Can science help us understand populism, from ‘malignant manicheism’ to Marine Le Pen?

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 Recent election results in Europe have been interpreted as a reversal for populism. Researchers are trying to gain a fuller understanding of what populism is and how it spreads. […]

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, […]

Earth Day: What is it, when is it and why is it important?

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 Earth Day is one of the biggest environmental protest movements on the planet. It began in 1970 and takes place every year on 22 April. Around 1 billion people from more than 190 […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the war in Ukraine rages on, and Ukrainians fight bravely for their country, the European Union steps up once more its support for Ukraine and the sanctions against the aggressor – Putin’s Russia. For the first time ever, the European Union will finance […]

The EU refugee crisis: road to betterment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragya  Maharjan is a 4th year medical student studying in Bangladesh and is a member of BMSS. 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 and […]

The long and winding road for (un)forgotten human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 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 writer and […]

Has the world turned its back on malaria?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutz Hegemann, Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Global Health, Novartis International AG The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2021 World Malaria Report states 14 million new cases of malaria from 2019 to 2020. Approximately 93% of those deaths […]

Is the answer to land-based agriculture found in the ocean?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn Saducas, Freelance Writer, Caroline Slootweg, Co-Founder, CCO/CMO, Kelp Blue Population growth is outpacing traditional farming’s capacity and putting pressure on ocean and food ecosystems Bio-active compounds in seaweed are proven to promote plant growth and yields, yet […]

MEPs want to strengthen new EU rules for design, production and disposal of batteries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs say new measures for batteries are crucial for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy and for EU’s competitiveness and strategic autonomy. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Thursday, with 74 votes in favour, 8 […]

Special Economic Zones: How one city helped propel its country’s economic development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richie Santosdiaz, Executive Economic Development Advisor, The Corporate Group Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been established to liberalize economic regulation in a country and promote economic development. Schenzen’s SEZ in China is a success story and the country, […]

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. […]

‘State of the World’ Special Address by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum, via videoconference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” Danke Klaus, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is a question lingering out there since the start of the pandemic: Are our democracies strong and fast enough to face the incredible challenge of COVID-19? Can democracies deliver? I have no doubt. The pandemic […]

The earth is dimming. What ‘earthshine’ means for our climate system

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 Our planet absorbs light and radiation from the sun and reflects some radiation back into space. But Earth’s reflectivity is reducing over time, according to new research. Rising sea temperatures have reduced […]

What is green hydrogen and why do we need it? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum & Emanuele Taibi, Head of the Power Sector Transformation Strategies, International Renewable Energy Agency Green hydrogen could be a critical enabler of the global transition to sustainable energy […]

European Commission authorises fifth safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine Nuvaxovid, developed by Novavax, the fifth COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and […]

Duck, duck, goose. Can schools effectively manage bullying and abuse?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

COP26 outcomes aren’t satisfying, but they should leave us hopeful. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Platform for Public Goods, World Economic Forum The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November gathered global leaders from government, business and civil society to drive progress for climate action. The […]

3 ways social innovators are driving systemic change, from creating sustainable fashion to supporting refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Programme and Engagement Lead, Europe and Americas – Schwab Foundation, World Economic Forum Social innovators are helping address some of the most pressing issues of today. For example, they are providing solutions to fight climate change, […]

The Pegasus Project awarded the 2021 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Thursday 14 October 2021, the Daphne Caruana Prize for Journalism was awarded to the journalists from the Pegasus Project coordinated by the Forbidden Stories Consortium. The award ceremony held in the Press Centre of the European Parliament was opened by the President of […]

Commission kick-starts work to make 2022 the European Year of Youth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the announcement made by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address, the Commission has adopted today its formal proposal to make 2022 the European Year of Youth. Europe needs the vision, engagement and participation of all young people […]

COVID-19 Effects on The Youth’s Mental Health and Daily Routine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Baraa Alhendawi, a third-year medical student at Al-Quds University, Al-Azhar Branch, Gaza, Palestine. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

EU Code of Conduct against illegal hate speech online: results remain positive but progress slows down

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results show a mixed picture as IT companies reviewed 81% of the notifications within 24 hours and removed an average of 62.5% […]

Use of artificial intelligence by the police: MEPs oppose mass surveillance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To combat discrimination and ensure the right to privacy, MEPs demand strong safeguards when artificial intelligence tools are used in law enforcement. In a resolution adopted by 377 in favour, 248 against and 62 abstentions, MEPs point to the risk of algorithmic bias in […]

State aid: Commission clears Italian public support for Laziomar ferry service; closes investigation concerning support to Saremar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has concluded that the public service compensation granted since 2011 to Laziomar S.p.A. (‘Laziomar’) for the operation of ferry services in Italy is in line with EU State aid rules. The same applies to the compensation granted to Laziomar after it […]

The 2030 Agenda: The Contribution of Future Healthcare Professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sowmya Kruttiventi, a recent graduate of Coimbatore Medical College, India with an interest in Paediatrics. 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 and do not necessarily […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Section 1.  Pittsburgh Statement The EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) met for the first time in Pittsburgh on 29 September 2021. It was co-chaired by European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, US Secretary of State […]

The EU provides €36.4 million to tackle COVID-19 and support police reform in the Republic of Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union has disbursed a grant of €36.4 million for the Republic of Moldova to continue supporting country’s fight against COVID-19 and police reform. Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi confirmed the disbursement during the visit of Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița […]

European Commission honours winners of EU Product Safety Award

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 2021 EU Product Safety Award. 11 companies from eight different countries were celebrated for their innovations and investments to protect consumers. In its second edition, the award focuses on two aspects: protecting vulnerable consumer groups and the use of new technologies to enhance consumer […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]

What is integrated aquaculture and how can it help feed the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Group Manager, Business Innovation, Fisheries Development Oman Integrated aquaculture means linking two or more farming activities, where at least one is a fish-farming activity. It offers a sustainable, resilient solution to increase food security. Read […]

EU Cohesion policy: Commission adopts €21 billion Greek Partnership Agreement for 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the first Partnership Agreement for the 2021-2027 programming period for Greece, the first EU country to submit its strategic reference document for deploying more than €21 billion of investments for its economic, social and territorial cohesion. The Partnership Agreement lays […]

EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, (European Parliament, 7 July 2021) Equality and the […]

EU-Turkey relations are at a historic low point, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU-Turkey relations have deteriorated to such an extent that the EU needs to profoundly reassess them, MEPs say in a report adopted on Wednesday. In recent years, the Government of Turkey has distanced itself increasingly from EU values and standards. As a result, relations […]