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ECON committee meeting. Monetary Dialogue with President of the European Central Bank.
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source : EP Audiovisual Service . Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Date: 26/9/2016

Draghi left alone with no hope of boosting EU growth as Merkel just focuses on next elections

It was last Monday when the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed with members of the economic and monetary affairs committee at the European Parliament (EP) about the EU economy in … [Read More...]

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ECON committee meeting. Monetary Dialogue with President of the European Central Bank.
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source : EP Audiovisual Service . Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Date: 26/9/2016

Draghi left alone with no hope of boosting EU growth as Merkel just focuses on next elections

It was last Monday when the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed with members of the economic and monetary affairs committee at the … [Read More...]

Photo of the EU Commissioner for Trade during the joint press conference by Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the EC, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, on the treatment of China in anti-dumping investigations, which took place last July.© European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart

The EU seals CETA but plans to re-baptise TTIP after missing the 2016 deadline

The trade ministers of the European Union, after their plenary meeting in Bratislava last Friday, may not have found a way to revive the interest … [Read More...]

Deutsche Bank Towers – Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Taking a look into the lobby. (Deutsche Bank Audiovisual Service).

Deutsche Bank again in the middle of the US-EU economic skirmishes

The US government is reacting in many ways against the fine in back taxes of €13 billion which the European Commission imposed on Apple. Firstly, Jack … [Read More...]

Inauguration of the European Central Bank's new premises on 18 March 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Mario Draghi (in the middle) cuts the ribbon. (European Central Bank Audiovisual Services).

Mario Draghi didn’t do it but Kim Jong-un did

Last Thursday, Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, was unable to move the capital and money markets with his customary monetary … [Read More...]

G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. Group photo, from left to right,
in the 1st row: Michel Temer, President of Brazil, Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister,
in the 2nd row: Mohammed bin Salman, Vice-Prince of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabian second Deputy Prime Minister, Theresa May, British Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos, Noursoultan Nazarbaïev, President of Kazakhstan, Idriss Déby, President of the African Union and President of Chad, Macky Sall, President of Senegal, Abdelfatah Khalil al-Sisi, President of Egypt, Shinzō Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker,
in the 3rd row: Mark Carney, Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thai Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Date: 04/09/2016. Location: Hangzhou. © European Union, 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service/ Photo: Etienne Ansotte).

Are the G20 leaders ready to curb corporate tax-avoidance?

Last Monday, the G20 meeting in Hangzhou - the capital of China’s eastern Zhejiang province - the first gathering of the 20 world leaders to be held … [Read More...]

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Panelists from left to right Mr. Dan Simmons, Presenter and Senior Producer, Click, BBC World News, United Kingdom; Mr Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy and Research, Nesta, United Kingdom; Ms Alline Kabbatende, Chief Operating Officer, RwandaOnline Platform, Rwanda; Mr Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Startup Europe Sector, European Commission, Belgium; Ms Jaqueline Pateguana, Advisor to the Minister for Mozambique MEGCIP, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mozambique; and, Mr Ron Sege, President and CEO, Echelon Corporation, USA (ITU, 2015)

Collaboration: the key to success in the digital economy

Sponsored content Where does a Kenyan SME building a platform for local smallholders meet a startup from Korea specializing in iris recognition … [Read More...]

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EU is now giving Google new monopolies to the detriment of European citizens and Internet companies

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Joe McNamee, Executive Director of  EDRi, the Brussels-based association of civil and human … [Read More...]

Participation of Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC, in the round table on '5G manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe'. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lieven Creemers.

EU’s guidelines on net neutrality see the light although grey areas do remain

Last week will not only be remembered for the world-record fine imposed to Apple by the European Union and the Hutchison-VimpelCom merger in Italy. … [Read More...]

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Can the EU really make Google and Facebook pay publishers and media?

According to a number of media outlets of the Old Continent, the closing weeks of this summer will try to bring a major reform in the European … [Read More...]

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EU opens a third antitrust file against Google

The European Commission announced last Thursday that is taking “further steps” in investigation against Google, officially accusing the company of … [Read More...]

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GSMA head urges regulators to help Europe regain leadership

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EUROPE: Europe has the opportunity to regain its digital leadership, although the different national regulatory and legal … [Read More...]

