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(IFMSA, 2017)

Medicine in the 4th Industrial Revolution: the third entity of the new doctor-patient relationship

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Erick Dupont. The writer is and a 3rd year medical student from UFPEL, a federal university from southern Brazil. He is also affiliated to the … [Read More...]

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Discussion between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker (in the foreground, from left to right)
Date: 21/10/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Etienne Ansotte

Will Brexit shatter the EU or is it still too early to predict?

The president of the European Commission together with EU and German officials fear that Brexit will divide the EU after the negotiations have been … [Read More...]

Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Federal minister for Finance, addressing the Plenary of the Bundestag. City: Berlin. Country: Deutschland. Date taken: 17.02.2016. Photographer: Achim Melde. German Parliament work.

Why is Grexit again in the news? Who is to pay for Eurozone’s banking problems?

Grexit, Greece’s exit from the euro area, is back in the news - for the wrong reasons. During this past week, the country’s creditors, the European … [Read More...]

Washington D.C., 27 January 2017. The British Prime Minister Teresa May and the US President Donald Trump held a joint press conference after their meeting at the White House. (Foto: UK Government work).

Brexiteer May gets lip-service from Trump and Turkish promises from Erdogan

The rush announcement of a fabulous trade deal with the US, which ,Teresa May, the British Prime Minister sought last week in Washington D.C., didn’t … [Read More...]

World Economic Forum, Davos, 17-20/01/2017
Valdis Dombrovskis and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, attend a session named 'Taxation without borders: a fair share from multinationals'.
Date: 19/01/2017. Location: Davos-Congress Center,Davos
© European Union , 2017 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Johanna Leguerre

“We need to use the momentum globally to ensure that corporations pay their fare share of taxation”, EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis outlines from the World Economic Forum 2017.

At the third day of the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, the session “Taxation without Borders: A Fair Share from Multinationals” took place where … [Read More...]

President Xi Jinping at World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Destination: Davos Klosters.

“China will strive to enhance the performance of economic growth”, President Xi highlights from the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos

The first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) began with the opening plenary with Xi Jinping yesterday, President of the People’s Republic of China, … [Read More...]

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Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, participates at the Startup Europe Week Launch Event in Brussels. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart.

Digital Single Market: New EU rules for online subscription services

EU Regulators have found last week an agreement on new rules concerning online content portability, allowing EU citizens to access online subscription … [Read More...]

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a joint press conference on Digital Single Market. Date: 10/01/2017   Reference: P-033391/00-11   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: François Walschaerts.

EU’s tougher privacy rules: WhatsApp and Facebook set to be soon aligned with telcos

With an official statement, the European Commission last week published its proposal to reform the existing European online privacy rules. Companies … [Read More...]

Press conference by Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC, on a cartel case
Date: 07/12/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union, 2016.  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. Photo: Mauro Bottaro

How did Facebook fool the Commission that easily during the WhatsApp acquisition?

The European Commission announced yesterday that a Statement of Objections was sent to Facebook accusing the company of providing incorrect or … [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 writer’s views and not … [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

Sponsored Content Our world is a connected one. A world where we increasingly have the power to reach anyone else, any time, wherever they may be, … [Read More...]

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(IFMSA, 2017)

Medicine in the 4th Industrial Revolution: the third entity of the new doctor-patient relationship

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Erick Dupont. The writer is and a 3rd year medical student from UFPEL, a federal university … [Read More...]

Visit of Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States (on the left), to the EC. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission received Pence in Commission’s headquarters in Brussels. (Date: 20/02/2017 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union, 2017/ Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Etienne Ansotte.)

Elections in Europe: No risks for the EU, leaders readying to face Trump-Brexit

Some political analysts in mainland Europe but many more in Britain and on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in the US, have rushed to call 2017 … [Read More...]

Visit of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, to Germany
Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz (from left to right)
Date: 12/05/2016.  Location: Berlin - European House. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Adam Berry

German elections: Is Merkel losing ground or Shultz is winning?

Martin Schulz’s candidacy for Chancellor has changed the balance in the German elections as polls show that Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats … [Read More...]

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, participated in the 16th EU/Canada Summit together with Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Martin Schulz, President of the EP. Greeting between Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau and Jean-Claude Juncker (from left to right). © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart.

EU Parliament approves CETA: the EU-Canada free trade deal sees the light in Trump’s gloomy era

After seven years of talks and remarkable twists, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was approved by the European … [Read More...]

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General (on the right) and James Mattis, the US Secretary of Defense delivered a joint statement after a bilateral meeting, in the context of the regular gathering of NATO ministers of defense. Brussels, Belgium, 15-16 February 2017. (NATO photo gallery).

The four top Americans who flew to Europe perplexed things about Trump’s intentions

Four top ranking Washington bigwigs - who flew to Munich, Brussels and Bonn to mend fences with Europe, after Donald Trump termed NATO ‘obsolete’ and … [Read More...]

Retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn quitted this week his position as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. (Snapshot from a video interview with Al Jazeera TV, 13 Jan 2016).

Trump stumbles badly on his Russian openings; Europeans wary of Putin

In the fourth week of the Trump Presidency things have become more hectic. Those around the boss are now people of authority, and their actions … [Read More...]

Discussion between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker (in the foreground, from left to right)
Date: 21/10/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Etienne Ansotte

Will Brexit shatter the EU or is it still too early to predict?

The president of the European Commission together with EU and German officials fear that Brexit will divide the EU after the negotiations have been … [Read More...]

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, participates at the Startup Europe Week Launch Event in Brussels. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart.

Digital Single Market: New EU rules for online subscription services

EU Regulators have found last week an agreement on new rules concerning online content portability, allowing EU citizens to access online subscription … [Read More...]

Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Federal minister for Finance, addressing the Plenary of the Bundestag. City: Berlin. Country: Deutschland. Date taken: 17.02.2016. Photographer: Achim Melde. German Parliament work.

Why is Grexit again in the news? Who is to pay for Eurozone’s banking problems?

Grexit, Greece’s exit from the euro area, is back in the news - for the wrong reasons. During this past week, the country’s creditors, the European … [Read More...]

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a joint press conference to present the 2017 EU Citizenship Report. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Mauro Bottaro.

The global issue of migration in 2017

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal  University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the … [Read More...]

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (on the right) and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel share a laugh before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain].

US, Russia oblige each other in Syria and Ukraine selling off allies

The US – Russia rapprochement, as having been set in motion by the new tenant of the White House, is to be tested first and foremost in Syria and … [Read More...]

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The impact of refugees on the European healthcare system

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou. The writer is a fifth year medical student at the University of … [Read More...]

Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner responsible for Trade at World Economic Forum 2017 in Davis. Date: 19/01/2017   Reference: P-033407/00-63   Location: Davos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Johanna Leguerre.

Brussels to tear down the trade wall with Mexico as opposed to Trump’s “walls”

The European Union and Mexico have officially decided last week to accelerate negotiations on a new trade agreement and have set two additional rounds … [Read More...]

The European Union heads of state or government met for an informal summit in Valletta, Malta on 3 February 2017. At the morning session, the 28 EU leaders focused on migration issues. During the afternoon session the 27 leaders, after the British PM Theresa May left, prepared the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. From left to right: Joseph Muscat, Maltese Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Shoot location: Valletta – Malta. Shoot date: 03/02/2017. Copyright: European Union.

EU: Divided they stand on immigration and Trump hurricanes

The last Friday’s Malta Summit of the 28 minus 1 EU leaders, on emigration and the future of Europe, was convened amidst a steaming wider political … [Read More...]

Krisztian Ivan is doing his BSc in the University of Brighton on the Business Management with Economics course. He was a Business Development Manager in his Junior Enterprise and he also have experience in running an SME and trading stocks and other instruments. Therefore because of his previous experience he became the Treasurer of the 2017 team and also responsible for the Private Cooperation and Legal department (donaldjtrump.com)

EU-US relations on the dawn of the Trump era

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Krisztian Ivan, Treasurer of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises … [Read More...]

Yesterday in Rome Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian Prime Minister received Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council (from left to right). Shoot location: Rome – Italy. Shoot date: 01/02/2017. Copyright: European Union.

Europe led by Germany seems vulnerable to Trump’s threats

Trump’s America and Europe are obviously at odds. The question is how far this division will go? Unquestionably, it’s the new tenant of the White … [Read More...]

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, travelled to Lesbos to visit the refugee camp of Karatepe municipality. Visit of a refugee camp in the Karatepe municipality: Dimitris Avramopoulos, in the middle, meeting with refugees. Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-16   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Nikolia Apostolou.

Give a chance to the brothers of Ailan: reception of refugees in Greece

  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Michaella Alexandrou. The writer is a first year medical student at the University … [Read More...]

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner  responsible for Migration. Date: 25/01/2017   Reference: P-033504/00-20   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Georges Boulougouris.

Reflections on the the biggest refugee crisis since World War II

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Dina Tadros. The writer is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students … [Read More...]

Washington D.C., 27 January 2017. The British Prime Minister Teresa May and the US President Donald Trump held a joint press conference after their meeting at the White House. (Foto: UK Government work).

Brexiteer May gets lip-service from Trump and Turkish promises from Erdogan

The rush announcement of a fabulous trade deal with the US, which ,Teresa May, the British Prime Minister sought last week in Washington D.C., didn’t … [Read More...]

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, travelled to Lesbos to visit the refugee camp of Karatepe municipality.
Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-15   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Nikolia Apostolou.

