Covid-19: the scourge of God

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicolas Cardoso Lauxen, a first year Brazilian medical student at Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille). 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 writers and do […]

EU and Singapore launch Digital Partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Singapore are strengthening their cooperation as strategic partners. Following the announcement of a new Digital Partnership between the EU and Singapore by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Lee at the EU-ASEAN summit in December 2022, Commissioner for the […]

COP15: What’s next for historic deal to protect nature?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein A historic agreement on nature conservation was reached at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)), in December […]

4 ways to store renewable energy that don’t involve batteries

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 Giant bricks are not what most people think of when they hear the words “energy storage”, but they are a key element of a gravity-based system that could help the world manage an […]

‘Tech for good’ had a very good year in 2022. Here are 6 companies that led the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content The cost of living crisis, runaway inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, weak economic growth, democracy under attack, increasing lack of trust in technology, climate emergency – 2022 could easily end up being remembered […]

The impacts of facing the neurological impacts after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Isaac Lohan Matos Vieira and Ms. Lorena Sheila Alves de Oliveira, two medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju – SE, Brazil. 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 […]

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 […]

Why we need global rules to crack down on cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute, Mac Margolis, Washington Post Columnist and Associate, Igarapé Institute Cybercrime is high on the agenda of nation states, corporations and international organizations everywhere. As the forthcoming 2023 Global Risk Report […]

Inflation’s paradigm shift, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum, Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global economy is under attack from an insidious force: inflation. How entrenched in the psyches […]

Rewilding: letting nature do its own thing

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 Rewilding has gone global, and rewilding projects are growing in more than 70 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Latin America and North America. The Global Rewilding Alliance, which was created in […]

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.  Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with […]

Joint OECD and World Bank report urges governments to improve resilience to disasters and related fiscal risks

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Rapid economic development and climate change are increasing our vulnerability to natural disasters, and a new joint OECD-World Bank report calls for pro-active management of the financial costs of those disasters before they strike. Released during the annual OECD Forum in Paris, Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters estimates that natural […]

Europeans are living beyond Earth’s means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If everyone consumed at the same rate as the average European, we would need a planet three times the size of Earth. EU residents are using the world’s resources faster than it can replenish them. […]

Which countries get the most sleep – and how much do we really need?

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 Do you lie awake at night worrying you’re not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone – some countries are in the middle of a sleeplessness epidemic which has the potential to damage people’s […]

Falsified medicines: new rules to enhance patients’ safety

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of tomorrow, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply. From now on, the industry will have to […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Sustainable development goals: what role for business?” Commissioner Mimica asks live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development In the next few months, the international community will take important decisions that will have a profound impact on how international cooperation and development will be pursued in the years and decades to come. Three major international events will determine the level of ambition and the […]