The Pandemic of Science in Society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Demuner, a medical student at Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil. 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 view on […]

5 reasons why the G20 needs a sustainable blue economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, Andrew Forrest, Chair, Minderoo Foundation, Australia; Member of Friends of Ocean Action Ocean-based climate solutions should be a critical part of […]

Vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19: how can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. CYUBAHIRO Karangwa Verite, MD’25, and UWASE Sandrine, MD’26, two medical students from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. 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 to the writers and […]

This is how EU governments spend their money – and why it matters

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 Eurostat has created a visualization tool to show and compare government spending in the European Union. Users can see what percentage of a country’s GDP is being spent on areas like health […]

Gender pay gap: MEPs back binding pay-transparency measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Women’s Rights and Employment committees want EU companies with at least 50 employees to be fully transparent regarding their salaries. On Thursday, the committees on Women’s Rights and Employment adopted by 65 votes in favour, 16 against and 10 abstentions, their position on […]

Oksana Zabuzhko: ‘Ukrainians are fighting to free Europe from the spectre of totalitarianism’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On International Women’s Day, Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko addressed the European Parliament on the plight of her fellow citizens under attack by Russia. Before Oksana Zabuzhko’s formal address in the Strasbourg hemicycle today at noon, EP President Metsola declared: ‘‘On this day, the word […]

These are the world’s top cities. Which one ranked highest for the 10th year running?

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 London has been named the world’s most “magnetic” city for the 10th year in a row. It held on to the top spot despite Brexit and COVID-19. But there are challengers, with […]

European Parliament approved reform of road haulage charging

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Under the new rules adopted on Thursday, road charges for trucks will move from time-based to distance-based charging, making polluter-pays principles work better. Parliament gave the final green light to an agreement with EU governments on the update of the rules defining the charges […]

Russia’s threats against Ukraine are a wake-up call for Europe, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate on EU-Russia relations, European security and Russia’s military threat against Ukraine, MEPs called for a united response and voiced support for Ukraine. On Wednesday morning, MEPs took stock of the latest developments related to Russia’s military threats against Ukraine in a […]

Why the energy sector’s latest cyberattack in Europe matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Klimburg, Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, Member of the Executive committee, World Economic Forum, Filipe Beato, Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic […]

New approach to enable global leadership of EU standards promoting values and a resilient, green and digital Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting a new Standardisation Strategy outlining our approach to standards within the Single Market as well as globally. The Strategy is accompanied by a proposal for an amendment to the Regulation on standardisation, a report on its implementation, and the […]

Aquaculture: why the world needs a new wave of food production

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Jones, Global Lead for Aquaculture, The Nature Conservancy, Bill Dewey, Director of Public Affairs, Taylor Shellfish Farms & Barton Seaver, Founder, SeafoodLiteracy.com Marine aquaculture can help the world diversify its stressed food systems. Aquaculture has multiple climate […]

These 3 charts show the global growth in online learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content People are increasingly accessing online courses to help them navigate today’s ever changing labour market. Online learning platform Coursera recorded 20 million new student registrations in 2021. The highest rate of new learner […]

Tonga: EU channels emergency assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance, the EU is channelling aid to Tonga in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and tsunami in the South Pacific. A first vessel departed today from French Polynesia to deliver assistance to the affected islands. […]

Here’s what’s needed to build a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change we’ll need to build a circular economy and rethink how we make and use things. Experts share what systems, business models and communities […]

Davos Agenda: What can we expect of 2022? Highlights and key takeaways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The Davos Agenda 2022 virtual event took place 17-21 January 2022. It featured heads of state and government, CEOs and other leaders coming together to propose solutions to pressing global issues. […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

One Health Approach: a step forward to the Global Health Dream

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Pantermaraki, a third-year medical student studying in Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. 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 writer […]

What are countries doing to encourage the transition to electric vehicles?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content Global electric car sales grew 140% in the first quarter of 2021. Publicly accessible chargers have grown sevenfold across Europe in the past five years. But there is still a serious lack […]