The Sting’s Mission

The European Sting is a new Media Project that was born out of frustration, our sincere frustration about the lack of insightful and independent news service in Europe. The Sting was born as an idea by people who are working or have worked in the media arena of EU affairs and our common denominator is disappointment. We cannot believe that the citizens of the world, European or not European, cannot have free access to factual journalism.

People need to know what is really happening in Europe. The European Union is a collective democratic political and economical project and all the EU officials and stakeholders must account to each one of the 500 million people who give meaning to the word Europe. It is the right of every European and world citizen to be provided with top quality insightful journalism about the European affairs, regardless of her education or background.

The European Sting is sending an open invitation to the citizens of the world to find out what is really happening in European Affairs and what are the consequences of decision-making in Europe to the rest of the world. What is more, the Sting welcomes its readers to take part in this constructive and critical dialogue for a better Europe. Everyone has the right to publish a critical story at the Sting, everyone has the right to place another stone in the barrier that will keep away bad and biased information about Europe and will secure a better European Democracy.

Early Milestones

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Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Four ways Europe can become a global innovation leader

Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability support programme

There’s a new global technology race. It needs better trade rules

Monday’s Daily Brief: #ClimateAction for the Pacific, Gaza blockade, attack in Burkina Faso

‘Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror’, says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites

Sustainable finance: Commission welcomes deal on an EU-wide classification system for sustainable investments (Taxonomy)

Enlargement reports: MEPs fully support Western Balkans’ European future

Migration crisis update: The “Habsburg Empire” comes back to life while EU loses control

Reimagining the future of the tax system

Counting spillovers from the fast track EU-US free trade agreement

Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse – UN urges greater protection

COVID-19: Emerging technologies are now critical infrastructure – what that means for governance

EU voters not interested in the European Parliament elections. What’s behind this European Titanic?

Darfur peace process at a ‘standstill’ as demonstrations against Sudanese Government continue

Scaling for success: SMEs, tech innovations and the ITU Telecom World Awards 2019, in association with The European Sting

This massive project in Spain is the latest milestone in Europe’s solar power boom

Indonesia has a plan to deal with its plastic waste problem

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

Aluminium can help to build the circular economy. Here’s how

UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan

How a ‘recipe dataset’ could help tackle obesity and diabetes

4 ways to build a net-zero economy by 2050

COVID-19: Boosting aid for farmers from the EU rural development fund

Border management: Commission welcomes political agreement towards making European Travel Information and Authorisation System operational

European Union backs peace and security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with new aid for police reform

Schaeuble wants IMF out and bailouts ‘a la carte’ with Germany only to gain

More than half of EU consumers have environmental impact in mind when shopping, new survey reveals

EU to relocate 40,000 migrants across the bloc: first step of a long due substantial reform?

A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council

Benjamin Franklin was wrong: Amazon can tax evade

Cohesion Policy after 2020: preparing the future of EU investments in health

EU and Amazon cut deal to end antitrust investigation over e-books deals

With 10 million Yemenis ‘one step away from famine’, donors pledge $2.6 billion

1 in 7 people would choose not to fly because of climate change

UN chief condemns air strike that hit school bus in northern Yemen, killing scores of children

The needs, challenges and power dynamics of refugee resettlement

Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement

EU budget: Reinforcing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

Parliament calls on EU Commission to step up action against dangerous chemicals

Africans can fight COVID-19 with stakeholder capitalism

SMEs are the most valuable partners. Here’s why

Long-term EU budget: The Union’s ambitions must be matched with sufficient reliable funding

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help us beat COVID-19

The mental domain in times of a pandemic

Earthquake: Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena

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A Sting Exclusive: “Education in Europe, fostering skills development inside and outside the school system”

Somalia: UN mission head condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Galkayo

Women and girls in science – from aspiration to reality

Youth leaders share positive visions of the future, as Guterres launches UN75 in New York

Building cybersecurity capacity through benchmarking: the Global Cybersecurity Index

Are vaccines enough? To end COVID-19 we need more innovation – and more access

ECB embarks on the risky trip to Eurozone banking universe

COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

European Semester Autumn Package: Creating an economy that works for people and the planet

MEPs call for concrete details and novel tools to address the economic crisis

Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency

7 ways to break the fast fashion habit – and save the planet

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

Women’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’ says Guterres, marking International Day

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  1. We too, with many decades of work in the EU institutions, work with the same spirit and vision. Congratulations and good luck !!!

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