Why infrastructure is the only way to fight a COVID-19 recession in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a recession in the US. Infrastructure projects create economic growth; The US infrastructure industry is 30 years behind its global counterparts but a new centralized and […]

2 ways to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mazen S. Darwazeh, Executive Vice-Chairman; President, Middle East and North Africa, Hikma Pharmaceuticals & Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum The spread of COVID-19 comes with a tragic outlook for vulnerable […]

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 over coronavirus concerns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ending weeks of speculation over whether they would go ahead in July. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after Japanese Prime […]

COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU. National governments have introduced different measures, including travel restrictions and border controls. […]

Eastern Partnership: Commission proposes new policy objectives for beyond 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration […]

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Raytheon by UTC, 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, the proposed acquisition of Raytheon by United Technologies Corporation (UTC). The approval is conditional on the divestiture of a remedy package. The transaction combines UTC’s aerospace businesses and Raytheon’s defence business. Both companies are […]

Spain locks down, Denmark shuts borders – today’s COVID-19 updates and expert analysis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. US travel ban extended to the UK and Ireland The United States […]

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone, 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, the proposed acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Telecom Italia and Vodafone. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, […]

Coronavirus: truth and myth on personal risk perception

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Pacheco Rocha, a student of the sixth period of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas- PUC Campinas. 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 […]

Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council: Commission presents Action Plan for immediate measures to support Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As a contribution to the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council called for today, the Commission is presenting an Action Plan of measures to be taken by the Union and the Member States together to provide critical support to Greece in managing the extraordinary […]

Facts, not fear, will stop COVID-19 – so how should we talk about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum “Words matter”: World Health Organization issues guidelines to media. Stick to the facts, don’t spread rumours, and avoid stigmatizing patients. Poor information could help disease spread; good info could help halt it. […]

Cash for babies: How Europe is tackling its falling birthrate

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 Europe is the continent with the oldest population. This is creating problems for healthcare and pensions. But some countries are taking action to encourage more people to have children. In the far […]

Peatlands are under threat. Here’s why we must act now to save them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Saputelli, Sustainability Specialist, Swiss Public Affairs and Sustainability, World Economic Forum & Peter Staubli, Co-founder and director, Beck & Staubli Peatlands play a huge role as carbon sinks and biodiversity hotspots. Centuries of depletion, either by drainage […]

EU mobilises €10 million more to respond to severe Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has announced today €10 million more to respond to one of the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades in East Africa. The outbreak could have devastating consequences on food security in an already vulnerable region where 27.5 million people suffer from […]

Burkina Faso : The EU reaffirms its support during this humanitarian and security crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the light of the very rapid deterioration in the humanitarian and security crisis in Burkina Faso, Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, and Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, visited the country. During their visit to the central-north region where they met people […]

Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the Council’s decision today, as expected, to authorise the opening of the future partnership negotiations with the UK. The negotiating directives adopted today are based on the draft recommendation put forward by the Commission on 3 February 2020. They fully […]

Q and A: This is how stakeholder capitalism can help heal the planet

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 Stakeholder capitalism is one of the key themes of Davos 2020. Business policies must take into account the health of our natural world and adopt a sustainable approach to using Earth’s resources, […]

We must move from egocentric to ecocentric leadership to safeguard our planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shruthi Vijayakumar, Global Shaper, Auckland Hub & Robyn Seetal, Global Shaper, Calgary Hub, Egocentric leadership is at the root of our environmental crisis. We must change the way we understand and relate to the natural world. To do […]

Civil society can make sure no one is left stranded by the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Worman, Vice-President, Alliances and Programme Development, TechSoup & Hector Mujica, Regional manager, Google.org & Melissa Huerta, Senior program officer, Mozilla Foundation Closing the skills gap in areas such as Latin America will require cross-sector effort. Community-based organizations […]

Will we join hands for a tomorrow without antimicrobial resistance?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Georgio Toumieh, a second year medical student at the American University of Beirut with a biology major and the national public health officer of the Lebanese Medical Students’ International Committee (LeMSIC). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Available mental health services: is it only about professionals or institutions?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Adelaida Orozco Vásquez, a 21 years old third-year medicine student from CES university in Medellín, Colombia. 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 […]

An alternative to the future of antimicrobial therapy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr .Henrique de Castro Veiga, a 19 year old first-year medical student at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos (UNICEPLAC), Brasília. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

These German businesses are hiring refugees to plug the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Court, Marketing communications lead, World Economic Forum What do a German car manufacturer, railway operator and global courier service have in common? They all employ refugees. Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, Germany’s state-owned railway operator Deutsche […]

How to turn a traditional business into a platform-based success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata Information Technology Limited The experiences of successful digital businesses […]

One Health approach to combating Antimicrobial Resistance – how can professionals from different backgrounds unite in this common fight?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aistė Jurkonytė, a 19 years old medical student at Vilnius University (Lithuania). 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Here’s what happened when a charity gave $1,000 each to poor households in Kenya

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 Charity GiveDirectly gave $1,000 to poor households across Siaya County, Kenya. The money had a ripple effect on the region’s economy, as every $1 of cash delivered generated $2.60 in additional spending. […]

Malta: MEPs conclude fact-finding visit to assess Caruana Galizia murder inquiry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following recent developments in the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, MEPs visited Malta between 3-4 December to take stock of the situation on the ground. The delegation of MEPs, led by Sophie in ‘t Veld (Renew Europe, NL), met […]

These are the most innovative cities in the world

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 The Innovation Cities Index looks at 500 to find the best ones for start-ups New York is the best in the world for innovation to thrive Tokyo placed second and London third 5 […]

These four countries are the happiest in the European Union

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 Eurostat survey shows Europeans are happier than five years ago Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria are the happiest EU nations Spain has the highest share of people who claim to be happy all […]

Two-thirds of employees would trust a robot boss more than a real one

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Have you ever commiserated with your colleagues that your boss acts like an automaton? This soon might be more than just a figure of speech – and some employees don’t necessarily think that […]

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal is bad for US business. Here’s why.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Lemille, Co-founder and general secretary, African Circular Economy Network Earlier this month, the Trump administration decided to once again ignore increasingly urgent calls from businesses and investors to act on climate change, and instead initiated the formal process […]

This fascinating map shows how food moves around the US

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 In a country as big as the United States, you might expect food to travel hundreds of miles before it reaches the dinner table. But the first-ever map of America’s food supply chain […]

This is how New York plans to end its car culture

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 Walking or cycling in Manhattan should soon be a lot safer following a vote by New York City councillors to build about 400 km of protected bike lanes and redesign 2,000 road junctions […]