Schools in Florida now have to teach mental and emotional health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Every school student in the US state of Florida is to be taught about mental and emotional health to help them recognize and seek help for problems that are affecting a growing […]

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content About 2.41 billion people – or nearly a third of the global population – interact with Facebook at least once a month, according to the latest data from the social media giant. The growth in Facebook’s […]

Spring 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: Europeans upbeat about the state of the European Union – best results in 5 years

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey released today shows a strong increase in citizens’ positive perception of the European Union across the board – from the economy to the state of democracy. These are the best results since the June 2014 Eurobarometer survey conducted before the […]

Reusable packaging: 6 benefits beyond sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zara Ingilizian, Head of Future of Consumption, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Sara Wingstrand, Innovation Lead, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation & Annette Lendal, Senior Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Converting […]

Two out of every five American couples now meet online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content GSOH. VGL. WLTM. The chances are, if you understand these acronyms, you are of a certain age. Personal ads in newspapers used to be scattered with these widely understood shortenings (good sense of humour, […]

Antitrust: Commission consults stakeholders on guidance for national courts when handling disclosure information

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting comments on a draft communication to assist national courts in dealing with requests to disclose confidential information in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law. Stakeholders can send their contributions until 18 October 2019. The Antitrust Damages Directive helps […]

There is huge talent in the world’s refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya & Mariah Levin, Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Forced migration is the political hot potato of our time. With new global records of […]

General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Just over one year after the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has published today a report looking at the impact of the EU data protection rules, and how implementation can be improved further. The report concludes that […]

After music and TV, where will the streaming revolution take us next?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farid Ben Amor The Fourth Industrial Revolution has delivered a series of disruptions that will remake the way we consume media forever – and when it comes to distributing media, the most important digital transformation has been streaming technology, or […]

How can the EU hit net-zero emissions?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stokes, Co-founder, Managed Security Forum, Prevalent AI The recent failure of EU leaders to commit to a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 exposes remaining political divisions. The bloc’s major economies are pledging to […]

How Islamic finance can build resilience to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London In arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), extreme weather manifestations such as droughts caused by prolonged dry spells, among other climate stressors, put ASALs at risk and intensify […]

Weather reports could soon be telling us about the role of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content “It will be largely cloudy in the north-west today, with a medium risk of extreme flooding because of climate change…” Is this the weather forecast of the future? Forecasters may soon be adding information about […]

‘Business as usual’ will not achieve global education goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics & Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring report, UNESCO The generation that should finish secondary school by 2030 is now entering classrooms. But based on current trends, one in six children will […]

Our tourism system is broken – time to customize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Govers, Author Are we unwillingly killing the geese that lay the golden eggs? The communities that tourists want to visit are increasingly under pressure from tourism. Essentially, no one person is liable. Human beings want to travel; […]

Luxembourg has achieved high levels of growth and well-being but must do more to preserve and share prosperity

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Luxembourg’s economy has grown at a robust pace and has enviable levels of well-being, but public policy can do more to make growth sustainable and inclusive, according to a new report from the OECD. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Luxembourg discusses the challenges of making housing more […]

Get out, stay out: how financial resilience helps end poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Hundreds of millions of people around the world live in extreme poverty. Global development work mostly focuses on helping those poor people become prosperous. Policy-makers generally support financial inclusion because it […]

How the North Korea-U.S. detente is a leveling of the playing field

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance After a bleak and unfinished ending to the Hanoi summit earlier this year, Donald Trump made a historic walk on June 30 as the first sitting US president to […]

Europe is designing satellites that ‘surf’ their way past space debris

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Camilla Colombo, Space researcher, Politecnico di Milano Space debris Humans routinely send spacecraft into orbit to ensure services on the ground and to explore other planets. This extraordinary ability comes with a great responsibility: our space activity risks contaminating […]

Direction Wakanda: finance methods to make Africa a superhero continent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Collins Kimaro, Co-founder, Obuntu Hub. In January 2018, the Black Panther film lit a spark of what a transformed Africa could resemble. Wakanda: a fictional African country that is the most technologically developed in the world. Wakanda was […]

The EU wants to create 10 million smart lampposts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Lampposts are rarely in the limelight. Gene Kelly climbed on one in the iconic Hollywood movie Singin’ in the Rain, but for most of the time the humble lamppost is just that. […]

Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU.  In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Phil […]

Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 19 June 2019 the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting provided an opportunity for both sides to take stock of their long-standing cooperation in this […]

Sweden must urgently implement reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD Working Group on Bribery has since 2012 repeatedly urged Sweden to reform its laws to ensure the investigation and prosecution of companies that bribe foreign public officials to obtain advantages in international business. Sweden’s legal provisions to hold companies liable for foreign bribery do […]