Press coverage of migration crisis in Europe: a call for collaborative action

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Behrouz Nezafat. The writer an MSc. Public Health student at the Liverpool School of Tropical … [Read More...]

Moscow, Kremlin, 9.8.2016. President Vladimir Putin of Russia (on the right) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a joint press conference after their meeting in Moscow. Russia was the first foreign country Erdogan visited after the attempted coup of July last year. (9 August 2016. Foto: Turkish Presidency work).

Syria: A bloody tracer of Trump – Putin rapprochement

Despite the dreadful fact that the fighting and the bloodshed continues on many spots on the ground, the Astana agreement for a truce in Syria backed … [Read More...]

World Economic Forum, Davos, 17-20/01/2017
Valdis Dombrovskis and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, attend a session named 'Taxation without borders: a fair share from multinationals'.
Date: 19/01/2017. Location: Davos-Congress Center,Davos
© European Union , 2017 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Johanna Leguerre

“We need to use the momentum globally to ensure that corporations pay their fare share of taxation”, EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis outlines from the World Economic Forum 2017.

At the third day of the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, the session “Taxation without Borders: A Fair Share from Multinationals” took place where … [Read More...]

Theresa May at World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos (World Economic Forum, 2017)

Theresa May’s global Britain against Philip Hammond’s Brexit fog

The 2017 edition of the World Economic Forum will be remembered for long. This year’s event carried indeed a lot of attractiveness, not only because … [Read More...]

From left to right. Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of ECB, Mario Draghi, President of ECB, Christine Graeff, Director General Communications ECB. Draghi explained the Governing Council’s latest monetary policy decisions and answered questions from journalists at a press conference on 19 January 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. (ECB Audiovisual Services. Some rights reserved).

Draghi repels Trump’s threats, rejects Schauble’s dictums

Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, is under mounting pressures both at home and abroad. From the other side of the Atlantic US … [Read More...]

Dimitris Avramopoulos at the refugee camp of Karatepe, Lesvos, Greece.
Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-13   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

Migration crisis, a human crisis after all

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Chris Giannakas. The writer studies medicine in National and Kapodistrian University of … [Read More...]

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Davos: Why the global elites couldn’t find answers this year?

Last January, Donald Trump and Boris Johnson were not invited to Davos to present their populist, anti-systemic, anti-establishment, … [Read More...]

President Xi Jinping at World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Destination: Davos Klosters.

“China will strive to enhance the performance of economic growth”, President Xi highlights from the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos

The first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) began with the opening plenary with Xi Jinping yesterday, President of the People’s Republic of China, … [Read More...]

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a joint press conference on Digital Single Market. Date: 10/01/2017   Reference: P-033391/00-11   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: François Walschaerts.

EU’s tougher privacy rules: WhatsApp and Facebook set to be soon aligned with telcos

With an official statement, the European Commission last week published its proposal to reform the existing European online privacy rules. Companies … [Read More...]

European Council - October 2016. The EU Heads of State or Government met on 20 October 2016 in Brussels. The leaders discussed relations with Russia and the situation in Syria. From left to right: Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister, Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister. In the background Teresa May, Prime Minister of Britain is seen. Shoot location: Brussels – Belgium. Shoot date: 20/10/2016. Copyright: European Union.

Germany and Europe prepare for Trump’s America

Germany, and more generally the EU, is now preparing in earnest to confront the groundbreaking changes in their relations with Trump’s America. Last … [Read More...]

Meeting on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - From humiliation and exclusion to participation : eradicate all forms of poverty
Copyright: © European Union 2016 -  Source : EP.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: 19/10/2016.

Will France vote for more or less Europe in the next presidential elections?

Meeting on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - From humiliation and exclusion to participation : eradicate all forms of poverty … [Read More...]

Volkswagen logo. (© School Photo Project).

US prosecutors now target Volkswagen’s top management, upsetting Germany

Last Monday, the US prosecutors held Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, charging him with plotting to deceive the United States, over VW diesel … [Read More...]

Ms Theresa MAY, UK Prime Minister at European Council, Brussels 15/12/2016. Shoot location: Bruxelles - BELGIUM
Shoot date: 15/12/2016
Copyright: European Union.

Post-Brexit muddled times: the resignation of UK’s top ambassador and Theresa May’s vague plans

Last week,  unexpected news casted more shadows over the already complex Brexit negotiations matter. Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain's ambassador to the … [Read More...]

Bilateral meeting European Union-Turkey at the G20 Summit in China. From left to right: Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President. Shoot location: Hangzhou – China. Shoot date: 04/09/2016. Copyright: European Union.

Turkey caught in a vicious Syrian circle bringing terror and war at home

The Turkish government, under the iron hand of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, felt obliged to further challenge the Americans in the … [Read More...]