Normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Burhansyah Azhar, a medical student from Indonesia at his 6th medical year in Kasr el Ainy Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt. 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 […]

Why we need global cooperation on decarbonizing cities and real estate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Global Chief Executive Officer; President, JLL Given more than 60% of carbon emissions within cities typically come from buildings, a concerted effort to decarbonize real estate is needed sooner rather than later. With little harmonization or […]

How startups drive economic recovery while growing responsibly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Startups are crucial in bringing about societal change as well as driving economic recovery and responsible growth. Ahead of Davos 2022, we asked the CEOs of Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers […]

Fit for 55: MEPs back CO2 emission standards for cars and vans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Environment Committee MEPs are in favour of a pathway towards zero-emission road mobility in 2035 for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Wednesday, with 46 votes in favour, 40 against […]

New EU strategy to protect and empower children in the online world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. In the past ten years, digital technologies and the way children […]

Fighting child sexual abuse: Commission proposes new rules to protect children

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing new EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online. With 85 million pictures and videos depicting child sexual abuse reported worldwide in 2021 alone, and many more going unreported, child sexual abuse is pervasive. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Hesitance of COVID-19 vaccination: how to tackle with effective communications strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a third year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 reflect […]

How data, digital platforms and collaboration can create systemic resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Veronica Scotti, Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re Management Ltd Climate change, the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 show us how systemic risks need a coordinated global response. Data richness and digital platforms are vital tools in building […]

Factors associated with vaccine hesitations against COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Júlia de Moura Cassita, first year student of the medical course at Unicesumar, in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil and Mr. Manoel Flávio Silva Kanisky, studying medicine (seventh period) at Unicesumar, Maringá city. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents

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 Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents, if the world reaches net-zero emissions by 2050, the IEA estimates. In advanced economies with bigger carbon footprints, people born in […]

Eurobarometer on the European Year of Youth: Young Europeans are increasingly engaged

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the Commission published its Flash Eurobarometer on Youth and Democracy, conducted between 22 February and 4 March 2022. With the European Year of Youth in full swing, and at the end of the Conference on the future of Europe – where youth played […]

Mergers: Commission seeks feedback on proposed simplification measures regarding merger procedures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the draft revised Merger Implementing Regulation (‘Implementing Regulation’) and the Notice on Simplified Procedure. In August 2016, the Commission launched a thorough review process of the merger procedural […]

Common charger: Parliament commits to reducing electronic waste

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is ready to start negotiations on a common charger to reduce e-waste and make the use of different mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras more convenient. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted its position on the amended Radio Equipment Directive on […]

The Commission’s renewed Strategy for the EU’s outermost regions puts people first and unlocks their potential

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today a renewed Strategy for the most remote parts of the EU, the so-called outermost regions, aiming to unlock their potential through appropriate investment and reforms. The EU outermost regions – Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and Saint-Martin (France), the […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 15.3% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

Commission announces 100 cities participating in EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today announced the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the so-called Cities Mission. The 100 cities come from all 27 Member States, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated […]

What is the EU doing to end its reliance on Russian energy?

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 Russia is the EU’s leading supplier of oil, gas and coal imports. But the EU has a plan to end its dependence on Russian energy by 2030. Accelerating the switch to renewable […]

Legal migration: Attracting skills and talent to the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today proposing an ambitious and sustainable legal migration policy. As part of the comprehensive approach to migration set out in the Pact on Migration and Asylum, the Commission is proposing legal, operational and policy initiatives that will benefit the EU’s economy, […]

EU-India: Joint press release on launching the Trade and Technology Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, agreed to launch the EU-India Trade and Technology Council at their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This strategic coordination mechanism will allow both partners to tackle challenges […]

Digital Services Act: Commission welcomes political agreement on rules ensuring a safe and accountable online environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the swift political agreement reached today between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA), proposed by the Commission in December 2020. The DSA sets out an unprecedented new standard for the accountability […]

How harnessing the power of SMEs and mid-sized companies can shape the future of sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing From investors to consumers, and employees to regulators, there is increasing pressure for businesses to integrate ESG considerations […]

How electrifying buildings can tackle emissions and improve public health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Kinch, Co-founder & General Manager, BlocPower The need for alternative energy infrastructures are becoming abundantly clear with 30% of emissions in the United States coming from the building sector. In built up areas, greenhouse gas emissions can […]

2 charts that show the sharp rise in food prices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Global food prices reached their highest ever level in March 2022. Food commodity prices increased by a third compared to the previous year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to wider post-pandemic price […]

The key skills needed to build diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging in the workplace

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 Skills and diversity needed to drive innovation, performance and value but many organizations are falling short on both. Study shows there is no single set of skills that make a company succeed […]

The Pandemic of Gender Based Violence & Femicides in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Yusra Abid Shah, a 6th year medical student from the National University of Science and Technology Oman. 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 […]

EP inquiry committee for Pegasus and other spyware launched

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament’s new inquiry committee investigating the use of Pegasus and other spyware had its first meeting, electing a Chair and three Vice-Chairs. The new committee is tasked with investigating the use of Pegasus software and other equivalent spyware, and held its constitutive […]

Ukraine: debate on the humanitarian situation in the country

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Development Committee MEPs will debate with Mykyta Poturayev, the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has sparked a humanitarian crisis in the country. In this context, the Committee on Development has invited […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

What is information warfare and how pervasive is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Using information distortion and suppression as weapons of war is nothing new. But a wider range of options for waging information warfare means it’s now more difficult to avoid. […]

The Health sector and its impact on eliminating Gender Based Violence

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Saba Habtu, a 5th year medical student at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 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 […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

Fisheries: Commission proposes second package of crisis measures to support fishery and aquaculture sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposed a legislative amendment to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014–20 (EMFF), which would allow for additional crisis measures to support the EU fishery and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This complements the first package […]

5 things companies and staff need to learn about hybrid work

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 Hybrid working will be part of future work patterns, but some companies and employees are struggling to adapt, a new Microsoft report says. Half of business leaders say their company plans to […]