7 key authors from Switzerland’s literary scene

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The Helvetic nation celebrates its 1291 inception today, and with that let’s take a look at some of its literary history. As the country has four official languages, Swiss […]

Wolves are back in Switzerland – but not everyone is happy about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content 17,000 pairs of big eyes. 17,000 pairs of big ears. 17,000 sets of big teeth. With thousands of wolves now roaming continental Europe, Little Red Riding Hood better watch out. Image: European Commission After […]

Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand lead the way at teaching skills for the future

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 Finland is the world leader at the provision of future skills education, according to the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI), which is now in its second year, closely followed by Switzerland. […]

A Trumpist squad shook Davos and the world

Towards the end of last week, in Davos, a money devaluation war broke out. In the ‘magic’ Alpine mountains American Trumpist dignitaries did what was expected of them: they told the world they don’t give a damn about it…Trump himself, however, appeared a bit less Trumpist than his folk. Overall though, a US administration squad […]

A neo-liberal toll free Paradise for the super rich and tax hell for wage earners

Despite the hullaballoo in main stream media about Queen Elizabeth’s investments in tax-havens and the implication of the US Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross in a Russia related offshore firm, the shocking revelation in the Paradise Papers is that London appears as the largest money washing machine of the world. The biggest single disclosure is that […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “CO2 is not the problem, it is the symptom”, the pilots who crossed the world using solar energy cry out from Davos

The World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos opened its doors earlier this morning with the first major session of the day and of the Forum being on Climate Change. Its title was “Around the World without Fuel or Fear” and it took place in the Congress Hall of the Davos Congress Centre. The stimulating session […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: The health of capitalism won’t be the only worry for those who head for Davos

The great world fair of the super rich business people, bureaucrats, academics, journalists and powerful politicians starts tomorrow at Davos, in a tiny Alpen valley surrounded by snowy mountain tops radiating the winter sun. It’s the traditional Swiss way of doing business, by guaranteeing everybody that everything will evolve as planned and nothing will disturb […]

The European Sting live from the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos

So it’s time. The most prominent economic and political congress in the world opens its golden doors today. More than 40 heads of state accompanied by an exclusive selection of 2500 business leaders and social entrepreneurs are arriving this evening in the small city of 10.000 inhabitants at the heart of the Swiss Alps. The 45th […]

European Confederation of Junior Enterprises hosts in Geneva the Junior Enterprise World Conference

JADE the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises hosted between the 7th and 10th of August the Junior Enterprise World Conference, with the help of their Junior Enterprises in Geneva, Switzerland. Watch JEWC Trailer: The event gathered around 300 students from 16 countries and 3 continents in an international environment dedicated to grow the entrepreneurial skills and identity […]

Switzerland to favour EU citizens in immigration quotas as the risk of a new referendum looms

Four months have passed since Swiss voters narrowly approved the introduction of quotas on immigration with a referendum last February and the central European country has now revealed its ‘great’ plan. Last Friday, with an official government statement, the Federal Council has finally set out the intentions for new immigration quotas, and surprises were not missing. Switzerland apparently […]

The Swiss will pay dearly for voting out fellow Europeans

Xenophobics, racists and far right political extremists all over Europe have celebrated a razor-thin win of 50.3% in a Swiss referendum last Sunday, favoring an initiative “against mass immigration”. The vote was introduced by the country’s far right-wing Swiss People’s Party and was meant to block the free entry of EU citizens in the country, […]

Brussels enraged with Swiss referendum result to keep out EU citizens

This morning the European Union clearly showed its complete disappointment, with last Sunday’s result of a referendum held in Switzerland, where with a narrow majority of 50.3%, the people of this country approved a “mass immigration” initiative, imposing quotas on European Union citizens entering the Alpine Confederation. The narrow approval of this new law is […]

Switzerland to introduce strict restrictions on executive pay

Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, speaking recently during the 11th Annual Conference of the European Financial Services, revealed his frustrating experience from this years’ Davos gathering. On that occasion Barnier had the opportunity to meet the leaders of the world financial industry. Talking with them, he said he understood they are […]