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 […]

Collective action to enable sustainable growth will be critical to end tropical deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum The dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss cannot be solved without stopping tropical deforestation. Sustainable land use practices must replace commodity based industries to protect rainforests […]

Sexual and reproductive health and right (SRHR) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Irabor Ediri Andrea is a nursing student of medical university of Gdansk, Poland. 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 reflect […]

EU long-term budget: EP still fighting for a good agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. During the fourth trilateral talks with Council and Commission, Parliament’s negotiators underline that a lot remains to be done before an acceptable agreement can be reached. “During this fourth meeting, on Friday, substantial progress has been achieved on the legally binding commitment to introduce […]

Mental health in times of pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Santos Alencastro Figueiredo, a second-year medical student from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, 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 the writer and do not necessarily […]

Commission reaches agreement with collaborative economy platforms to publish key data on tourism accommodation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has reached a landmark agreement with Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor on data sharing. This will allow Eurostat, the EU statistical office, to publish data on short-stay accommodations offered via these platforms across the EU. The agreement will for the first […]

Here are 3 ways venture capital can fund a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zachary Bogue, Managing partner and co-founder, DCVC Venture capital investment in artificial intelligence (AI), massive cloud computing, robotics and the application of molecular and biological science could reshape major global industries. “Deep Tech” offers an investment opportunity at […]

How do we build trust between humans and AI?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana El Kaliouby, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Affectiva My mother lives 5,000 miles away in Cairo, Egypt. When she calls me, she can immediately tell if something is wrong, simply from the way I say “Hello” or […]

“The Sea is vast as it admits all rivers”, Ambassador Yang Yanyi of the Chinese Mission to EU gives her farewell address in Brussels

On Wednesday 20 September 2017 the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrated the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China with the organisation of an excellent Reception at its premises in Brussels. This was the moment that Ambassador Yang Yanyi chose to give her final public speech as the Head of […]