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Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship visits Athens where he attends the EASO Consultative Forum plenary meeting 2016 and participates in a press event. Date: 28/11/2016   Reference: P-032978/00-03   Location: Athens. © European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis.

At the edge of humanity: refugee healthcare in Greece and the EU

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Eleana Strouthou. The writer is a second year medical student at European University Cyprus Nicosia.  Mrs Strouthou is affiliated to the … [Read More...]

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Salaheddine Mezouar, President of the COP22
Date: 08/11/2016   Location: Marrakesh
© European Union , 2016 / Photo: Mohammed Kamal

COP22 addresses a strong global pledge to effectively implement the Paris Agreement

Last Friday, more than 190 countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) and jointly pledged through an Action … [Read More...]

Miguel Arias Cañete, in the center, during the conference "Joint Solutions for a Sustainable Planet" as part of EU Energy Day.
Date: 14/11/2016   Location: Marrakesh
© European Union , 2016 / Photo: Ouarrak Abdessaliaa

The COP22 is under full deployment while Donald Trump threatens openly to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which is taking place at the Moroccan city of … [Read More...]

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Location: New York, United States 
Date: 23/09/2011
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Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

Trump’s blasting win causes uncertainty and turbulence to the global financial markets

So Donald Trump against all odds won the US elections and will become the 45th President of the United States of America. The latter had as a result … [Read More...]

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Trump beats Clinton but Americans will learn the hard way that the US can’t change with an election

With a large part of voters disgusted from this US Presidential race, which reached unseen before heights of bitterness, hatred, toxic recrimination … [Read More...]

From left to right: Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission; Mr Justin TRUDEAU, Canadian Prime Minister; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Robert FICO, Slovak Prime Minister.
Location: Brussels - BELGIUM 
Date: 30/10/2016 
Copyright: European Union 
Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

Will CETA be implemented after eight long years or it will be vetoed by the EU citizen?

It was last Sunday when the EU and Canada signed the free trade agreement CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), despite the protest … [Read More...]

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Apple’s tax avoidance scheme remains as creative as their new iPhone

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Rachel Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The … [Read More...]

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Competing with Apple and leading innovation: Google’s world replies to EU on android charges

It was not a surprise or an unexpected twiddle, when last week Google like a fine-tuned clockwork delivered its formal reply to the European … [Read More...]

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ITU Telecom World 2016: it’s all about working together

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Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship visits Athens where he attends the EASO Consultative Forum plenary meeting 2016 and participates in a press event. Date: 28/11/2016   Reference: P-032978/00-03   Location: Athens. © European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis.

At the edge of humanity: refugee healthcare in Greece and the EU

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Eleana Strouthou. The writer is a second year medical student at European University Cyprus … [Read More...]

Donald Tusk President of the European Council (on the left), meets Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, in Ankara. Presidential Palace. (European Council - Council of the European Union, Audiovisual Service. Snapshot from a video).

Turkey’s Erdogan provokes the US and the EU by serving jihadists and trading on refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, after having declared war against the political, judiciary and civic structures of his own country, employs … [Read More...]

Plenary session week 47 2016 in Strasbourg - EU-Turkey relations
Johannes HAHN, Member ofthe EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Date: 22/11/2016
Location: STRASBOURG
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source: EP.

How will the EU face the migration crisis when the Turkish threats come true?

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 24 November calling for the negotiations to be suspended between the EU and the Turkish government … [Read More...]

President TUSK - tour of EU capitals ahead of the Bratislava Summit. President Tusk meets British Prime Minister Theresa May. From left to right: Ms Theresa MAY, UK Prime Minister; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council. Shoot location: London - UNITED KINGDOM. Shoot date: 08/09/2016. Copyright: European Union

The EU tells the bare truth to the UK that there is no such thing as easy divorces

Post Brexit vote, the British leaders have rather been adamant in saying that there will be no mixed solutions and in-betweens ahead: “Brexit” will … [Read More...]

