Joint OECD and World Bank report urges governments to improve resilience to disasters and related fiscal risks

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Rapid economic development and climate change are increasing our vulnerability to natural disasters, and a new joint OECD-World Bank report calls for pro-active management of the financial costs of those disasters before they strike. Released during the annual OECD Forum in Paris, Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters estimates that natural […]

Lessons from dealing with the collapse of Lehman Brothers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the emblematic event of the global financial crisis, and one whose ramifications are still being felt across the world. As legal […]

Robots aren’t stealing all our jobs, says the World Bank’s chief economist

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 job market has not been heavily impacted by the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) – not yet, at least. Despite dire predictions of wide-reaching job losses, the World Bank’s chief […]

OECD, UN Environment and World Bank call for a radical shift in financing for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD, UN Environment and World Bank Group today called on leaders of G20 countries to do more to enable a radical shift of investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure as a way to limit the impact of climate change. Delivering a new report, Financing Climate Futures: […]

“An open China brings opportunities to Europe”, a Sting Exclusive by China’s Ambassador to EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming, on the occasion of China International Import Expo. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Sixty years ago, the first major World […]

What we can learn from Asia’s courts of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viva Dadwal, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa Centre on Governance & Mark BeerPresident, International Association for Court Administration Technology has already transformed the way in which commerce and trade flow around the world. Will our courts be able […]

How this one change can help people fight poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Nearly 800 million people globally live in extreme poverty, estimates the World Bank. Africa is home to more extremely poor people than all other regions combined. Most of the […]

5 amazing schools that will make you wish you were young again

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Ever wish you could revisit your youth? These schools will make you want to be a student again. As well as offering beautiful, architect-designed spaces, they house a mind-boggling array of facilities, from teaching gardens […]

Trump ostracized by his party and world elites but still remains in course; how can he do it?

Four weeks ahead of the American Presidential elections day of 8 November, and the campaign of the Republican Party and its candidate Donald Trump is in unseen before havoc. Most prominent Republicans in one way or another have undermined the prospects of their own contester to win. It’s pretty clear by now that the establishment […]

COP21 Breaking News: “There is an ecological debt that the world needs to pay back to Africa”, French President Francois Hollande promises 2 Billion euros by 2020 from Paris

The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, organized a summit – “The Climate Challenge and African Solutions” on Tuesday, 1 December from 9:30 to 11:30 in the side-lines of COP21. This summit brought together twelve African Heads of State, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and representatives of several governments and international institutions […]

Macro-Financial Assistance: Europe’s way to control Ukraine?

The European Commission (EC) paid out €500 million to Ukraine on Tuesday, a financial support to be the first loan tranche of the second Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme of the EU. While the crisis in Ukraine is still raging and the need for economic reforms is more crucial than ever, the EU is adding to International […]

European Employment Forum 2013 and not European Unemployment Forum 2014

The time had come for Europe’s most prestigious event on Employment and the European Sting was there as official media partner of the European Employment Forum 2013. Given that raging European unemployment is one of the most burning issues that our policy makers need to tackle urgently and sufficiently, all eyes were on the Crowne […]