Can the EU assume the mantle of global leadership?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Angela Merkel’s assumption of the EU presidency could help deliver the strong global leadership the world needs today. Here are two steps that would put Europe […]

Why business schools can’t “return to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdullahi Alim, lead for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Africa Entire sectors need to reimagine a more equitable post-COVID world order. This includes business schools, which train the very talent required to steward a more […]

Sustainable fisheries: Commission takes stock of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy and launches consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018. This year’s edition, “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021”, reaffirms the […]

Road safety: Europe’s roads are getting safer but progress remains too slow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Compared to previous years, fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2019, according to preliminary figures published today by the European Commission. An estimated 22 800 people died in a road crash last year, almost 7 000 fewer fatalities than in 2010 – a […]

Responding to the anger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum The anger generated by the murder of George Floyd has brought forth once more demands for real civil rights and an end to the racism that scars societies, not […]

How Egypt’s economy can continue to thrive during a global pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Galal Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties COVID-19 has reshaped the social and economic progress that Egypt has experienced. Private investors in infrastructure can help expand transportation, upgrade power grids, and improve water sanitation […]

Mental health in midst of a pandemic: can we help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Elisa Torquato, a second year medical student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil. She 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 […]

Greek-Turkish border: MEPs reject Turkey’s pressure, demand common asylum rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU must help Greece manage its border with Turkey, while ensuring the right to asylum for those who need it, several MEPs said on Tuesday. In a debate with Commissioner Johansson and the Croatian Presidency of the Council, a majority of speakers criticised […]

Correcting the “jitters” in quantum devices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David L. Chandler, Writer, MIT News & MIT News A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. Labs around the world are racing to develop […]

Permafrost is thawing so fast it’s gouging holes in the Arctic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]

Improving Italy’s capital market will boost growth opportunities for Italian companies and savers

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Italy’s structural reforms of recent years have improved the financial health of the corporate sector and contributed to a gradual economic recovery. However, the Italian economy still lags other large European economies. Improving the way capital markets function would help drive investment in the real economy, […]

Secure 5G networks: Commission endorses EU toolbox and sets out next steps

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today endorsing the joint toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by EU Member States to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation of mobile networks. This follows the European Council’s call for a concerted approach to the security […]

A new global platform to unleash entrepreneurs on the world’s toughest problems

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 The World Economic Forum will soon launch UpLink, an open platform to scale up bright ideas the world needs, created with Salesforce, Deloitte and LinkedIn. The platform will help forge new approaches […]

Closing the trust gap: how responsible data use can accelerate a sustainable society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard Big data presents a huge opportunity to fuel the next century of innovation, but challenges remain surrounding data privacy. According to a recent survey by Mastercard, most people believe business needs to […]

6 ways to drive funding to transform the fashion industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good & Catharina Martínez-Pardo, Principal, Boston Consulting Group Transformation of the fashion industry requires disruptive innovation, at scale, in the form of new materials, processes and business models. Funding is limited because […]

The best and worst parenting advice I’ve heard, by a leading psychologist

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 & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It’s time to put punishment on the naughty step, advises psychologist Adam Grant. Explaining the principle behind a rule is […]

Negotiations on Investment Facilitation at the WTO gain support at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Ministers at Davos announced negotiations between 99 economies on a new international framework on investment facilitation for development at the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the strong support of business and other key stakeholders. The framework is aimed at […]

Cyber-Risk Assessments: the vaccine for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Joram Borenstein, General Manager, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments and businesses. According to […]

This is the biggest risk we face with AI, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The combination of AI and Quantum will help solve the world’s problems. The biggest risk will be failing to grasp its potential for good. We will need quantum encryption to keep data […]

EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets green light in trade committee

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Committee on International Trade backed the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on Tuesday. The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP Plenary […]

This ‘hidden killer’ is responsible for one in five deaths, and you might never have heard of it

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 Sepsis is responsible for one in every five deaths worldwide, a new study published in The Lancet shows. The condition occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an infection and starts […]

The gateway to carbon pricing? Air pollution policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre & Ondine Berland, Masters Student and Research Assistant, Paris School of Economics Buying carbon is too cheap and easy. ‘Gateway tax’, focussing on air pollution, could be initial step. Outdoor air […]

Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research, Atomico • Venture-backed, purpose-driven companies represented 12% of all capital invested in Europe in 2019. • Talent and consumers are both demanding start-ups display social commitment. • Only 1 in 5 […]

An alternative to the future of antimicrobial therapy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr .Henrique de Castro Veiga, a 19 year old first-year medical student at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos (UNICEPLAC), Brasília. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for its rules on the compensation for damages incurred by private parties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the State when adopting legislation contrary to Union law. Following complaints received about certain Spanish provisions regulating the compensation […]

Passwords should become a thing of the past. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Parker Crockford, Director of Policy & Strategic Accounts, Onfido When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Four years ago, Fernando Corbato, […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]

4 ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content At the start of every season, fashion magazines are full of glossy spreads encouraging consumers to splash out on brand new clothes. But at what cost? The United Nations calls the $2.75 trillion […]

Nordic companies prove doing good is good for the bottom line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wendy Woods, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact Practice at The Boston Consulting Group The Business Roundtable, which represents many of the largest US-based companies, surprised a lot of people when it publicly endorsed the idea […]

Practicing healthcare: Skills of a good healthcare professional and its effects

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Negrão dos Santos and Camila Zurlo Pianca, two third-year students of medicine from Brazil. They are 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 […]

Microplastics have been found in Rocky Mountain rainwater

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in rainwater samples taken from the Rocky Mountains. Their discovery, set out in a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study titled It is Raining Plastic, adds to […]

Why tourism policy needs to use more imagination

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 For too long, tourist destinations have focused on things like growth in arrivals, number of beds, receipts and revenue: a race to keep up with the competition. At the same time, the existing […]

4 ways to become a ‘business baobab’ on the African economic landscape

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Acha Leke, Director, McKinsey The ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July is a major milestone in the integration of Africa’s markets – and a big opportunity for business. Provided critical parts of the […]