COP26: What is the First Movers Coalition?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Half the low-carbon technologies the world needs to reach net zero by 2050 are still in development. To accelerate their path to market, the World Economic Forum and John Kerry have launched […]

Flood risk is rising. Here’s where – and what can be done

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 & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Floods linked to climate change disproportionately devastate poor areas. Efforts are underway to use technology to address this […]

Belgian Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine doses to the EU – Questions and Answers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why did the European Commission start this Court proceeding and what did it intend to obtain? The company announced in January that it would not be in a position to deliver the number of doses laid down in the contract. The Commission and the […]

How do you make supply chains more visible without compromising security? A Dutch start-up may have the answer

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 Dutch start-up has developed a blockchain and cryptography system for supply chain management. Circularise enables businesses to have transparency in their chain, while maintaining privacy. Blockchains record information in linked groupings […]

Chatbots are on the rise. This approach accounts for their risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Regulations for AI are falling behind the exponential growth of the use of it. Developing an internal governance framework for “high-risk chatbots” would take a company considerable time and resources. A useful […]

Health Systems Strengthening amidst the COVID-19 third wave: are we executing what we’ve learned?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raghad Abdullah Ahmed Tahir, a 20 years old second year medical student in Sudan University of Science and Technology who lives in Khartoum, Sudan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

As G7 calls time on coal, have you checked your supply chain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business At the historic G7 ministerial meeting in May seven of the world’s largest economies agreed to end unabated coal in their domestic power systems in the 2030s. Tackling these goals will require […]

EU-U.S Joint statement on the humanitarian emergency in Tigray

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,000 innocent people to the brink of famine and loss of life. This must be addressed immediately. We do well to remember the […]

Contemplation: Lessons learnt from COVID-19 and their implementation by the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nidhi P Pawar, a second year medical student at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Karnataka, India. 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 […]

Human-centric tech will make AI faster and fairer. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wilson Pang, Chief Technology Officer, Appen We need human-centric technology that enhances productivity and drives greater ROI. With ML-assisted technology embedded into the data labelling pipeline, you can reduce the time, money and people required. There are many […]

These are the breakthroughs we need to achieve a net-zero world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 High Level Climate Champions Most net-zero commitments are due by the 2040s but the […]

The third wave of COVID-19: an overview on Brazil status quo

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giulia Victoria Ranziny Bastos and Ms. Júlia Marques Preto,  two medical students at the University Ninth of July (UNINOVE), located in the city of Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Reckless Prescriptions: Lunatic Ideas Put By Great People Are Genius

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. João Pedro Medeiros, 21 years old, Brazilian, lives in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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 […]

COVID-19 and the importance of scientific credibility in decreasing the number of cases

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Joao Lucas de Paiva Paulino, a first year medical student at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN, in the acronym in Portuguese) in Mossoró in Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Can this billion-dollar initiative save the world’s tropical forests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A new public-private initiative will provide $1 billion in financing to countries that protect their tropical forests. The US, UK and Norwegian governments have teamed up with global businesses such as Amazon, GSK […]

This is how we empower a generation of young people to protect the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniela V. Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Member of Friends of Ocean Action We need to empower a future generation of leaders to create a sustainable world with a healthy and thriving ocean. Sustainable Ocean Alliance […]

How to address piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and protect seafarers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Larsson, Communications Director, World Shipping Council & Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum Gulf of Guinea piracy has evolved from near-shore robbery to open sea piracy and the violent kidnapping of […]

Cyprus’s last chance to solve the Cyprus issue is threatened by its corrupt political elite

This article was written by one of our guest writers, Mr. Michalis Christou, one of the youngest candidates running in the upcoming May 30 parliamentary elections on the island of Cyprus and a philosophy graduate. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. How can the […]

Parliament demands democratic scrutiny over national recovery efforts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to receive all relevant information on national recovery efforts, ensuring democratic oversight of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 602 votes in favour, 35 against and 56 abstentions, MEPs restated that, in […]

Human rights: Chad, Haiti and Armenian prisoners of war in Azerbaijan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Prisoners of war in the aftermath of the most recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan Parliament deplores the violence that took place during the most recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh area between 27 September and 10 November last year. MEPs […]

Future-proof taxation – Commission proposes new, ambitious business tax agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe’s recovery from the […]

Coronavirus variants: Commission calls for limiting essential travel from India

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission calls on EU Member States to take coordinated action to further restrict travel from India on a temporary basis, with a view to limiting the spread of the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India. This follows a proposal of the World Health […]

Why novels deserve a spot on your post-pandemic bookshelf

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum While business and self-help books remain popular among executives, they have limitations. Novels can help busy professionals see the world through a new lens – […]

11 ways to align global economic governance with green new deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Hale, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford The clock is ticking to achieve global climate targets amid a devastating pandemic and financial crisis. To aid recovery and the transition to a […]

The why in including palliative care in Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rîjkin Mihnea, Mandache Mădălina Elena and Kurti Silva, three medical students from Romania. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Big tech cannot crack down on online hate alone. We need to fund the smaller players

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melina Sánchez Montañés, Managing Director, Innovation Fund at Alfred Landecker Foundation Online hate can be difficult to identify, given its new and sophisticated forms. Tech companies should move beyond detection and moderation of offensive and defamatory content toprotect […]

Empowering Africa: Parliament defines strategy for a new EU-Africa partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Europe and Africa must move away from a donor-recipient relationship, Parliament says, as MEPs vision for a deeper relationship between the two continents. On Thursday, MEPs adopted a wide-ranging strategy for a new EU-Africa partnership by 460 votes in favour, with 64 votes against […]

These are some of Coursera’s most popular coding courses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content The world of work is changing rapidly with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the uptake of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Many people are reskilling and technology jobs are seen as offering better job security. […]

Wirecard: MEPs call for new audit rules, protection for whistle-blowers and EU supervision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs on the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Legal Affairs committees exchanged views with experts on lessons learned from the Wirecard collapse and shortcomings in supervision. MEPs quizzed Dan McCrum, Financial Times investigative journalist, Katja Langenbucher, Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, Daniela Bergdolt, spokesperson […]

4 solutions for reducing emissions from industrial clusters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Industrial clusters can play a major role in helping countries achieve their net-zero ambitions. Accenture and the World Economic Forum have developed a 4-step framework to help clusters reduce […]

Record numbers of people in the UK have applied to study nursing

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 More than 60,000 people in the UK have applied to study nursing. The US needs an additional 176,000 new nurses per year. Nurses all over the world remain poorly paid in comparison […]

Urban Waste Water: Commission decides to refer Slovenia to the European Court of Justice over waste water treatment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided today to refer Slovenia to the European Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Directive 91/271/EEC). The Directive requires Member States to ensure that urban agglomerations (towns, cities, settlements) […]

The enemy of the SARS-CoV2 vaccine: vaccine hesitancy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Eduardo Diaz, a second-year medical student, conducting his studies in Universidad de Panama (UP). 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 writer and do not necessarily […]