Human rights breaches in Belarus, Ethiopia, and Algeria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Belarus, Ethiopia, and Algeria. Human rights violations in Belarus, in particular the murder of Raman Bandarenka. Parliament condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of Raman Bandarenka […]

Polish de facto ban on abortion puts women’s lives at risk, says Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs condemn the setback to women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Poland and stress the EU’s legal obligation to uphold and protect them. In a resolution adopted with 455 votes to 145 and 71 abstentions, Parliament says that the ruling of 22 October by […]

The role of medical students in closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bhanavath Bhanu, a 2nd year medical student from Bhaskar Medical College from India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

There’s no vaccine for the infodemic – so how can we combat the virus of misinformation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum & Alexander Court, Marketing Communications Lead, World Economic Forum Fake news about COVID, its origins, treatment and prevention, has gone viral. UN has launched counter-attack, wants you to help. Storyful founder […]

Poor diets may to be blame for 20cm height gaps among children, study says

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Researchers assessed the height and weight of 65 million school-aged children and adolescents in 193 countries. Lack of healthy nutrition in school years was behind a 20cm height gap across nations, the […]

Parliament wants to grant EU consumers a “right to repair”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament wants to boost sustainability by promoting reuse and repairs and by tackling practices that shorten the lifespan of products. The resolution on a more sustainable Single Market was adopted with 395 in favour, 94 against and 207 abstentions. MEPs call on the Commission […]

Media freedom: EP warns of attempts to silence critics and undermine pluralism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is deeply concerned about the state of media freedom within the EU and denounces the violence, harassment and pressure faced by journalists. In a resolution adopted with 553 votes to 54 and 89 abstentions, Parliament points to “attempts by governments of some member […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights : the role of medical students.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a fourth year medical student from MSAI India, studying at ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Affordable, accessible and safe medicines for all: the Commission presents a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure patients have access to innovative and affordable medicines and to support the competitiveness, innovative capacity and sustainability of the EU’s pharmaceutical industry. The Strategy will allow Europe to cover its pharmaceutical needs, […]

Commission proposes measures to boost data sharing and support European data spaces

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To better exploit the potential of ever-growing data in a trustworthy European framework, the Commission today proposes new rules on data governance. The Regulation will facilitate data sharing across the EU and between sectors to create wealth for society, increase control and trust of […]

Role of Medical Student in accelerating Women’s Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Annu Bubna, a 22 years old, 7th Semester Medical Student of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

EU survey confirms citizens’ call for EU to have more powers to tackle pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the grip of the second wave of coronavirus, two thirds of EU citizens call for more EU competence and an EU budget with sufficient means to tackle the crisis. The European Parliament released today the full results of its third survey this year […]

How upskilling could help cities rebuild after Coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rory Heilakka, Principal, Oliver Wyman Cities, impacted by COVID-19, will need to retrain workers who have lost jobs in the pandemic or risk losing residents. Targeted programs and partnerships can steer workers toward fields where employers are hiring. […]

EU should set goal to end homelessness by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament approved a series of recommendations to combat homelessness and end housing exclusion in the EU. In the resolution adopted with 647 votes in favour, 13 against and 32 abstentions, Parliament highlights the precarious living situation of over 700,000 persons who face […]

Promoting Equality for Women in the Healthcare Industry : A Physician’s Reflection on His Experiences as a Medical Student

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Andy Nugraha, currently studying at Airlangga Medical Faculty in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Letter to The European Sting from Italy

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The populist wave has brought out a more crude and extremist right than the traditional one. The big political question is whether we are […]

Baking The Galette-des-rois Of Egalitarianism

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aman Nandanwar is a first year medical student in Govt. Medical College, Chhindwara, MP and a member of Medical Students Association Of India (MSAI). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Spread Her Wings: Let Her Fly

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Asadur Rahman Nabin, National Officer on Human Rights and Peace from BMSS Bangladesh, medical student of Bangladesh Medical College. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Protecting the front line: the healthcare of health professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fernanda Clara da Silva, a student of the fourth period of Medicine in Rio Grande do Norte State University (UERN), Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Why small farms are key to the future of food – and how we can support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Small-scale farmers and rural populations are disproportionately among the poor and hungry. But they are also the best hope for increasing land productivity and crop diversity to feed […]

EU survey confirms citizens’ call for EU to have more powers to tackle pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the grip of the second wave of coronavirus, two thirds of EU citizens call for more EU competence and an EU budget with sufficient means to tackle the crisis. The European Parliament released today the full results of its third survey this year […]

Women Empowering inside Medical Schools

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fernanda Pacheco Mendes Coelho and Marcelle Rodrigues Carneiro de Souza Reis, two 3rd-year medical students at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos – UNICEPLAC at Brasília, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

An expert explains: How to turn industrial carbon emissions into building materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. By 2040, Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) wants to lock away 1 billion tonnes of CO2 in building materials. Sophia Hamblin Wang is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shapers and COO of Mineral Carbonation International. Here she explains the process and how […]

Tigray conflict: EU humanitarian support to Ethiopian refugees reaching Sudan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As more and more Ethiopian refugees fleeing conflict continue to reach the Sudanese borders, the European Commission is mobilising an initial €4 million in emergency assistance to help support the displaced people arriving in Sudan. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said: “There is […]

Mergers: Commission refers acquisition of newly created joint venture by Telefónica and Liberty Global to the UK competition authority

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission has referred the proposed acquisition by Telefónica S.A. and Liberty Global PLC of a newly created joint venture to the Consumers and Market Authority (“CMA”) of the UK, at its request. The proposed joint venture will combine Telefónica’s UK Limited business […]

5 ways social entrepreneurs are helping farmers feed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum The world is facing a food crisis that threatens lives and livelihoods around the globe, as well as our planet. Here are five innovative […]

Building the future of EU strategic foresight – Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the annual conference of the European Policy and Strategy Analysis System

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” First of all, my thanks to President Sassoli for his kind words, and to Anthony Teasdale for helping to reinforce the ESPAS community over the past few years. It is crucial that we work together across EU institutions – and also […]

Tigray conflict: EU humanitarian support to Ethiopian refugees reaching Sudan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As more and more Ethiopian refugees fleeing conflict continue to reach the Sudanese borders, the European Commission is mobilising an initial €4 million in emergency assistance to help support the displaced people arriving in Sudan. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said: “There is […]

Nagorno Karabakh: EU allocates additional €3 million in emergency aid for civilians affected by the hostilities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has announced an additional €3 million in humanitarian support to ensure critical assistance to the civilians most affected by the conflict in and around Nagorno Karabakh. This funding comes on top of €900,000 allocated since early October when the hostilities started. Commissioner […]

Eliminating gender based bias in medicine: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Akshara Singh, a 2nd year student at Baroda Medical College, Baroda, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

How has technology changed – and changed us – in the past 20 years?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, U.S. Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Since the dotcom bubble burst back in 2000, technology has radically transformed our societies and our daily lives. From smartphones to social media and healthcare, here’s a brief history of […]

REACT-EU: additional support of €47.5 billion agreed to address impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU institutions reached a provisional agreement on deploying additional EU resources and measures to mitigate the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis. On 18 November, European Parliament and Council concluded negotiations on providing assistance to foster crisis repair in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Coronavirus: Commission approves contract with CureVac to ensure access to a potential vaccine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission approved a fifth contract with the European pharmaceutical company CureVac, which provides for the initial purchase of 225 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States, plus an option to request up to a further 180 million doses, to […]