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) […]

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 […]

The race for Driverless vehicles: where is the industry heading?

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms Rachel Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The disruption is imminent. But how far do we still have to go? The ability to not just dream of a better future but […]

Managing and resolving conflicts in a politically inclined group of team members

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms Rachel Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. In every workplace, where teamwork is an integral part of the working process, conflicts are inevitable. However, in a politically charged environment, many managers […]

Climate Change Revolution: by-laws for the world

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. This year’s summit held in Bonn, Germany was mainly focused on Fiji, a country in the South Pacific which faced the costliest […]

The creative technology and its advancements

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mrs Rachael Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The development in science and its ability to create and enhance the machines we work with has led us to […]

Is history a new NATO weapons against Russia?

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Adomas Abromaitis. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. On Wednesday NATO and Russia have got a new reason to argue and make claims to each other. NATO posted an 8-minute online documentary feature video, […]

Why Indian students are going abroad to become Doctors?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mr Ravindra Nath. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The total number of Indian students going abroad to become doctors has been steadily increasing over the years. A large number of […]

Access to ‘affordable’ medicines in India: challenges & solutions

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mr Ravindra Nath. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Accessibility to medicines is the fundamental right of every person. Medicines are integral parts of the health care and the modern health […]

How bad could British healthcare get for its citizens abroad post-Brexit?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mrs Rachael Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Brexit was a surprising yet saddening event for most people in the country. However, it is a reality that many British have come […]

The increasing drug prices in Europe

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Rachel Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Rising drug prices have not been a recent issue, it has always been a part and parcel of the medical expenses. Not only is the United […]

South Sudan’s foreseen genocide: from “Never Again” to “Again and Again and Again”?

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Alexandros Liakopoulos. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  At the end of the Second World War, after the world has discovered the industrialized, methodologically perfected genocide of the Jews, among other peoples, by the […]

Social Entrepreneurship in the times of the refugee crisis

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Kassandra Petersen, former Vice-President of JADE (European Confederation of Junior Enterprises). The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  In a society and world that seems to be shaken by one economic, […]

Nitrate pollution of water sources: new impulses for EU Water Policy?

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Viviana Vaira. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  In 2015 expired the first five-year management cycle related to the implementation of the Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a […]

Apple’s tax avoidance scheme remains as creative as their new iPhone

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Rachel Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The annual report released by Apple is hinting very strongly that they are continuing to earn good profits, which are unfortunately being funneled offshore to avoid […]

Donald Trump’s victory is a great opening for global EU leadership on the sustainability agenda

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Alexandros Liakopoulos. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Finally, after a long and extraordinary in multiple respects clash of the US political parties, the American people decided that Donald Trump should become the 45th […]

Does Switzerland really need more medical students?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Jérémy Glasner & March Eich (swimsa Co-Vice-presidents for Medical Education 2015/16), both medical students from Switzerland. The translation was made by Federico Mazzola (swimsa President 2016/17). The writers are members of Swiss Medical Students’ Association (swimsa) Medical Education Committee, affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). It is no secret – every […]

“Fortress Europe”, “Pegida” and its laughing stocks

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by a Brussels-based passionate reader of German origin with significant experience in EU affairs. The fact that the refugee crisis is dividing Germany is no news. Just a few days ago, CDU[1] – member of the Bundestag[2] Bettina Kudla criticized Merkel’s asylum policy on Twitter, labelling it as […]

Humanitarian Aid 2016: The needs, the highlights, the crisis and the relief

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Simran Inlani, medical student with experience in humanitarian action. Mrs Inlani is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s more persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Humanitarian aid is the aid and plan of action designed to save lives, […]

Out with the old: Young People transforming Humanitarian Action

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Alice Claeson and Mr Marian Sedlak, medical students with experience working in humanitarian action. Both students are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The humanitarian landscape is shifting. Today, an increasing number of people are affected by humanitarian crises as natural disasters, conflict and displacement. Humanitarian needs have […]

The reason the world showed limited empathy to the Orlando victims

Exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate readers Mr Luca Arfini. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. On the 12th of June this year Omar Mateen committed a terrible massacre against the LGBT community. He entered in the Pulse, one of the most famous […]

Who will secure Lithuania?

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Adomas Abromaitis. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The term “security” is a very multifaceted one. But today’s geopolitical situation forces us to think about its military aspect above all. Our attention is completely […]

The rise of alternative medical practices in modern sports

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by one of our passionate writers, Mrs Rachael Everly. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Years ago the world was mired in how safe and effective acupuncture was and how it should be treated. Should it be regulated […]

Fighting for minds of youth in Latvia

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Adomas Abromaitis. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The most disappointing consequence of Brexit for foreigners living in the UK has become the unexpected rise of xenophobia. According to the behavior of locals, the […]

The European Union’s Balkan Double Standard

This article was written for the Sting by two of our passionate readers, Mr Nenad Dumanovic and Mr Daniel Jankovic. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Over the past several years, analysts and commentators have noticed a rising tide of domestic support for the Croatian […]

Volkswagen getting away with it in Europe

This is a guest article written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Rachael Everly.  It was an embarrassing day when the news broke out that Volkswagen had been duping emission tests for years, and the actual emissions were way above what Europeans rules allowed. How it unfolded It was in the US that the […]

10 things Europe does better than the rest of the world

This is a guest article written by one of our passionate readers, Mrs Rachael Everly.  European nations may be well known for their stunning landscapes, high fashion, romantic languages, nude beaches, and delicious cuisine, but there is more to European life and living than meets the eye. Here are 10 things that Europe is doing […]

Lithuania finds the ways to maintain its energy security

Guest article written by Adomas Abromaitis, adomas333@inbox.lt The last political events once again highlighted the political relevance of energy security issue for Lithuania. We must pay tribute to the government that struggle for reducing Lithuania’s dependence on Russian energy supplies and for receiving financial support from its EU and NATO partners by all possible means. It finds […]

Nuclear weapons in Lithuania: defence against Russia or target for terrorists?

Guest article written by Adomas Abromaitis, adomas333@inbox.lt A complex geopolitical situation in the region forces the Baltic States and their NATO allies to take unprecedented efforts to increase defence capabilities to counter potential aggressors. A new Lithuanian military strategy approved in March describes Russia actions along with terrorism as the main threats for the security of Lithuania, […]

Lithuania should find its own way in the EU

Guest article written by Adomas Abromaitis, adomas333@inbox.lt Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on March 17 attended a European Council meeting which focused on the EU’s Annual Growth Survey and the progress of member states in implementing the European Commission’s economic and social recommendations for 2015. One can not deny that the problems a number of EU countries caused […]