New roadmap toward healthier and cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Endorsed Content Today, UN Environment and the European Commission agreed to deepen their cooperation through the 2018 Oceans Roadmap 2.0,  addressing in particular the threats of pollution and marine litter, in line with UN Environment and EC international commitments and the implementation of ocean related Sustainable Development Goals. The Roadmap 2.0 on Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans sees a strengthened […]

IMF: All you want to know about Argentina

This article is brought to you in association with the International Monetary Fund Written by IMF staff Frequently asked questions about Argentina, June 7, 2018 How much money will be disbursed to Argentina to support the new economic plan? Argentina and IMF staff have reached an agreement on an economic plan that can be supported by […]

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

Sponsored content Competition seeks out most innovative tech solutions with global impact The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT) – is now accepting entries for the ITU Telecom World Awards 2018, recognizing the most outstanding and innovative initiatives around the globe using ICTs for social […]

The remote doctor in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Mamya Islam Juthy, a 22 year-old student, from Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a 5th year medical student in Mymensingh Medical College,which is one of the renowned medical colleges in Bangladesh. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in […]

From Shadows to Sunlight, Paraguay’s Road to Transparency

This article is brought to you in association with IMF Blog Current Paraguayan Finance Minister Lea Giménez Duarte knows first-hand that transparency pays off. In this podcast, Duarte says the changes began after the government passed a transparency law in 2014. “We started to rethink about how we manage resources, and why it’s important for […]

IMF: The near-term outlook for the U.S. economy is one of strong growth and job creation

This article is brought to you in association with the International Monetary Fund. It has being released by IMF’s Communications Department IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission for the United States of America A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most […]

Our Digital Future

This article is brought to you in association with IMFBlog Written by Camilla Lund Andersen “Money makes the world go around,” Liza Minnelli famously sang in the movie Cabaret. Money has for centuries been central to human relationships. Loss of faith in its value can result in economic and political instability, even war. In the […]

Countdown To GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Is On

Sponsored content GSMA Puts Final Touches on Seventh Edition of Shanghai Event; Announces Additional Speakers, Developments in Exhibition and Partner Programmes 14 June 2018, Hong Kong: With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years […]

The AI moment: preparing for the revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with ITU. Artificial intelligence, AI, is the next big technology to have entered mainstream consciousness. From eerie androids such as Sophia to the silent efficiency of automated delivery systems in modern Amazon warehouses, the growth of autonomous driving and the […]

Millennials (and Gen X) – Here are the steps you should take to secure your financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Han Yik, Head of Institutional Investors, World Economic Forum I know what you’re thinking – yet another lecture on how millennials need to save more. Before you roll your eyes and move on, hear me out. Do you […]

2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Maria Ressa of the Philippines

Endorsed content It is time for the 70th World News Media Congress, organised by WAN-IFRA. This year it takes place in Estoril, Portugal. The European Sting is the only EU Media from Brussels to partner with the world’s most important congress of the news and media sector, affirming once more our powerful position in the […]

New Report Offers Global Outlook on Efforts to Beat Plastic Pollution

Endorsed content A new report by UN Environment examines the state of plastic pollution in 2018. The report offers the first comprehensive global assessment of government action against plastic pollution. The analysis features best practices and lessons learned from cases studies on single-use bans, levies and other forms of government intervention. UN experts suggest a […]

The remote doctor, can it ever work?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Haris Čampara, Student at Medical faculty, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hee is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

“We always honor our words, and in that respect we expect our partners to honor their words as well”, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi highlights live from Brussels

Earlier this morning the High Representative/Vice-President Ms Federica Mogherini met with Mr Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China during the annual and much anticipated EU-China Strategic Dialogue. Last year, this high level dialogue meeting took place in Beijing and this year it was naturally Brussels’ turn. […]

Bridging the gap: Health through technology

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Afrida khanam, a final year MBBS student at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Zuckerberg preaches that Artificial Intelligence will protect Data Privacy in Facebook whereas Verhofstadt demands the big European state to take charge

Earlier this evening Mark Zuckerberg accepted the invite by the European Parliament in Brussels for a much discussed Q&A on Data Privacy in the EU. The European Sting was at the EP to report live.   The major EU politicians and heads of European political parties tried to corner Facebook’s founder with tough questions about […]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: “Am I a real Boy?”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Ahmed Rafay Afzal, a medical student from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan, currently pursuing a career in United States. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Sudan: Health challenges in the Sustainable Development Goals era

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Azza Abdelmagid, a Sudanese 4th-year medical student from University of Alzaiem Alazhari. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

iSting: a reader’s thoughts on the UN Environment Assembly 2017

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate readers Mr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Plastique! If current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

Virtual Doctor: a core part of modern healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Sereen Afza Hussain, a final year MBBS student at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Why do medical curricula shouldn’t neglect the Sustainable Development Goals

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Bianca Quintella, a 4th year Brazilian medical student. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. Whose are the sustainable […]

Does the Erasmus program really contribute to the construction of a solid EU identity?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate readers Mr Luca Arfini. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Right now, in a period of several crises challenging the EU’s stability, the sense of belonging that the EU citizens have towards the European […]

“Prevention is better than cure”: the main goal of modern medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nicolo Baldini, a medicine and surgery student at Università Politecnica Delle Marche. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. […]

Future Forces Forum: Prague will be hosting the most important project in the field of Defence and Security

Sponsore content The most important domestic event in the field of defense and security FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) will take place at PVA EXPO PRAHA on October 17 – 19, 2018. FFF is the largest meeting of military and security industries with representatives of national armies, NATO, scientific communities, universities and other organizations. Experts and […]

SDGs and the historical and economic impact on Brazilian health

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabrielle Bonilha Miranda, a 22 years old student who is currently coursing the second year of medical school. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

“A global threat lies ahead worsened after the EU’s green light to the Bayer-Monsanto merger”, a Sting Exclusive by the President of Slow Food

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Carlo Petrini, founder and President of Slow Food, a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. The opinion expressed in this piece belongs strictly to the writer and does not necessarily reflect The […]

Medical Education is #NotATarget

Endorsed content The attacks on healthcare are a shocking reality of ongoing violent conflicts. Healthcare workers are being attacked, kidnapped, and killed. Healthcare facilities are damaged, looted, and bombed. The right to health is not upheld – populations suffering from the consequences of armed conflicts are not able to access the much needed services. In […]

“A sustainable economy, low-carbon, resource-efficient, resilient and more competitive on the global stage”, EU Commissioner Vella in a Sting Exclusive

EU Commissioner Vella’s exclusive opinion editorial is published in response to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Erik Solheim’s cutting-edge article on renewable energy investment and sustainable finance exclusively published at The Sting on 13 April 2018. The opinions expressed in this Sting Exclusive belong to the EU Commissioner. Environmental risks to the economy cannot be ignored. The […]

Joint advocacy letter template to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Endorsed content The below is a press release of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and IPPNW Students. We live in one of the most fragile eras since the end of the Cold War. With rising political tension and sharp nuclear rhetorics, the world faces several challenges in its approach to the world’s nuclear […]

ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place in Durban, South Africa

Sponsored Content ITU Telecom World 2018 ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place from 10 -13 September in  Durban, South Africa, a dynamic regional commercial hub in the spectacular Kwazulu Natal province. The global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation through partnerhsips and collaboration to improve lives faster, and make the […]