The rise of vulnerable populations and care measures: what has been learned so far in times of the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Daltro Moreira Iori and Ms. Karine Franco, two medical students at the University Center of Maringá. 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 do […]

EU allocates €149 million in humanitarian aid to the Greater Horn of Africa region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As humanitarian needs increase in the Horn of Africa, the Commission has announced today new funding of €149 million in aid for the wider region in 2021. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “During the past year, the Greater Horn of Africa countries, […]

President Ursula von der Leyen welcomes the first official submission of a recovery and resilience plan by Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Across Europe, we can see vaccination campaigns accelerating. In parallel, it is now all the more important to launch NextGenerationEU. Economic recovery must go hand in hand with an improved health situation on the ground. I welcome Portugal‘s […]

European Commission registers Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a package of two measures regarding an important Cypriot heritage: Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim. First, the Commission registered Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim as a protected designation of origin (PDO), protecting the valuable name against imitation and misuse across the EU. Only Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim produced in Cyprus […]

These are the top 10 countries for women’s rights and opportunities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton Senior Writer, Formative Content Iceland is the world’s best country for gender equality, a World Economic Forum index shows. Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Namibia, Rwanda, Lithuania, Ireland and Switzerland follow behind in the top 10. […]

Dual food quality: Commission releases study on sensory differences in food products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products marketed under the same branding, a study conducted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The first part of the study, published in 2019, focused on differences […]

Macao: EU reports on political and economic developments in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the High Representative have adopted their latest annual report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region, covering 2020. The report highlights that, in 2020, the ‘One Country, […]

SRHR the indispensable ally in ending HIV

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gubeanthrey Janaky Raman is from Malaysia and currently a final year medical student at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. 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 the writer […]

Knowledge is power: why the future is not just about the tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Lin, Chief Product & Technology Officer , Lynk Global If we are to rely on machine intelligence, we need to understand the two types of knowledge. Understanding knowledge means we can distinguish where we want machines to […]

Here’s what could happen to the global economy this year

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 A PwC report predicts the global economy will grow 5% this year. The issued value of green bonds will surpass $500 billion. G7 public debt levels will exceed $57 trillion. The global […]

Anti-Corruption: First review of the EU’s implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is setting out its approach to undertake a review of the EU’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). As a party to the Convention, the EU must evaluate how its rules and practices comply with the anti-corruption principles, […]

Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report shows the GDPR has met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of […]

COVID-19 tracing apps: MEPs stress the need to preserve citizens’ privacy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Citizens need data protection and privacy safeguards with regard to new smartphone apps used to manage the spread of the pandemic, say MEPs. In a plenary debate on Thursday, MEPs noted that, together with other COVID-19 related measures such as social distancing, masks and […]

5 ways the digitisation of the global logistics industry can increase trade – and reduce poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks Expanding global trade is essential to reducing poverty. Responsible, accelerated and affordable digitisation can facilitate global trade and sustainably reduce poverty. Five Logistic Internets can increase efficiencies and reduce costs for […]

8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary. 1. […]

3 ways to make the 2020s the decade we close the gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum At the present rate of progress, it could take us nearly 100 years to get to gender parity. Since 2006, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring […]

How to turn a traditional business into a platform-based success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata Information Technology Limited The experiences of successful digital businesses […]

These countries have the most nuclear reactors

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. When nuclear power makes the news, it’s often for all the wrong reasons. The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, ageing infrastructure in current plants, the spiralling costs of building new ones, and the unsolved issue of nuclear waste. And […]