Trump promised everything the Americans wanted, to win the race for the White House. Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

What will the US look like under Trump? Was his election campaign a big scam?

Everybody agrees now that the President - elect Donald Trump won the 8 November election, by promising he will take good care of the Americans who are … [Read More...]

From left to right: Four star General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, Karel Erjavec, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and second from right Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defense Agency. Shoot location: Brussels – Belgium, Shoot date: 15/11/2016. Copyright: European Union.

Europe moulds global defense and security chart given US new inward vision

Europe takes very seriously Trump’s rhetoric about limiting US commitment to NATO and Old Continent’s defenses. In view of that, Federica Mogherini, … [Read More...]

COP22, Marrakesh, 07/11-12/11/2016
Salaheddine Mezouar, President of the COP22
Date: 08/11/2016   Location: Marrakesh
© European Union , 2016 / Photo: Mohammed Kamal

COP22 addresses a strong global pledge to effectively implement the Paris Agreement

Last Friday, more than 190 countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) and jointly pledged through an Action … [Read More...]

Participation of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Member of the EC, in the NATO-Industry Forum 2016. Date: 09/11/2016   Reference: P-032867/00-05   Location: Brussels - Palais d'Egmont, © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lukasz Kobus.

How populist and xenophobic movements in the EU tear apart European businesses and startups

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, a young entrepreneur affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises … [Read More...]

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, November 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

Trump questions US – Europe kinship, approaches Russia

In a peculiar way, the five EU leaders who gathered last week in Berlin for a farewell meeting with Barack Obama, closely followed the outgoing … [Read More...]

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Food Safety, travelled to New-York to take part in the 71st UN General Assembly, high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance. Muna al-Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Vytenis Andriukaitis and Muhammad Yunus, Founder and Executive Director of the Grameen Bank, in Bangladesh, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (from left to right). © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Johanna Leguerre.

Beyond self-regulation: dealing with Europe’s consumption problem

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Priit Tohver. The writer is the Regional Director for Europe in the IFMSA for the term … [Read More...]

Miguel Arias Cañete, in the center, during the conference "Joint Solutions for a Sustainable Planet" as part of EU Energy Day.
Date: 14/11/2016   Location: Marrakesh
© European Union , 2016 / Photo: Ouarrak Abdessaliaa

The COP22 is under full deployment while Donald Trump threatens openly to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which is taking place at the Moroccan city of … [Read More...]

From Google's corporate blog.

Competing with Apple and leading innovation: Google’s world replies to EU on android charges

It was not a surprise or an unexpected twiddle, when last week Google like a fine-tuned clockwork delivered its formal reply to the European … [Read More...]

Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Trump and Brexit: After the social whys the political whereto

The economic, social and political gaps between the power hubs of New York and Washington on the one hand and the American Mid-West and Southern … [Read More...]

Van Rompuy meets top US CEO’s at NY stock exchange.
Location: New York, United States 
Date: 23/09/2011
© European Union
Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

Trump’s blasting win causes uncertainty and turbulence to the global financial markets

So Donald Trump against all odds won the US elections and will become the 45th President of the United States of America. The latter had as a result … [Read More...]

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Donald Trump’s victory is a great opening for global EU leadership on the sustainability agenda

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Alexandros Liakopoulos. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and … [Read More...]

Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Trump beats Clinton but Americans will learn the hard way that the US can’t change with an election

With a large part of voters disgusted from this US Presidential race, which reached unseen before heights of bitterness, hatred, toxic recrimination … [Read More...]

Visit by Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC in charge of Competition, traveled to Paris where she gave a press conference at the EC representation about how competition serves citizens.
Date: 15/09/2016   Reference: P-032353/00-16   Location: Paris - EC/Representation. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Silvère Gérard.

