How sustainable metrics can speed and scale climate progress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Thomas, Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG Many people are focused on how much work is needed to expedite progress on climate action. To simplify the approach, two things are needed most of all: speed and scale. Speed because […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: What improvements should be performed to combat discrimination and alleviate diabetes distress?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan,  Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojh, all Global Health advocates. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Capital Markets Union: new proposals on clearing, corporate insolvency and company listing to make EU capital markets more attractive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward measures to further develop the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU):   Clearing The EU needs safe, robust and attractive clearing for a well-functioning CMU. If clearing does not function efficiently, financial institutions, companies and investors face more […]

California’s road map to net-zero can be a blueprint for other regions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute Climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions. The US state of California is making great […]

The missing doctors: why do most women drop out of practicing medicine?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Yusra Abid Shah, a Pakistani 5th year medical student in Oman. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

COVID-19 is still causing parental burnout – do you know the symptoms?

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 Research by a UK children’s charity has found more than 80% of parents are struggling with at least one symptom of burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of mothers […]

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Commission proposes bespoke arrangements to benefit Northern Ireland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed bespoke arrangements to respond to the difficulties that people in Northern Ireland have been experiencing because of Brexit, by further facilitating the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. This follows extensive discussions over the past […]

Smart cities are great but we also need smart villages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia The COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of connectivity, but also highlighted a growing digital divide – 3.6 billion people lack even the most basic internet access. Governments are increasingly recognizing […]

Feminisation of medicine in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rafaela Teixeira Honório, 4th year medical students at Barretos School of Health Sciences Dr. Paulo Prata (FACISB), Brazil. Rafaela 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 […]

London is the best city in the world for international student – where else makes the rankings?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The results from QS Quacquarelli Symonds ninth ranking of the world’s best student cities are in. London tops the list for the third time in a row, thanks to its world-class universities […]

Commission adopts new guidance on how to climate-proof future infrastructure projects

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has published new technical guidance on climate-proofing of infrastructure projects for the period 2021-2027. The guidance will help mainstream climate considerations in future investment and development of infrastructure projects from buildings, network infrastructure to a range of built systems and […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary meets for the first time

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 19 June, the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe was held in Strasbourg.  Today’s Plenary marks another important moment in the life of the Conference – an unprecedented, open and inclusive European democratic exercise. Following opening statements […]

Post-Cotonou negotiations on new EU/Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Partnership Agreement concluded

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today’s initialling of the new Partnership Agreement between the European Union and members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS, formerly known as the ACP Group of States) by the chief negotiators, International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Togo’s Foreign Minister […]