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ECON committee meeting. Monetary Dialogue with President of the European Central Bank.
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source : EP Audiovisual Service . Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Date: 26/9/2016

Draghi left alone with no hope of boosting EU growth as Merkel just focuses on next elections

It was last Monday when the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed with members of the economic and monetary affairs committee at the … [Read More...]

Photo of the EU Commissioner for Trade during the joint press conference by Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the EC, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, on the treatment of China in anti-dumping investigations, which took place last July.© European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart

The EU seals CETA but plans to re-baptise TTIP after missing the 2016 deadline

The trade ministers of the European Union, after their plenary meeting in Bratislava last Friday, may not have found a way to revive the interest … [Read More...]

The 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Middle East Quartet: (L-to-R) Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, John Kerry, US Secretary of State and Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister.
(Date: 23/09/2016.  Location: New York. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC -Audiovisual Service / Photo: Andrea Renault). 
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Syria: Why did the US-Russia brokered ceasefire collapse? What does the duo care for?

Only two weeks after it was agreed upon, the ceasefire in Syria has finally broken down. However, the US and Russia are still trying to find common … [Read More...]

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - 24 May 2016: Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson introduces the panel comprised of Turkey's Foreign Minister Mehmet Cavusoglu, President of Médecins du Monde Dr Françoise Sivignon, President of Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation Rene 'Butch" Meily and Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, global network of civil society organisations for disaster reduction Maria Veronica Bastias during the Closing Plenary held within the World Humanitarian Summit (World Humanitarian Summit, 2016)

Out with the old: Young People transforming Humanitarian Action

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Alice Claeson and Mr Marian Sedlak, medical students with experience working in humanitarian … [Read More...]

Deutsche Bank Towers – Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Taking a look into the lobby. (Deutsche Bank Audiovisual Service).

Deutsche Bank again in the middle of the US-EU economic skirmishes

The US government is reacting in many ways against the fine in back taxes of €13 billion which the European Commission imposed on Apple. Firstly, Jack … [Read More...]

Summit for Refugees and Migrants, Signing Ceremony of UN-IOM Agreement
During the opening of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon seated right) and William Lacy Swing (seated left), Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), sign the agreement to make the IOM a Related Organization of the UN. 
Date: 19/09/2016. Location: United Nations, New York. Copyright © 2016 United Nations. Photo:Rick Bajornas

UN member states express their will to tackle global migration but specific actions are still missing

Last Monday the world leaders convened at the UN’s summit in New York and adopted the New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees; a document … [Read More...]

The heads of state or government of the 27 member states meet on 16 September 2016 in Bratislava to continue their reflection on how to give impetus to further reform and to the development of an EU with 27 member states. The meeting includes two working sessions and an informal lunch. Shoot location: Bratislava - SLOVAKIA
Shoot date: 16/09/2016
Copyright: European Union

EU Trade Ministers come together in a desperate attempt to save TTIP

After having been the stage for a critical European Union Summit, the very first one in a 27-member-States shape, Bratislava is now preparing to … [Read More...]

Last Friday in Bratislava the European leaders set a crucial precedent. The EU Summit was convened for the first time, without the British Prime Minister being present. (From left to right) 1st Francois Holland, President of France, 2nd Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, 3rd Endda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister, 4th Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, 6th Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, 7th Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium. (Date: 14/09/2016, Location: Bratislava, Slovakia. © European Union, 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service).

The Franco-German axis considers that all EU needs now is more armaments

Last Friday in Bratislava, the Slovak capital, the 27 EU leaders met for the first time without the British Prime Minister. Reportedly they diagnosed … [Read More...]

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EU is now giving Google new monopolies to the detriment of European citizens and Internet companies

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Joe McNamee, Executive Director of  EDRi, the Brussels-based association of civil and human … [Read More...]

Spring 2015, Nuclear negotiations in Lausanne. From left to right: Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, John Kerry US Secretary of State, Philip Hammond, then Brithish Foreign Minister and Sergeï Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister. (European Council – Council of the European Union Audiovisual Services. Shoot location: Lausanne, Shoot date: 29/03/2015).

The impossible end of the war in Syria

The United States and the Russian governments without the slightest remorse announced that it was with their guns the Syrians have been killing each … [Read More...]

