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Girls still being treated as aliens in medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Unsa Athar, a final year M.B, B.S. student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. Ms Athar is affiliated to the International … [Read More...]

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Will the end of QE come along with ECB’s inflation target?

The European Central Bank (ECB) will end its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme within the year as the Eurozone continues growing. However, the … [Read More...]

Draghi keeps the euro cheap, helps debt refinancing, recapitalization of banks and growth

Last Thursday, the European Central Bank decided to keep flooding the Eurozone with hundreds of billions, despite strong objections coming from the … [Read More...]

Do the giant banks ‘tell’ Britain to choose a good soft Brexit and ‘remain’ or else…?

It may be true that the world is tired watching Britain being completely confused about choosing the way to exit from the European Union. Yet, the … [Read More...]

Banks, insurance giants are free again to abuse the real economy

Not many years after the financial meltdown of 2008-2010, the main culpable parties for that global catastrophe, the big banks and the gigantic … [Read More...]

Brexit: UK business fear of a no-deal scenario preparing for the worst

The Confederation of British Industry annual conference which took place last Monday in London was a chance for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask for … [Read More...]

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The EU launches € 1 billion plan on supercomputers and tries to catch-up with competitors

Last week the European Union announced one of the biggest investment plans on digital to date. With an official statement, the European Commission … [Read More...]

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored content Fifth Edition of Regional Industry Event to Cover Impact of Mobile Across Diverse Market Dubai: The GSMA today announced new … [Read More...]

E-energy declaration: will energy digitalization be beneficial to the climate?

It was last Wednesday when the EU energy ministers met in Estonia with industry representatives to sign the Tallinn energy declaration targeting at … [Read More...]

Local innovation, international impact: SMEs and the ITU Telecom World Awards

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When connectivity is not enough: the key to meaningful digital inclusion

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GSMA announces first speakers for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored content   Mobile-Focused Event Brings Industry Leaders Together to Debate Key Issues in Region   6 September … [Read More...]

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Girls still being treated as aliens in medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Unsa Athar, a final year M.B, B.S. student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore, … [Read More...]

Mental Health: starting with myself

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Tessa Noijons, a fourth year medical student at the University of Utrecht. Ms Noijons is … [Read More...]

Will the end of QE come along with ECB’s inflation target?

The European Central Bank (ECB) will end its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme within the year as the Eurozone continues growing. However, the … [Read More...]

The EU launches € 1 billion plan on supercomputers and tries to catch-up with competitors

Last week the European Union announced one of the biggest investment plans on digital to date. With an official statement, the European Commission … [Read More...]

The mental health of health professionals: is it worth it?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Rana Gouda, a fourth-year Medical student who works in IFMSA-Egypt Tanta where she serves as … [Read More...]

The issue of mental health for modern young doctors

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Maria Alejandra Fuentes Barrera, a first year of medicine at the Universidad de San Carlos de … [Read More...]

What will Germany look like after the next election?

Last Thursday this newspaper came out with a lead story about European countries having problems producing viable governments. The article was … [Read More...]

How a possible EU budget deficit affects the migration crisis

The migration crisis has been long plaguing Europe but the year passed revealed that the situation is getting better and better with arrivals and … [Read More...]

Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister, at a 2015 event in Brussels, Berlaymont. (Copyright: European Union , 2015; Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photo: Lieven Creemers)

Hungary and Ireland build front to say no to EU tax harmonisation plan

After last week, any effort from the European Union to harmonize corporate tax rules across the bloc will have to deal with a new opposition front. … [Read More...]

Erdogan’s Turkey in dire straits for flip flop policies in the Middle East

Last week a US federal court convicted Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive of Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank. This is a major financial institution of … [Read More...]

Minority governments ‘à la mode’ in Europe but can they last long?

With the Italian elections set for 4 March and anticipated to produce a hang parliament, four out of the five bigger European countries will be in … [Read More...]

A health of all and for all based on the Ecuadorian reality

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Damary S. Jaramillo, a 2nd year student of Medicine and Surgery Career in Faculty of Medical … [Read More...]

The gender gap of medicine in 2018

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Giolanta Zevgaridou, a 2nd year medical student in the University of Ioannina in Greece. Ms … [Read More...]

Gender equality: an issue much talked about but less acted upon

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ana Imtiaz, a self-motivated, goal oriented first year medical student in MBBS degree program … [Read More...]

Gender equality and medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Maimoona Maheen, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. Ms Maheen is affiliated to the … [Read More...]

Bullheaded Madrid authorities confront Catalonia with force

Madrid is doing exactly the same mistakes after the Catalan secessionist parties won the 21 December election, as in the weeks leading to the … [Read More...]

