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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 systematically undermined its own candidate’s prospects to … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

Deutsche Bank Towers – View of the entrance. Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. (Deutsche Bank Audiovisual Services).

Deutsche Bank: the next financial crisis is here and the lenders need €150 billion from taxpayers

Last Monday David Folkerts-Landau, the chief economist of Deutsche Bank, the ailing largest lender of Germany, in an interview with the prestigious … [Read More...]

Deutsche Börse. The main building in Frankfurt am Main. No need to say that last week the London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) shareholders approved the merger with the German bourse with the astonishing 99.98%. It is clear that, after 23 June, London begs for the merger. (Deutsche Börse Audiovisual Services).

Brexit casts a shadow over the LSE – Deutsche Börse merger: a tracer of how or if brexit is to be implemented

One of the most direct and important consequences of the Brexit vote is the uncertainty it casts on the merger of Europe’s largest stock exchanges and … [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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The EU finally seizes the opportunity to support the sharing economy?

Last week, the much awaited response around the fate of the so-called “sharing economy” in Europe arrived from Brussels, and big players such as Uber … [Read More...]

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Google once more under EU crossfire from a possible record fine and new Right to be forgotten case

Many years have passed but the controversial conflict between the European Commission and Google doesn’t seem to be reaching any equilibrium. Indeed … [Read More...]

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society, and Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, gave a joint press conference on the presentation of the path to digitise European industry. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Georges Boulougouris.

The EU cuts roaming charges further while the UK weighs Brexit impact

Since April 30, using a mobile phone within the EU is significantly cheaper for European citizens. Last Saturday, 30 of April, a new interim cap on … [Read More...]

Press conference by Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC, on Interim Report of the State aid Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms
Date: 13/04/2016. Location: Brussels – EC/Berlaymont. © European Union, 2016 / Source: EC – Audiovisual Service / Photo: Georges Boulougouris.

Vestager vs. Google: a fight to ensure a competitive innovation framework

The EU Consumer and Competition Day took place yesterday in Amsterdam with Margrethe Vestager to reveal her will to charge Google for exploiting … [Read More...]

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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...]

Ms Ude Ucha Kalu is a medical student in Lagos, Nigeria.

Where do health literacy and health policy meet?

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...]

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner responsible for Health and Food Safety. © European Union , 2016 / Date: 17/06/2016. Source: EC – Audiovisual  
Location: Luxembourg - LUXEMBOURG

The issue of health literacy and how it affects European health policies

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Lili Diana Szabo, a medical student at Semmelweis University, Hungary. Ms Szabo is affiliated with the … [Read More...]

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council (on the left), some months ago visited the countries along the Balkan route and Turkey. In Istanbul he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Shoot location: Istanbul – Turkey. Shoot date: 04/03/2016. Copyright: 'The European Union')

The West castigates Turkey’s Erdogan for the ruthless political cleansing

Last week, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defied his western allies, who have called for restrain and the rule of law in the wide ranging … [Read More...]

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (on the right), received Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey at Commission headquarters in Brussels. At that time the issue was to assist the country in managing the situation of a very large influx of refugees and preventing irregular migratory flows from Turkey to the EU. Date: 05/10/2015. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont.

The US and EU decisively oppose Erdogan’s plans for Turkey and beyond

Last Monday, John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, participated in the EU Foreign ministers’ council in Brussels, where the main topic on the agenda … [Read More...]

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European Junior Enterprises to address the significant skills mismatch in the EU between school and employment

On June 10th this year the European Commission launched the new Skills Agenda for Europe, to which we participated providing our expertise concerning … [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...]

Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation (on the right) met Boris Johnson in London, when the latter was the then Mayor of the British capital. (Date: 23/03/2015. Location: London - City Hall. © European Union, 2015 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Cyril Villemain).

Britain declares trade war on mainland Europe

The new British Prime Minister Theresa May’s choices of Boris Johnson as Foreign minister and David Davis as 'Secretary of State for Exiting the … [Read More...]

Mrs Theresa May, UK’s new Prime Minister, at Justice and Home Affairs Council as Secretary of Home Affairs (European Council Newsroom, 2015)

Brexit mission impossible: Theresa May was so desperate that had to appoint Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary

It's been only three weeks since the EU referendum and Britain seems to be already changing dramatically. Theresa May has already become the second … [Read More...]

Deutsche Bank Towers – View of the entrance. Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. (Deutsche Bank Audiovisual Services).

Deutsche Bank: the next financial crisis is here and the lenders need €150 billion from taxpayers

Last Monday David Folkerts-Landau, the chief economist of Deutsche Bank, the ailing largest lender of Germany, in an interview with the prestigious … [Read More...]

The President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, on the left, and Barack Obama, President of the United Stated of America
at the NATO Summit in Warsaw last weekend (© European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Etienne Ansotte)

How will the NATO-EU competition evolve in the post Brexit era?

