The European Brain Drain: hard facts and harder truths

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old medical student in his final year at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 […]

Medical workforce migration in Europe – Is it really a problem?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Rytis Trojanas, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Mr Trojanas is the Secretary General at Lithuanian Medical Students’ Association. 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 […]

Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient Growth amid increased uncertainty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1% this year and 2% next year in both the EU and the euro area. However, after five consecutive quarters of vigorous expansion, the economic momentum moderated in the first half of 2018 […]

Brain Drain: Follow your dreams, wherever they might take you

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Catarina Pais Rodrigues, a 4th year medical student from Portugal. 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. […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Europe needs decisive progress for stronger cybersecurity”, EU Commissioner Gabriel highlights from Brussels

This cutting-edge article on Cybersecurity was exclusively written for The Sting by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel. The opinions expressed hereby belong to our distinguished writer. Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest policy challenges in the digital area. It has become a cross-cutting issue that not only concerns the […]

The European Brain Drain: a truth or a myth?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old student in his final year as a medical student at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 […]

A Sting Exclusive: “EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan – Laying down the foundations for a Greener Financial System”, by European Commission’s Vice-President Dombrovskis

Mr Dombrovskis’ exclusive piece is another precious response to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Erik Solheim’s cutting-edge article on renewable energy investment and Sustainable Finance, exclusively written for The Sting. European Commissioner Vella had initially replied to the Head of UN Environment with his own insightful article on Sustainable Finance. These world-shaping articles constitute the most consequential High Level dialogue in European media […]

Connected Claims returns to London in 2018

Sponsored content Following on from their hugely successful Connected Claims USA Summit, 250 of insurance’s most senior claims leaders and innovators will convene at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in London for Connected Claims Europe (29th-30th October), Insurance Nexus have just announced. With no industry having invested more in AI than insurance did in 2017, […]

Brain Drain remains a crucial and unresolved issue

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Msİrem Aktar, student in the first year of  İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine in İstanbul,Turkey. . 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 […]

On the detention of children in the United States of America

Endorsed content of The Sting’s close partner, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) All children have the right to opportunities to survive, grow and develop with physical, emotional and social well-being. These rights are defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR), which applies human rights to all age groups, […]

Ecocraft: take gaming to another level by greening Minecraft

Endorsed content Amsterdam, 25 June 2018: 500 youths gathered in the iconic Amsterdam Arena football stadium on the weekend to simulate building more sustainable cities on one of the world’s most popular computer games. The Geocraft plug-in to the renowned Minecraft© game puts urban planning decisions in the hands of players, replicating the real world in […]

A Sting Exclusive live from Brussels: Solheim’s consequential visit leading the world and the UN

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by the Head of UN Environment at the end of his impactful visit in Brussels which was concluded earlier today. The opinions belong to the distinguished writer and global UN leader.  “In Europe we see the kind of vision, innovation and partnerships that will drive progress for […]

Japan initiates WTO dispute complaint against Korean duties on steel

This article is brought to you in association with the WTO. Japan has requested WTO dispute consultations with Korea regarding Korean anti-dumping duties levied on stainless steel bars from Japan. The request was circulated to WTO members on 21 June. Japan claims a thirds sunset review by Korean authorities which led to a decision to maintain […]

MARKUP initiative to boost market access to Europe for East African SMEs

This article is brought to you in association with the ITC. (Arusha, Tanzania) – Agribusinesses in East African Community (EAC) countries are to benefit from greater business opportunities in both East African and European markets thanks to a new initiative funded by the European Union. Unveiled today in Arusha, Tanzania, the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) […]

Norway initiates WTO dispute complaint against US steel, aluminium duties

This article is brought to you in association with the WTO. Norway has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 June. Norway claims the US duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium […]

The European brain drain and the deteriorating medical workforce

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Divij Sharma, a final year medical student belonging to Mumbai, India. He is the State Director of MSAI Eastern Zone (Medical Student Association of India) and a local officer of SCOME at IFMSA. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in […]

IMF’s Lagarde: Ukraine must fight corruption

This story is brought to you in association with the International Monetary Fund Statement by the IMF Managing Director on Ukraine, June 19, 2018 Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, spoke yesterday about recent events. Following the call, Ms. Lagarde issued the following statement: “I […]

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 […]