Google strongly rejects EU antitrust charges and now gets ready for the worst to come

Last Thursday Google officially responded to the antitrust charges by the European Union relating to its shopping search and AdSense. Having been … [Read More...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves for India. She is leading a trade mission to that country on her first major bilateral visit, since taking office. According to 10 Downing Street, the PM will take examples of the best of British business to India on 6 to 8 November in her first bilateral visit outside Europe. (Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Audiovisual Service. UK Government work).

Drawing scenarios for drifting Britain; elections or May’s deadlock?

The cruel attacks by the ‘leave’ champions and Press against the three judges of Britain’s High Court, who unanimously ruled that the Brexit has to be … [Read More...]

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How to provide health education and thus create better health systems

  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Maria Khan. The writer is a third year medical student at Army medical college in … [Read More...]

May 29, 2016 - Memorial Day (Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.).

What the US and the world can expect from the 8 November election?

From Beijing and Tehran to Brussels and London, and further away to Mexico City and Caracas the night of 8 November will create a landmark in … [Read More...]

From left to right: Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission; Mr Justin TRUDEAU, Canadian Prime Minister; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Robert FICO, Slovak Prime Minister.
Location: Brussels - BELGIUM 
Date: 30/10/2016 
Copyright: European Union 
Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

Will CETA be implemented after eight long years or it will be vetoed by the EU citizen?

It was last Sunday when the EU and Canada signed the free trade agreement CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), despite the protest … [Read More...]

Participation of Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC in charge of Competition, in the debates of the 'Journées de Bruxelles'. Date: 19/10/2016   Reference: P-032676/00-17   Location: Brussels - Bozar. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: François Walschaerts

EU accused of being too nice with Gazprom in the infamous antitrust case

Last week came to be a crucial one for the long-standing dispute between the Russian energy giant Gazprom and the European Union. Gazprom will work on … [Read More...]

EU/China Summit, 12-13/07/2016. Handshake between Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, on the right, and Jean-Claude Juncker President of the Eueopean Commission. Date: 12/07/2016. Location: Beijing, China - Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Olli Geibel.

Can the EU afford to block China’s business openings to Europe by denying her the ‘market economy status’?

The way Wallonia, Belgium’s French speaking region approved CETA - the comprehensive economic and trade agreement between the EU and Canada – is a … [Read More...]

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Health Education, is it a necessity?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Rana Hatem Moshref. The writer is a 5th year medical student at King Abdulaziz University in … [Read More...]

US State Department Secretary John Kerry meets with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. State Dept Image / Aug 25, 2016. (US Government work).

ISIS fighters fleeing Mosul for Syria can topple Assad. Why did the US now decide to uproot them from Iraq?

The failure of the US, EU, Turkey and Saudi Arabia joint strategy in the Middle East seems to lead to a complete destruction of any political, … [Read More...]

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Theresa May, British Prime Minister.
Handshake between Theresa May, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker. Date: 21/10/2016   Reference: P-032756/00-03   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Etienne Ansotte.

Could entrepreneurship be the real cure against the side effects of Brexit?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Krisztian Ivan, Director of the Finance and Private Cooperation at the European Confederation … [Read More...]

EU Heads of State or Government met on 21 October 2016 in Brussels to address the ongoing negotiations for trade agreements and the modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments. From left to right: Ms Theresa MAY, UK Prime Minister; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council. Shoot location: Brussels - BELGIUM
Shoot date: 21/10/2016
Copyright: European Union

UK economy in dire straits: leading banks now officially plan to Brexit too

At the morrow of the Brexit vote, back in late June this year, one of the first warnings on the possible disastrous effects of the UK leaving the … [Read More...]

Martin Schulz, European Parliament President meets with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Trade of Canada in a last ditch effort to save the much disputed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement -CETA between the EU and Canada. Event Date: 22/10/2016. City: Brussels. Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source: EP.

Who can compel Wallonia to unlock CETA, the EU-Canada free trade pack?

No, it wasn’t just the tiny Wallonia region of Belgium and its 3.6 million French speaking inhabitants who blocked CETA (Comprehensive Economic and … [Read More...]

