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EU to give more power to national antitrust authorities in a bid to secure regulatory fines

Last week, the European Commission has proposed a new set of rules to give national antitrust authorities more power and resources against anti-competitive practices. The proposed rules, which … [Read More...]

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Chatterbox Rome Declaration cannot save the EU; Germany has to pay more to do that

Last Saturday, the phantom of Wolfgang Schaeuble, the hawkish German minister of Finance, overshadowed the gathering of the 27 EU leaders in the … [Read More...]

VW emissions scandal: While U.S. car owners are vindicated, Europe still unable to change its laws and protect its consumers

Volkswagen, the giant German automaker, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a Detroit federal court last Friday to conspiracy to defraud the … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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CHALLENGING THE ZEITGEIST OF DIGITAL – Change making projects innovate mobile support for refugees, inclusive environments, early breast cancer detection and more

Endorsed Content CHALLENGING THE ZEITGEIST OF DIGITAL – Change making projects innovate mobile support for refugees, inclusive environments, early … [Read More...]

Medschool 4.0: how to succeed in the smart revolution of healthcare

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Dr Dat Nguyen-Dinh. The writer is an IFMSA-Québec alumni and family medicine resident in … [Read More...]

WHO and IFMSA as transcendent pillars for world improvement

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Zahra Fadhilazk. The writer is from CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia, one of the NMOs affiliated to … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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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EU to give more power to national antitrust authorities in a bid to secure regulatory fines

Last week, the European Commission has proposed a new set of rules to give national antitrust authorities more power and resources against … [Read More...]

Chatterbox Rome Declaration cannot save the EU; Germany has to pay more to do that

Last Saturday, the phantom of Wolfgang Schaeuble, the hawkish German minister of Finance, overshadowed the gathering of the 27 EU leaders in the … [Read More...]

Lack of involvement, or lack of opportunities?

    This article was exclusively written for the Sting by María José Jaramillo Cartwright, a 22-year-old medical student from … [Read More...]

The US + Britain trivialize mainland Europe, NATO and the EU

After the insults the German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced in Washington last week, the Anglo-American duo last Tuesday orchestrated new … [Read More...]

Will Turkey abandon the refugee deal and risk losing a bonanza of money?

Last week Turkey threatened Europe to reinstate capital punishment and to drop the EU-Turkey pact which was signed one year ago. The desperate need of … [Read More...]

Brexit is happening now but the UK hasn’t really assessed the impact of a “no-deal” divorce

The last few days, amid the political storm that the Dutch elections have generated, the Brexit question has seen important events as well. Last week … [Read More...]

Trump asked Merkel to pay NATO arrears and cut down exports ignoring the EU

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns to Berlin with a bill her country must pay to the US. The check was handed over to her personally by the … [Read More...]

Medschool 4.0: how to succeed in the smart revolution of healthcare

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Dr Dat Nguyen-Dinh. The writer is an IFMSA-Québec alumni and family medicine resident in … [Read More...]

WHO and IFMSA as transcendent pillars for world improvement

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Zahra Fadhilazk. The writer is from CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia, one of the NMOs affiliated to … [Read More...]

May threatens the EU with a wild Brexit indifferent to Scotland, Northern Ireland and the City

Late last Tuesday, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, got the green light from the lower house of the Parliament, the Commons, to trigger and … [Read More...]

VW emissions scandal: While U.S. car owners are vindicated, Europe still unable to change its laws and protect its consumers

Volkswagen, the giant German automaker, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a Detroit federal court last Friday to conspiracy to defraud the … [Read More...]

EU Summit: Why was Poland isolated in opposing Tusk and the ‘multi speed’ Europe

Until last week’s summit (Thursday and Friday) of the 27+1 European leaders in Brussels, the exit of Britain from the European club was the tougher … [Read More...]

Changing for the change: Medicine in Industry 4.0

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

The widely advertised hazards of the EU not that ominous; the sting is financial woes

Last Monday, Deutsche Bank’s management surprised everybody quite negatively by asking its shareholders for an €8 billion capital injection. Only … [Read More...]

Refugee crisis update: EU fails to relocate immigrants from Greece and Italy

The European Commission announced last Thursday new measures for an efficient EU return policy together with the progress made and must be done by the … [Read More...]

EU lawmakers vote to reintroduce visas for Americans over “reciprocity principle”

The European Parliament passed a motion last Thursday calling on the European Parliament to temporarily reintroduce visa requirements for US citizens. … [Read More...]

Trump’s Russophiles under investigation, Europe remains ‘en garde’

Last Friday U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the ongoing FBI probe of the case of the Russian interference in the US … [Read More...]

Doctors vs. Industry 4.0: who will win?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Alexander Brezina. The writer is a German national studying medicine at the Catholic … [Read More...]

Europe eyes to replace US as China’s prime foreign partner

Last Tuesday, Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, received in Washington the top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi , in an effort to establish a … [Read More...]

Preparing the future today: World Health Organisation and young doctors

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Jorge Félix Cardoso. The writer is and a 21 years old medical student from Porto, … [Read More...]

EU to present a “hefty” exit bill to the UK moments before Brexit negotiations

There’s just one month left for UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, according to her plans, and the European … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]