President Tusk meets Prime Minister Theresa May (UK)
From left to right: Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Ms Theresa MAY, UK Prime Minister. Location: London - UNITED KINGDOM 
Date: 08/09/2016 
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UK keeps its Brexit plan secret or there is no strategy at all whatsoever?

The 27 EU leaders will convene on Friday to discuss about Brexit while Theresa May and the British government are still trying to prepare a plan to … [Read More...]

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Disaster Medicine in Medical Education: the investment you just can´t afford to ignore

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Moa M Herrgård and Mrs Marie My Warborg Larsen, medical university students in Stockholm and … [Read More...]

Inauguration of the European Central Bank's new premises on 18 March 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Mario Draghi (in the middle) cuts the ribbon. (European Central Bank Audiovisual Services).

Mario Draghi didn’t do it but Kim Jong-un did

Last Thursday, Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, was unable to move the capital and money markets with his customary monetary … [Read More...]

Mrs Monique Goyens is the Director General of BEUC (Photo: Pablo Garrigos)

A Sting Exclusive: “One year on from the VW scandal and EU consumers are still in the dark”, BEUC’s Head highlights from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Monique Goyens, the Director General of The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) At the … [Read More...]

G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. Group photo, from left to right,
in the 1st row: Michel Temer, President of Brazil, Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister,
in the 2nd row: Mohammed bin Salman, Vice-Prince of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabian second Deputy Prime Minister, Theresa May, British Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos, Noursoultan Nazarbaïev, President of Kazakhstan, Idriss Déby, President of the African Union and President of Chad, Macky Sall, President of Senegal, Abdelfatah Khalil al-Sisi, President of Egypt, Shinzō Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker,
in the 3rd row: Mark Carney, Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thai Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Date: 04/09/2016. Location: Hangzhou. © European Union, 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service/ Photo: Etienne Ansotte).

Are the G20 leaders ready to curb corporate tax-avoidance?

Last Monday, the G20 meeting in Hangzhou - the capital of China’s eastern Zhejiang province - the first gathering of the 20 world leaders to be held … [Read More...]

Ms Angela MERKEL, German Federal Chancellor.
Location: Brussels - BELGIUM 
Date: 29/06/2016.
© European Union , 2016 / Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

Will Merkel ever steer the EU migration Titanic and restore her power in Germany?

Angela Merkel’s meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the 11th G20 Summit held in China on 4-5 September was crucial for her political … [Read More...]

Participation of Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC, in the round table on '5G manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe'. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lieven Creemers.

EU’s guidelines on net neutrality see the light although grey areas do remain

Last week will not only be remembered for the world-record fine imposed to Apple by the European Union and the Hutchison-VimpelCom merger in Italy. … [Read More...]

Boris Johnson (on the left) never loses the opportunity to attract the interest of photographers. In this case as Major of London he received Johannes Hahn, Member of the European Commission. Date: 28/02/2014. Location: London - Trafalgar Square. © European Union , 2014 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Justin Tallis.

A hot autumn after a cool summer for Europe

This autumn Europe has everything it…didn’t need. A frozen Spain, a hot Britain who says will stay in EU’s Foreign and Security Policy, a … [Read More...]

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The EU responds to US challenges by fining Apple with €13 billion

Last Tuesday, the White House and the US Treasury in concerted actions issued farfetched statements against the EU Commission. The EU executive's … [Read More...]

Handshake between Theresa May, on the left, and Federica Mogherini. 
Date: 22/09/2015. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. 
© European Union, 2015. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service.   Photo: Etienne Ansotte

Theresa May in search of a magic plan to invoke Article 50 and start Brexit negotiations now

The British government convenes today after its summer break in order to discuss about the imminent negotiations with the EU. All the ministers of the … [Read More...]

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Can the EU really make Google and Facebook pay publishers and media?

According to a number of media outlets of the Old Continent, the closing weeks of this summer will try to bring a major reform in the European … [Read More...]

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (on the right) and Donald Tusk European Council President (on the left), all shoveling soil at the foot of a small tree. However the tree was not planted on European soil. The planting took place on the occasion of the G7 Summit, which was held in Ise, Japan. Date: 26/05/2016. Location: Ise - Grand Shrine. © European Union, 2016 /Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Ken Shimizu.

