These airports are now opening their doors to non-fliers

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 Long queues, crowded departure lounges, tight security – airports aren’t always the most welcoming of places. But with an abundance of shops, restaurants and even cinemas, they boast exactly the kind of […]

4 crazy things that are happening in the Arctic right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content A number of unusual events are sweeping across the Arctic as global warming disrupts weather patterns, the landscape, and the way of life in the icy wilderness. Earth’s average surface temperature has risen […]

Workplace bullies could now go to jail in South Korea

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content South Korea is introducing new laws to stamp out workplace bullying – and persistent offenders could face hefty fines or even time in prison. The ban doesn’t just relate to direct physical or […]

Humanitarian Aid: €10.5 million for South and South East Asia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €171.74 million public service compensation granted by Italy to Poste Italiane for distributing, at reduced tariffs, newspapers and publications of book publishers and non-profit organisations in the period 2017-2019. Italy entrusted Poste Italiane with […]

These 5 industries can drive digital financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Salazar, Director, Mastercard & Carlos Monteverde, Product Manager, Mastercard What good is a hammer without a nail – or, for that matter, without a piece of wood? A hammer can be a powerful tool, but alone, it’s just […]

The smartest cyber investment is collective action. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity is one of the most strategically important issues facing the world today. Cyber actors […]

Pride in health care during Pride Month: Are we ready for a dignified health care for LGBTQI+ patients?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Wiktoria Izdebska, a 2nd year medical student of Medical University of Białystok, Poland. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view […]

As rural communities age, their public transport is shrinking. It’s time to fix this

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Project Head, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum In rural areas of Japan, the use of traditional public transport is falling dramatically due to a decreasing and aging population and a higher dependence on private […]

Scientists have a new suggestion to create more climate-friendly cows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Belching bovines are a primary culprit when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Farmed livestock are responsible for 14.5% of all emissions related to human activity, and cows make up by far the largest proportion […]

NASA has released new photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing

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 a century ago, while those on Earth were enjoying a lazy Sunday in the summer of ’69, some 384,000 km away, two men were climbing down the steps of their spaceship […]

GSMA Mobile 360 in Kuala Lumpur– Digital Societies, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Mobile 360 – Digital Societies examines the components of a successful digital society and analyses what can be done to progress economies towards this goal. Focusing on the digital platforms enabling new and innovative services, the event focuses on the key metrics defining a digital society: digital citizenship, digital commerce, digital identity, digital lifestyle […]

LGBTQI+ and medicine, in the Land of the Pure

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ikram Khaliq, a final year medical student at Army Medical College (AMC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. IFMSA delegate at the United Nations 62nd Commission on Statusof Women. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

3 strategies for Africa to thrive in this new era of globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sampson Kofi Adotey, Communications and Policy, Next Einstein Forum Africa’s contribution to global scientific knowledge stands at 1.1%. Currently, the ratio between scientist and inhabitants stands at 79 scientists per million inhabitants, the lowest in the world. At the same […]

Illicit trade endangers the environment, the law and the SDGs. We need a global response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & Jeffrey HardyDirector-General, Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade A dark side to globalization has been the alarming emergence of illicit trade, […]

What can the private sector do to alleviate the refugee crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michel Botzung, Manager, IFC, Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations Africa Imagine arriving in a city, only to find that most (if not all) of the adults can’t work, start a business, or buy goods and services? This is true for […]

This is how trees could help solve the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Crowther, Assistant Professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology, Institute for Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich There are 300 additional gigatonnes of carbon in the atmosphere as a result of human activity since the start of the industrial revolution. As the […]

Venezuela: European Parliament calls for additional sanctions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For the third time this year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Venezuela, expressing its deep concern at the severe state of emergency In accordance with the latest report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, MEPs hold Nicolás Maduro directly […]

Mergers: Commission clears Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition by Vodafone of Liberty Global’s cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Vodafone. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge […]

Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. Although the South European countries are at a higher risk, no European country is immune. When a forest fire gets too big for a country to extinguish it on […]

European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human […]

EU–Canada Summit: strengthening the rules-based international order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the 17th Summit between the European Union and Canada held today in Montreal, the EU and Canada reaffirmed their determination to jointly address global challenges in a manner that strengthens the rules based international order, benefits citizens, and protects the planet by delivering […]

Antitrust: Commission fines US chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for engaging in predatory pricing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of […]

How fixing broken food systems can help us meet all the SDGs

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 Global leaders have set themselves a series of ambitious goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ending hunger by 2030 (SDG 2) or reducing premature mortality from […]

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 […]

Strengthening the rule of law through increased awareness, an annual monitoring cycle and more effective enforcement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Building on the lessons learnt since 2014 and detailed consultations since April this year, the Commission has today decided on a series of measures to further strengthen the rule of law in Europe. Over the past five years, the European Commission has had to […]

Rule of Law: European Commission takes new step to protect judges in Poland against political control

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to take the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland, by sending a reasoned opinion regarding the new disciplinary regime for Polish judges. On 3 April 2019, the Commission launched this infringement procedure on the grounds that the […]

Is blockchain overhyped? 5 challenges to getting projects off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Project Head, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Sumedha Deshmukh, Project Specialist, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of excitement around […]

Finnish Council Presidency priorities debated in plenary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs discussed the priorities of the incoming Finnish presidency with Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. In his speech, Prime Minister Antti Rinne outlined that climate leadership, common values and the rule of law, competitiveness and social inclusion, and comprehensive security […]

Parliament’s interparliamentary delegations established

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament will have 44 interparliamentary delegations this legislative term, maintaining relations with parliamentarians in other countries, regions and organisations. MEPs voted on the composition of interparliamentary delegations on Wednesday at midday. The proposal put forward by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (i.e. the EP President […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anti-competitive conduct of Amazon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon’s use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “European consumers are increasingly shopping […]

An open letter to Europe’s leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic & Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of Economics, University of Mainz 2019 is a critical year for Europe. The rise of populist, nationalistic […]

10 expert predictions for the next decade in Chinese AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nina Xiang, Co-founder, China Money Network. Over the past several years, we have witnessed the blossoming of China’s artificial intelligence industry. Thanks to generous government policy support, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs and venture investors, China commandeered a position that […]

Russia’s permafrost is melting and it could have a devastating global effect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content An environmental vicious circle is taking hold in Russia and other parts of the Arctic as permafrost – the frozen ground beneath a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere and almost 20% of Earth’s landmass […]