From Model T to EV: a short history of motor vehicle manufacturing

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 You can have any colour you like – as long as it’s black. That’s how Henry Ford is said to have explained the way his mass-manufacturing processes brought affordable, standardized motoring to the […]

3 reasons why Singapore is the smartest city in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva It’s official: Singapore is the world’s smartest city. That’s according to a new survey Published by Swiss business school IMD and the Singapore University of Technology […]

The mental health of our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sanem ERGEN, a second year medical student at Istanbul University. 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 on the topic, nor […]

Stop wars disguised as peace missions

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. European soldiers are still in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, but we only remember them when a bomb explodes, and they return home in […]

Mergers: Commission clears Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, 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 of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Telia. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “We have today […]

4 ways sporting events are becoming more sustainable

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 When it comes to fighting climate change, large sporting events have struggled to win any prizes. Fans travelling to just one European Cup match this year are estimated to have generated nearly 5,600 […]

Africa-Europe Alliance: two new financial guarantees under the EU External Investment Plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in the margins of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, the European Commission signed two guarantee agreements with two Member States’ development finance institution: the Dutch ‘Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V’ (FMO) and the Italian ‘Cassa Depositi e Prestiti’ (CDP). These […]

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting. At a time when executives should be filling the leadership gap, too many CEOs […]

The world’s economy is only 9% circular. We must be bolder about saving resources

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janez Potocnik, Co-chair, International Resource Panel & Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum The immense progress in human development over the past century has provided incredible opportunities for many, yet it has been largely fuelled […]

Trade: EU-Singapore agreement to enter into force on 21 November 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU Member States today endorsed the trade agreement between the EU and Singapore. This means the agreement will enter into force as soon as 21 November. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This is the European Union’s first bilateral trade agreement with […]

South Korea wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society. It wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022 as it positions itself as a leader in the green technology. The […]

An overview of mental health impacts on women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and suicide prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Araújo de Medeiros Mendes is a first year medical student at UNICEPLAC (Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos). 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 […]

5 unexpected ways bicycles have made the world a better place

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content As the need for sustainable travel grows, bicycles are on the up. In 2011, the global market was worth $45 billion. By 2022, that figure will jump to $65 billion. The global bicycle […]

5 things we get wrong about young people, according to a US study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Kids these days!” It’s a phrase that’s been bandied around since ancient times, usually accompanied by a sorrowful shake of the head. In the 4th century BCE, the great philosopher Plato is said […]

European Border and Coast Guard: Council adopts revised regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Council adopted today a new regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard, an important element of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration and border management. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is being strengthened in terms of staff and technical […]

EU supports Yemen with €79 million to sustain public services and generate job opportunities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a €79 million package to support Yemen, where violent conflict has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and devastated livelihoods since 2015. This support will help to sustain public services, such as health and education, and to develop livelihood […]

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up […]

Amazon fires: Health Effects, Near and Far

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rahba El-Amin, a fourth year medical student at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. 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 […]

Budget MEPs back €1.6 million to help 400 former workers of Carrefour Belgium

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. 400 retail workers from Wallonia dismissed by the supermarket chain Carrefour should receive EU aid worth €1,632,028 to help find new jobs, the EP’s budget committee has decided. The measure, co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) would help the 400 workers find […]

Why enterprise risk management is the future for banks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeffrey Brown, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Organizational Effectiveness practices, Washington DC & Michael Duane, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services practice & Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Public Policy practice Regulators and risk managers have […]

This new initiative aims to make cybercrime harder – and riskier – to commit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Head of Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security Many facts and figures are published on an almost daily basis in an effort to describe the constantly changing threats to our […]

Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation. This landmark agreement is expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and […]

Mental health and suicide: when the alarm bells are faced with deaf ears

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Imane Oujaa, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 […]

5 things you may not know about Dubai

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Most people think of Dubai as a tourist hub. And with nearly 16 million visitors in 2018, it’s the world’s fourth most popular destination. It also tops the list for visitor spending, with […]

5 times people predicted the future and got it really wrong

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 Predictions are very difficult. Especially if they’re about the future. Or so the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr supposedly said. And if these past predictions are anything to go by, he was right. […]

The 5 mistakes we’re making in the fight against global energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Todd Moss, Founder and Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub Energy consumption, in all its many forms, enables everything from how we live, eat and move, to how we work and communicate. Greater energy use is also needed to […]

Industrial policy: recommendations to support Europe’s leadership in six strategic business areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts, the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest, to boost Europe’s competitiveness and global leadership in six strategic and future-oriented industrial sectors: Connected, clean and autonomous vehicles; Hydrogen technologies and systems; Smart […]

These countries have the most nuclear reactors

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. When nuclear power makes the news, it’s often for all the wrong reasons. The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, ageing infrastructure in current plants, the spiralling costs of building new ones, and the unsolved issue of nuclear waste. And […]

Why skills are keeping CEOs awake at night

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 Ask chief executives from anywhere in the world what keeps them awake at night, and one response you’re likely to hear is: “skills”. Without the right competencies, innovation and customer service suffer, with […]

From start-up to scale: This is how governments can accelerate innovation and build inclusive economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, Innovation is at the heart of economic growth and job creation. It can transform productivity and efficiency and address many of the world’s longstanding and emerging challenges, such as climate change, health, education and social […]

The world just took a step closer to eradicating polio

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 The World Health Organization formally certified the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) on World Polio Day. It marks a major victory for global health efforts, including mass vaccination and leaves just […]

There are 3 barriers blocking good menstrual hygiene for all women. Here’s how we overcome them

  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 More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, often because they lack access to menstrual health products and receive little or no education about menstruation before […]

Why trade wars have no winners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anahita Thoms, Partner, International Trade Practice, Baker McKenzie, Germany Public support for free trade is shrinking and the long-standing political consensus that trade liberalization is beneficial is under attack. The US in particular has recently shifted towards protectionism by […]