International Day of Democracy: Joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Vice-President Dubravka Šuica

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Whether you care about climate change, jobs, the economy, or racial and social justice, your voice will only be heard and your vote will only count if you live in a democracy. However, European citizens’ trust in democracy cannot and should not ever be […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

How big data can help the shipping industry get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ami Daniel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Windward & Lord John Browne, Chairman, BeyondNetZero, and Chairman, Windward Pressure is mounting on the shipping industry to reduce its considerable environmental impact. The first step in reducing carbon emissions in […]

We need to bridge the education gap for refugees, says new UNHCR report 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) From 2018 to 2020, almost a million children were born as refugees. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.6 billion learners have been affected by the closure […]

This weather index measures climate-related risks. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renzo Avesani, Chief Innovation Officer, Unipol Gruppo & Antonio Tirri, Service Innovation Engineer, Leithà The European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI) is a new data tool which uses AI to more accurately measure climate-related weather risks. By monitoring […]

Forest wildfires could actually help combat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Warming temperatures are drying forests and increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. But there are good and bad wildfires, explains Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests. Some wildfires help […]

An assertive trade policy: EU’s defence measures against unfair trade practices remained effective in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The system for protecting EU businesses from dumped and subsidised imports continued to function well in 2020 thanks to the EU’s robust and innovative ways of using trade defence instruments (TDI), despite the practical challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is part of […]

How China became EU’s biggest trading partner and why Brussels should maintain that by all means

In a disastrous pandemic year 2020 for the entire world and a global economy with recessions all over, there is good news about EU-China economic relations that the media severely underplayed. EU trade with China in 2020 was €586 billion whereas trade with US was €554. This means that in a remarkably turbulent year for […]

Could dehydrating meat and vegetables help solve the global food waste problem?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A food-tech company in Mumbai is converting farm food waste into preserved produce using dehydration technology. Dehydrating goods such as vegetables and meat keeps nutrients at peak level and boosts food security for […]

Health Systems Strengthening amidst the COVID-19 third wave: are we executing what we’ve learned?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raghad Abdullah Ahmed Tahir, a 20 years old second year medical student in Sudan University of Science and Technology who lives in Khartoum, Sudan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. • Criminal organizations are using ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities during the pandemic. • Ransomware attacks have both a financial and a human cost. • 65 business, non-profit and government organizations have banded together to form the Ransomware Task Force. With the world still reeling […]

What is the ‘Green List’ and how can it help protect the world’s natural wonders?

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 The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas aims to raise standards for nature conservation. 16 countries worldwide have currently made the list, with 50 more hoping to make the grade. […]