Tell me who you are, I’ll tell you what you suffer from

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez , a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 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 writer […]

Use of artificial intelligence by the police: MEPs oppose mass surveillance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To combat discrimination and ensure the right to privacy, MEPs demand strong safeguards when artificial intelligence tools are used in law enforcement. In a resolution adopted by 377 in favour, 248 against and 62 abstentions, MEPs point to the risk of algorithmic bias in […]

Supporting good governance – a Zambian case study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Independent creators and engaged communities are the future of journalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ignacio Bugueño Vilches, Impact Director, Latam4 and Global Shaper, Santiago Hub, World Economic Forum The media industry was hit hard by the economic decline triggered by COVID-19, but the pandemic also accelerated digitalization and pushed journalists to become […]

Future healthcare professionals: the roadmap to global progress and sustainability

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yashas BP, a 20 years old, a 2nd Year medical student at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences from Karnataka, India. 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 […]

COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Copenhagen topples Tokyo from top spot of EIU’s annual World’s Safest City Index. Survey includes environmental safety for the first time to test city sustainability pledges. Wealth and open government linked to increased […]

Sustainability metrics: why it’s time investors look in the mirror

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Investors look for sustainability and non-traditional metrics from companies they invest in, but what if they held themselves accountable in the same way? Focusing the sustainability lens inward will allow […]

Is Asia-Pacific ready to age gracefully?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund The global population is ageing, with Asia-Pacific likely to see the most rapid increase in older citizens between now and 2050. On 1 October 2021, International Day of Older […]

Managing third-party risks? Here’s how a holistic approach can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali H. Asseri, Head, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Saudi Aramco, Mansur Abilkasimov, Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Schneider Electric, Dennis Frio, Managing Director, PwC, Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Supply chain attacks affect multiple global victims and […]

Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum 85% of the world lives in areas covered by 4G, but only half are online. Cost, not coverage, is […]

4 things to know about the future of media and entertainment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jatinder Sidhu, Writer, Formative Content After COVID-19 slumps, the global entertainment industry is set to rebound, a new PwC report says. Online data consumption spiked 30% during pandemic. Many consumption patterns and consumer habits learned during the pandemic […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: greater say for regions and social partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the Executive Board agreed to allocate more seats in the Conference Plenary to regional and local elected representatives, as well as to social partners. The sixth meeting of the Conference’s Executive Board was the first one during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council. […]

What are the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? These 5 trends give us a glimpse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented digital acceleration, changing the face of the economy and society. Cognizant has asked internal and external thought leaders to share their vision of this fundamental digital […]

Why financial inclusion is key to integrating and empowering refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Global refugee numbers have risen from 42.5 million to 82.4 million people in the last decade. COVID-19 has exacerbated dire living conditions for refugees trapped in long-term camps and left them vulnerable […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €12.1 million in pre-financing to Luxembourg

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €12.1 million to Luxembourg in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s financial allocation. Luxembourg is one of the first countries receiving a pre-financing payment under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). It will help to kick-start the […]

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Ming at a Virtual Event Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU On July 1, 2021, the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a virtual event and presents to the EU the glorious history and achievements of the CPC over the […]

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey published today shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of […]

The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Partner, Arthur D. Little & Klaus Schmitz, Partner, Arthur D. Little The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled […]

Data protection: European Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the Republic of Korea. It will cover transfers of personal data to the Republic of Korea’s commercial operators as well as public authorities. If adopted, […]

The EU needs new sources of revenue, MEPs stress

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New streams of EU revenue to be proposed in July should bring fairer taxation and help repay the debt incurred to finance the EU recovery plan, MEPs said on Tuesday. In a debate in plenary, Commissioner Johannes Hahn confirmed that the Commission will table […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: New Priorities and Improved Strategies to Flatten the Curve

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María José Bisonó Belliard, a fourth-year medical student in Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

EU farm policy reform: Council must be more flexible – we cannot waste more time

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Council’s lack of flexibility threatens security for EU farmers, Agriculture Committee Chair Norbert Lins warned, calling on Council to return to proper negotiations. Chair of the Agriculture Committee and head EP negotiator on the post-2022 EU farm policy Norbert Lins (EPP, DE) issued the […]

Organizations can get reskilling right. This McKinsey survey shows how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Schaninger, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Angelika Reich, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Nicole de Locarnini, Engagement Leader, McKinsey & Company & Jutta Bodem-Schrötgens, Engagement Manager , McKinsey & Company & Aaron De Smet, Senior Partner, […]

5 things we can do in 2021 that will protect the ocean and change lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristian Teleki, Director of Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute The stars are aligned around five actions that together will deliver food security, sustainable jobs, climate resilience, justice and […]

Parliament demands democratic scrutiny over national recovery efforts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to receive all relevant information on national recovery efforts, ensuring democratic oversight of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 602 votes in favour, 35 against and 56 abstentions, MEPs restated that, in […]

HIV: embrace not disgrace

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aafaq Amjad, a medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Why Should We Care Universal Health Coverage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Deisha Laksmitha Ayomi, a medical doctor at emergency hospital for COVID-19 in Surabaya, 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 […]

Want to stop plastic pollution? Start by supporting your local zero-waste business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Kaufholz, Affiliated Programs and Knowledge Development Manager, World Economic Forum The zero-waste movement has persevered throughout the pandemic, despite weathering significant challenges. Governments, businesses and consumers are increasingly realizing that recycling is not enough to address plastic […]