Last Saturday NATO’s Summit in Warsaw concluded after two days of tight discussions between member states on how to address current threats and react … [Read More...]

Ambassador Yang Yanyi Chinese Mission to EU

The South China Sea Arbitration: Illegal, Illegitimate and Invalid

This article was written for the European Sting by HE Ambassador Yang Yanyi of the Chinese Mission to EU in Brussels. If I have to choose three words … [Read More...]

Deutsche Börse. The main building in Frankfurt am Main. No need to say that last week the London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) shareholders approved the merger with the German bourse with the astonishing 99.98%. It is clear that, after 23 June, London begs for the merger. (Deutsche Börse Audiovisual Services).

Brexit casts a shadow over the LSE – Deutsche Börse merger: a tracer of how or if brexit is to be implemented

One of the most direct and important consequences of the Brexit vote is the uncertainty it casts on the merger of Europe’s largest stock exchanges and … [Read More...]

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner responsible for Health and Food Safety. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lieven Creemers.

“Access denied”: the Greek health system under pressure

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Vassiliki Samartzi, a third year medical student at University of Patras, Greece and Mr Nikolaos Karvelas, … [Read More...]

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and several members of the EC College participated in the European Parliament plenary session and the weekly Commission meeting, which was held on 05/07/2016. From the left to the right: Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Jean-Claude Juncker and Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of Commission, in charge of Energy Union. Date: 05/07/2016. Location: Strasbourg – European Parliamnet.© European Union, 2016 / Photo: Jean-François Badias.

EU free-trade agreements with Canada and US: imagine the fallout if put to national referendums

When it comes to ‘selling’ its proposals to EU member states’ government and peoples, the European Commission turns the calendar some centuries back … [Read More...]

A view inside the London Stock Exchange.
Location: London - Stock Exchange / Reference: P-029216/00-01 / Date: 02/10/2015. © European Union  , 2015 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Jack Taylor

Brexit uncertainty keeps shaking the world’s financial markets

The Bank of England (BoE) published yesterday its Financial Stability Report warning about the risks that the UK economy is facing after the Brexit … [Read More...]

Event Date: 28/06/2016
Extraordinary Plenary session - Vote of a resolution analysing the outcome and ways forward
Reference: EP-038833A
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source : EP.

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson: who forced the two ‘brave’ Brexiteers to quit?

There is hardly anyone who has something between the ears that can deny the unecessary trouble Britain has put itself into following the Brexit vote … [Read More...]

Deutsche Bank. Overview of the trading floor in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Deutsche Bank audiovisual Services).

Deutsche Bank slammed by the US-based trio of IMF, Fed and Moody’s

Last Thursday morning the International Monetary Fund and the American central bank, the Fed, simultaneously but in the face of it independently, … [Read More...]

Mrs Charlene Chau is a medical student

A reflection of health inequity in recent epidemics

Exclusively written for the Sting by Miss Charlene Chau, student and global health enthusiast, eager to exchange solutions on global health issues and … [Read More...]

European Council - June 2016. EU Heads of State or Government met on 28 June 2016 in Brussels. Over dinner the Heads of State or Government discussed the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom with Prime Minister Cameron (first from right). Here Cameron is pictured with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel. (Shoot location: Brussels – Belgium. Shoot date: 28/06/2016. Copyright: 'The European Union').

Is there a de facto impossibility for the Brexit to kick-start?

Quite understandably, the European Union leaders including of course the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French President Francois Hollande and … [Read More...]

Mr David CAMERON, UK Prime Minister.
Shoot location: Brussels - BELGIUM
Shoot date: 28/06/2016
Copyright: No commercial use. Credit 'The European Union'

EU revengefully shows no mercy to Cameron by demanding a fast and sloppy Brexit now

One of the most historicals EU summits is taking place today in Brussels with 27 instead of 28 member states attending the meeting, leaving Britain … [Read More...]

Event Date: 15/06/2016
Leave supporters hold flags as they stand on Westminster Bridge during an EU referendum campaign stunt in which a flotilla of boats supporting Leave sailed up the River Thames outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Reference: EP-037803A
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source : EPAPimages.

Biggest London City Banks ready to move core European operations to Frankfurt or Dublin?

The United Kingdom last week has voted to leave the European Union and thus opened the most uncertain chapter of its modern history. The business side … [Read More...]

A photographic synthesis from the “Vote Leave campaign for a Leave vote in the EU Referendum”, Audiovisual Services. It reminds to all main land Europeans that soon they would have to answer the questions of the Home Office official in order to enter the UK. Many of us do remember the procedure. (http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/campaign)

The Brits are not an exception and that’s why they voted to leave

The choice made by a bit more than half of the adult Britons to exit the European Union has already triggered financial and political turmoil. In a … [Read More...]

©AP Images/ European Union-EP

Brexit: when the hubris of one man can set the UK, the EU and the entire world on fire

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Panos Katsampanis, PhD candidate in European Studies at King's College London University who … [Read More...]