Arrival and doorstep by Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, at the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 October 2016 in Luxembourg. (Snapshot from a video. Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg. European Council – Council of the European Union Audiovisual Services).

Solitary Britain sides with US aggressing Russia and chooses hard Brexit

Last Sunday Britain surprised Europe by surpassing even the Americans in condemning and threatening Russia over the fight of Aleppo, imminent to be … [Read More...]

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Who is responsible for public health? The tendencies and its benefits –or not– on Health Education around the world

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Gabriela Amaral, medical student from Brazil. Mrs Amaral is affiliated to the International … [Read More...]

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The quality of health education around the globe

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Momoh Folagbade Sesan, medical student at the Medical Academy of Crimea Federal University. … [Read More...]

Working lunch between Members of the European Court of Auditors and Members of the European Commission. Handshake between Vítor Manuel da Silva Caldeira, President of the European Court of Auditors in the foreground, 2nd from the right, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, in the presence of Danièle Lamarque, ECA Member for Audit Quality Control, Baudilio Tomé Muguruza, Dean of ECA Chamber "Regulation of markets and competitive economy", Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President-elect of the European Court of Auditors, Iliana Ivanova, Dean of ECA Chamber "Investment for cohesion, growth and inclusion", Ville Itälä, Dean for Institutional Relations, Phil Wynn Owen, Dean for "Sustainable use of natural resources", and Lazaros S. Lazarou, Dean of "Financing and administering the Union" (from left to right). Date:26/09/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union, 2016/Source:EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Georges Boulougouris.

Court of Auditors: EU spending infested with errors well above the materiality threshold of 2%

Last Thursday 13 October, the European Court of Auditors, the institution which carries out the audit of European Union finances, published its report … [Read More...]

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A Sting Exclusive: why the environment is important to your health, by UNEP’s Head for Europe

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting  by Mr Jan Dusik, UN Environment Europe’s Director and Regional Representative. On the … [Read More...]

May 29, 2016 - Memorial Day. (Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.).

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 … [Read More...]

Visit of Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, to Ukraine
Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, travelled to Kiev. At this occasion, the Commissioner met with Taras Kutovyi, Ukrainian Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food, members of factions of the Ukrainian Parliament, Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and with board members of European Business Association (EBA). Finally, she gave a joint press conference with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, after a meeting.
Date: 30/09/2016. Location: Kiev. © European Union  , 2016. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. Photo: Genya Savilov

EU continues targeting on Chinese steel imports instead of the revival of its own economy

It was last Friday when the European Commission (EC) decided to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of two steel products from China. … [Read More...]

A reasonable and balanced Free Trade Agreement with the US

The sixth priority of the Juncker Commission for the EU is a reasonable and balanced Free Trade Agreement with the US. Negotiations for transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Cristof Echard.

TTIP is not dead as of yet, the 15th round of negotiations in New York shouts

Despite the huge protests and the many critics of the past two months, the 15th round of TTIP negotiations took place as planned last week in New York … [Read More...]

IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, U.S., October 2016. AM16 CNN Debate on the Global Economy
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (L) and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble participate in a CNN Debate Seminar on Global Economy October 6, 2016 at part of the 2016 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. (IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe).

IMF – World Bank meetings: US – Germany clash instituted, anti-globalization prospects visualized

This year’s annual meetings of the IMF - World Bank Group in Washington D.C., which kicked off on Thursday 6 October, turned out to be an all out … [Read More...]

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN
at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, which takes place at the Council's Justus Lipsius building. © European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Enzo Zucchi.

Modern humanitarian aid at times of global crises

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Sikhar Mehta, final year medical student with experience in humanitarian action. Mr Mehta … [Read More...]

European Central Bank. Main building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, illuminated. (Work of ECB Audiovisual Services).

Trailing the US-EU economic confrontation

More than one economic pundit felt relieved learning that Eurostat, the EU statistical service last Friday estimated the September CPI inflation in … [Read More...]