a worsening outlook for the global labour market, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The 10th […]

How 4 Chinese enterprises are taking action on sustainable development 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liming Chen, Chair of Greater China, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Beijing Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly important for companies looking to create long-term value. The World Economic Forum has championed stakeholder […]

COVID-19: how is it currently being seen?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Larissa da Silva Santos, a fourth-year medical student at Centro Universitário CESMAC, 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

The approach of oncological patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca de Araújo Sobral, the first author of this article, who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently in her sixth semester of medicine at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Campinas. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

What the US’ wasted truck space taught me about profitable sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Zaslansky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flock Freight Business objectives beyond shareholder value—commonly packaged as ESG goals— typically elicit something between healthy skepticism and outright cynicism in C-Suites. As companies weigh their response and responsibility to the climate […]

COVID-19: Lessons Learned & The Way Forward

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdelrahman Omer, also known as Abdelo, a 21 years old medical student from Sudan. 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 […]

Russian energy imports to Europe are falling – here’s what that means for the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content When you switch on the light or turn up the heating, do you think about where the energy you’re using has come from? Until recently, many of us probably didn’t give it much […]

Here’s why language coding needs an uplift

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Vogt, Vice President Enterprise Solutions, Appen The case for standardization is well established. Not only do standards assist regulation but they also help effectively join up systems across a globalized economy. Hundreds of functions are subject to codes […]

How does diabetes stigma develop and what are some strategies to combat it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kaché Hanna, a fourth year medical student from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. 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 […]

Nature tech – what is it and why is it important for climate and nature?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucy Almond, Chair, Nature4Climate Coalition and Head of Communications, Nature Pillar, World Economic Forum, Tony Lent, Co-founder, Capital for Climate Nature is a vital resource, necessary for our health, livelihoods, and well-being – it is the physical world in […]

Teenage pregnancy as a consequence of a socioeconomic factor

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabela Silvestri, born in 2002 in Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Flores da Cunha, nowadays she lives in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil where is enrolled as a medical student at Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

5 ways to tackle greenwashing, according to UN experts

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 This blog has been written using 100% renewable materials, has generated zero emissions and protected the rainforests! Of course that’s not true but neither are many similar claims and the United Nations […]

Payments: Commission proposes to accelerate the rollout of instant payments in euro

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted a legislative proposal to make instant payments in euro, available to all citizens and businesses holding a bank account in the EU and in EEA countries. The proposal aims to ensure that instant payments in euro are affordable, secure, […]

Bend It Like Scholz: Can Germany show the way to heal the EU-China relations?

That the EU-China relations have been facing challenges is not news. Lately we have been witnessing a change of course in the EU’s stance towards its biggest trade partner. Just a couple of years ago the EU started this turmoil by calling China “systemic rival” while the European Parliament froze the Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI). […]

Depression in disguise

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Siddhi Khushalani, second year MBBS student of GMERS Gotri Vadodara, 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Why does air pollution disproportionately affect minority ethnic groups?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ella Kissi-Debrah was the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as the cause of death. She was just nine years old when she died. Ella was also from […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan, Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojha, four Health advocates. They are 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 […]

Frontex: MEPs refuse to discharge EU border agency over its management in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs refused to discharge the 2020 budgets for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the Council, and granted discharge to the European Economic and Social Committee. 345 MEPs voted in favour of the committee recommendation to refuse discharge to Frontex, 284 voted […]

Act decisively at EU summit on energy and the cost of living crises, urge MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate with Council and the Commission on the October European Council, MEPs urged leaders to not waste any more time and take urgent action to tackle the energy crisis. For the Czech Presidency, Minister for European Affairs Bek announced that the summit […]

5 books to help you understand inflation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Books are starting to look different because of inflation. “Some cost-conscious publishers are starting to shrink the white space between characters. The text might run closer to the edges of pages, too,” […]

EU launches first ever overseas aid stockpile in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following his recent visit to Colombia, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting Panama on the second leg of his  stay in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the occasion, the Commissioner announced €153 million in humanitarian aid for the region as a […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. The writer 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 […]

Suicide In Pakistan And The Role Of Government And Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Shahzeb, a third-year medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan. The writer 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 […]

How to boost local economic, health and conservation outcomes through outdoor recreation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Brown, Vice President, Quantified Ventures, Jonas Epstein, Conservation Finance Project Specialist, United States Forest Service The wealth of natural resources in Southeast Ohio has supported industries and jobs dating back to the 1700s, including salt, timber, brick […]

Role of Government and Youth in improving Mental Health and Prevention of Suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eman Fatima, currently studying her bachelor in medicine and surgery at International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK-ISM) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The writer 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 […]

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 […]