Merkel refuses to consider the North-South schism of Eurozone

The European leaders who form the EU ‘directoire’ may get together as many times as they like, but still appear incapable of solving the club’s … [Read More...]

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at the Meeting of the High Level Steering Group on European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (© European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lieven Creemers)

The big challenge of leadership and entrepreneurship in Europe

Exclusively written for The Sting by Mr. Yann Camus, President of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprsises (JADE). Nowadays, leaders … [Read More...]

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VW emissions scandal: EU unable to protect its consumers against large multinationals

  European governments and officials seem incompetent to protect on the one hand their car consumers and on the other the environment, … [Read More...]

Memorial Day, May 29, 2016. (From Trump-Pence Press site. Gallery, On The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump).

It’s Trump’s anti-globalization and inward-looking rhetoric that perturbs GOP and US

Never before in the American political history, a few months ahead of the November Presidential election, one of the two systemic parties had … [Read More...]

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China Unlimited Special Report: at the heart of Beijing

The first day of the China Unlimited trip commenced with the opening ceremony at Hanban Headquarters, China’s main body of dissemination and growth of … [Read More...]

From left to right: Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN, Turkish President.
Location: Istanbul - TURKEY. Date: 04/03/2016. Source: EC – Audiovisual Service.
© European Union, 2016.

Is it just visa-free travel that Erdogan demands from the EU to not break the migration deal?

Last Monday Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, mentioned in the German newspaper Bild that Turkey is most likely to step out of the refugee … [Read More...]

The interviewee, Mr Sandor Meszaros, is a winner of the China Unlimited competition and former Ambassador of Hungary to China (The European Sting, 2016)

China Unlimited: an exclusive interview with the former Ambassador of Hungary to China

On the aftermath of the China Unlimited trip that was completed a few days ago, Mr Panos Katsampanis, Co-Founder of The European Sting took an … [Read More...]

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Is “Sustainable Development” a concept that integrates Health Literacy and Health Policy as a global health action?

    Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Bruna Schwaab, student of Medicine at the Univille University in Joinville City, Brazil. Ms … [Read More...]

Handshake between Ömer Çelik, on the left, and Federica Mogherini
Date: 30/06/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. © European Union, 2016. Photo: Georges Boulougouris

Turkey to let EU alone struggle with the migrant crisis while enhancing its economic ties with Russia instead?

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday in St. Petersburg to improve their relationships after … [Read More...]

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China Unlimited Special Report: The trip to China

The European Sting, the media partner of the China Unlimited competition, travelled to China from the 22nd July to the 2nd of August 2016 to cover the … [Read More...]

Professional training courses for unemployed at TechnoCampus, Gosselies - TechnoCampus aims to be a reference centre for training and awareness of new technology businesses. It’s located just behind the airport of Charleroi, in Belgium. With its integrated approach "design & manufacture", it offers training, upstream on drawing softwares, computer-aided design and quality control related training (metrology). (Date: 03/09/2015. Location: Gosselies. © European Union, 2015/Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Maciej Szkopanski.

Gloomy new statistics signify no end to Eurozone’s economic misery

The economic misery of the Eurozone doesn’t seem to have an end. According to a preliminary estimate by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical service, GDP … [Read More...]

Handshake between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the right, and Dimitris Avramopoulos
Location: Ankara – Turkey. Date: 04/04/2016. 
Source: EC - Audiovisual Service.
© European Union, 2016. Photo: Adem Altan

Will Europe be able to deal with the migration crisis alone if Turkey quits the pact?

The European Union keeps on focusing on the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on the migration crisis despite being threatened by Turkey that … [Read More...]

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The Indian case: health policies need to keep pace with public health literacy

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ramya Jayasimha, a third year medical student at Bangalore Karnataka. Ms Jayasimha is affiliated with the … [Read More...]

Deutsche Bank Towers – Walkway from Tower A to Tower B. Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. (Deutsche Bank Audiovisual Services, August 6, 2015).

No end to Deutsche Bank’s problems: new litigations in the US and frailty in EU stress test

Last Wednesday, Deutsche Bank’s shares fell by 4.5% in the first hour of trading in Frankfurt, after the bank released its second quarter results, … [Read More...]