Professional practices of primary health care for Brazilian health and gender inequality

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Milena Takamiya Sugahara, currently a medical student at the Federal University of the … [Read More...]

How young entrepreneurs should be supported: what assistance should governments provide?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nikita Polukeev is a final year student at the University of Westminster. Mr Polukeev is … [Read More...]

Gender disparity in salary and promotion in medicine: still a long way to go

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Marina Kushnirenko, a nineteen year old second year medical student of Saint-Petersburg State … [Read More...]

Europe’s far-right launches attacks on neighboring nations

This newspaper had predicted that Europe’s extreme right wing, almost fascist political parties, unable to deliver their phoney promises after … [Read More...]

Migration crisis update: lack of solidarity not only among EU leaders but also EU officials

It was two days ago, on the anniversary of the International migration day, when the United Nations urged everyone to contribute to make migration … [Read More...]

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May at last week’s EU Council. Source: EC Audiovisual Services / Copyright: European Union, 2017 / Photo: Etienne Ansotte

EU leaders open “Phase Two” of Brexit talks and warn Theresa May of tougher times

Last week, the European Union and the United Kingdom made substantial progress on their Brexit agenda, opening the most crucial part of their divorce … [Read More...]

Draghi keeps the euro cheap, helps debt refinancing, recapitalization of banks and growth

Last Thursday, the European Central Bank decided to keep flooding the Eurozone with hundreds of billions, despite strong objections coming from the … [Read More...]

Gender equality and medicine in the 21st century: an equity unachieved

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Maryam Zaheer, 20 years old writer, winner of various prizes in national story writing and … [Read More...]

Is Germany’s political landscape becoming a breeding ground for extremism?

Last Week, the German center left Social Democratic Party (SPD) decided to cooperate once more with the country’s conservatives, the Christian … [Read More...]

VW diesel scandal and climate change: can increased independent car checks lead to cleaner mobility?

It was last Thursday when the European Parliament together with the Council and the Commission agreed to enhance the car testing system by providing … [Read More...]

Statement by Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, on the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) – Brussels, 08 Dec 2017. (Copyright: European Union; Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photo: Georges Boulougouris)

The EU and Japan seal free trade pact that will cover 30% of global GDP

Last Friday, after striking a life-changing Brexit agreement with the United Kingdom, the European Union managed to finalise negotiations on a major … [Read More...]

Hazy ‘breakthrough’ saves PM May, leaves Ireland in limbo: Brexit

With only a couple of hours sleep in the very early hours of last Friday, the British PM Theresa May boarded a RAF aircraft and landed in Brussels … [Read More...]

“Beating pollution for our planet”, a Sting Exclusive by Mr Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment. The opinions … [Read More...]

Gender Equality and medicine in the 21st Century: we want the fair share

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Julia Puaschunder, a 5th year medical student at the Medical University of Innsbruck Austria, … [Read More...]

Trump: Hostile to Europe, voids Tillerson’s “ironclad” ally pledge

At the end of last week, Rex Tillerson, the US State Department Secretary was intentionally undermined by President Donald Trump. This surprise move … [Read More...]

UN Environment Assembly 2017: where the world convenes to #BeatPollution

The third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is concluding today in Nairobi, Kenya, with more than 4.000 heads of state, … [Read More...]

A ship with containers at the port of Rotterdam. (Copyright: European Union. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. Photo: Robert Meerding)

US follows the EU in impeding China market economy status in WTO

Trade relations between China and the West may be on the brink of a substantial turn. Last Thursday, the United States have formalized to the World … [Read More...]

EU’s unsparing question to UK: now what kind of future relations do you want?

This week, the countdown starts for Britain to offer final answers, about the three Brexit prerequisites: the divorce alimony, the future of the 4.5 … [Read More...]

“At the Environment Assembly citizens expect clean, not hot air”, the Head of UN Environment in Europe underscores in a Sting Exclusive

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

A long German political winter is on the way

Germany enters into a long period of political uncertainty. The ‘Grand Coalition’ of the conservatives (Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social … [Read More...]

Energy Union: EU’s effort towards a cleaner climate with integrated energy market

The European Commission published its third annual energy report last Friday showing the progress that has been made so far since the last report in … [Read More...]

Gender Equality in Medicine: are we now so different from the Middle Ages?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Barbara Marinho, a Brazilian medical student at Universidade Potiguar, Brazil. Ms Marinho is … [Read More...]

Britain offers more money for an orderly Brexit but the Irish question resurges

If last Friday’s Reuters report from Brussels is correct and Theresa May and Donald Tusk agreed to solve the Brexit dead-end in ten days, then the … [Read More...]

Gender inequality in the medicine field: two commonly issues

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Andra Kerševičiūtė, a 2nd year medical student at the Lithuanian University of Health … [Read More...]