COVID-19: Resilient and programmed to survive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Iyad AL-Darawsheh, a medical student from Jordan. He 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Counting the cost of natural disasters, plus the other climate-crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate crisis stories to read this week Natural disasters, many driven by the climate crisis, caused global economic losses of $313 billion in 2022, according to insurance broker […]

Here’s how we can turn more industries into circular economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Resource Circularity, Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum Industries and governments have set ambitious environmental targets for the next 10–20 years. They aim to achieve supply-chain resilience, reach net zero and […]

New European Bauhaus a major catalyst of the European Green Deal, funding to be scaled up further

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is presenting the first New European Bauhaus (NEB) Progress Reporttaking stock of the achievements in the initiative’s first two years as well as the first assessment tool for NEB project: the NEB Compass. The New European Bauhaus has created a broad community […]

Commission disburses first €3 billion to Ukraine of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €3 billion of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ (MFA+) package for Ukraine. This follows the swift adoption and entry into force of the MFA+ Regulation mid-December 2022, less than two months following the […]

Recession in 2023? Here’s how trade unions are gearing up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Sangokoya, Head of Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Giannis Moschos, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum A recession could be on the cards for 2023. Across much of the world, inflation is the highest it has […]

Davos 2023 Day 2: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the second day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring […]

Why do we measure consumer confidence and what does it tell 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 How do you feel about your personal financial situation? Do you think the economy will improve or get worse? It’s not a trick question, but a way of measuring consumer confidence. The first […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

4 pillars for using AI responsibly in a skill-based organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeroen Van Hautte, Co-Founder and CTO, TechWolf, Andreas De Neve, Co-Founder and CEO, TechWolf Jobs are changing too quickly for traditional workforce models to keep up. This has given rise to a new term, the ‘skill-based organization.’ Studies indicate […]

European Single Market is turning 30

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Single Market – one of the major achievements of European integration, and one of its key drivers. Established on 1 January 1993, the European Single Market allows goods, services, people and capital to move […]

CBAM: What you need to know about the new EU decarbonization incentive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum, Tim Figures, Associate Director, EU & Global Trade and Investment, Boston Consulting Group After months of negotiations, EU Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to the world’s first Carbon […]

These are the best universities in emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content There has been “clear evidence of a “great global levelling up” in the world ranking of universities in recent years, according to Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at Times Higher Education (THE). “In 2018, […]

A landmark global biodiversity deal, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week California regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state’s carbon-dioxide emissions by 85% by 2045. It could involve electrifying much […]

Hybrid working: Why there’s a widening gap between leaders and employees

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 It’s a workday. You get up, wash, dress and travel to the office… or maybe not. While most senior leaders want their staff to work collaboratively in an office environment, most employees don’t […]

EU Energy Platform: Work advances on joint gas purchasing after legal proposal is agreed by Energy Ministers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission convened today a high-level industrial roundtable to support the work of the EU Energy Platform in further advancing on joint gas purchasing which is due to kick off in 2023. Today’s meeting follows the adoption yesterday by EU Energy Ministers of […]

EU-UK relations: Commission extends arrangements for veterinary medicines to 2025

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a notice which extends to 31 December 2025 the current arrangements for the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Northern Ireland. This will ensure the continuity of supplies of veterinary medicinal products, […]

Data protection: Commission starts process to adopt adequacy decision for safe data flows with the US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the process towards the adoption of an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which will foster safe trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems […]

Digital workers: better working conditions and protection of rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs voted on measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms, particularly on their employment status and automated systems monitoring their work. The Employment Committee adopted on Monday a draft negotiating mandate on new rules to improve the working conditions in platform […]

Standing with the Ukrainian people: EU delivers further energy support for the winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a time when temperatures across Ukraine have dropped to below zero, Russian attacks have left millions without reliable access to electricity, central heating and water. To help those most in need, at the conference ‘Standing with the Ukrainian people’ in Paris today, President […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: What improvements should be performed to combat discrimination and alleviate diabetes distress?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan,  Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojh, all Global Health advocates. 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 […]

Zero pollution: 2030 targets within reach but need stronger action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is publishing its first Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Report and its third Clean Air Outlook report – together setting pathways to cleaner air, water and soil. The reports show that EU policies have contributed to reducing air pollution as well as […]

Capital Markets Union: new proposals on clearing, corporate insolvency and company listing to make EU capital markets more attractive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward measures to further develop the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU):   Clearing The EU needs safe, robust and attractive clearing for a well-functioning CMU. If clearing does not function efficiently, financial institutions, companies and investors face more […]

Can the world’s first female crash test dummy make driving safer for women?

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 Crash-test dummies have been driving into walls for more than 50 years to improve road safety. Using models to resemble people and mimic how the human body reacts to different vehicle impacts has helped […]

EU and Canada to co-host the next International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The outflow of refugees and migrants from Venezuela is currently one of the largest displacement crises in the world, with more than 7.1 million people having fled or left their country. The current global context, and lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have compounded […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council addresses common challenges and responds to global crises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and the US held the third Ministerial Meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in College Park, Maryland. The TTC is a key forum to deepen transatlantic cooperation to facilitate trade and develop global standards on technology and security. Geostrategic […]

5 workplace trends to watch in 2023, according to an expert

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A bit more time in bed, or to exercise, to go on the school run or maybe just enjoy a coffee without having to rush. What would you do with an extra free day each week? https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/v6yrf4zL-ncRE1zO6.html For 2,600 […]

G7 agrees oil price cap: reducing Russia’s revenues, while keeping global energy markets stable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The international Price Cap Coalition has finalised its work on implementing an oil price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil. EU Member States in the Council have also just approved in parallel its implementation within the EU. The cap has been set at a […]

3 ways payment technology can help make travel more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jenifer Mundy, Global Head, Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Visa With international tourism now back at 60% of pre-pandemic levels, the need for more sustainability in the sector has never been more important. Whether travelling for work or vacation, […]

Opinion: How restrictive data laws erode internet freedom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Okman, Co-Founder, Nord Security The future of internet governance is currently being shaped by governments across the world. Digital policies are undergoing fundamental changes, affecting both the levels of freedom we can enjoy in the digital era […]

Migration management: High-level Forum on legal pathways to protection and resettlement cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson hosted a High-Level Forum to promote closer cooperation with partner countries and organisations to expand safe and legal avenues for those people in need of protection. High-level representatives from the EU Member States, the US, Canada, and […]

The EU cultural sector is bouncing back from the pandemic. 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, Writer, Formative Content, Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content When was the last time you went to a theatre, listened to live music or attended another type of cultural event IRL (in real life)? COVID-19 lockdowns […]

Human rights breaches in Afghanistan, Belarus and Democratic Republic of Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the respect for human rights in Afghanistan, Belarus and Democratic Republic of Congo. Human rights situation in Afghanistan, especially the deterioration of women’s rights and attacks against educational institutions The staggering regression in women and […]