The European reaction to the neo-fascist wind

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Italian neo-fascism manifests itself in various forms. First of all, organizational. Salvini’s party is dictatorial. At the top there is Salvini who is the […]

Stop wars disguised as peace missions

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. European soldiers are still in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, but we only remember them when a bomb explodes, and they return home in […]

Towards a European Republic

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Only citizens can build a European Republic. National governments have failed because they do not want it. They don’t want to lose their power. […]

The sad show of Brexit

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Seen from the Continent, the Brexit show is really depressing. A show that with the entry of Boris Johnson is reaching an unprecedented pathos. […]

Europe and the tragicomic ‘black sovranismo’

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Salvini and European black sovranists are the wrong answer to real problems, to real fears. Even the worst lies are based on shreds of […]

Do we really understand the value of independent journalism?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Antonio C. Luque Ambrosiani. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Latest news from the Cambridge Analytica scandal should prompt the following question: do we truly acknowledge newspapers as […]

Logo Mania: A call to action to our crisis of connection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer, an internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  At this year’s Fashion Week in Paris, the runways and sidewalks were littered not with luxurious materials, […]

European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright […]

Corruption In The Balkans Is Impeding EU Membership

This article was co-authored for The European Sting by our readers Dr. Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The six Western Balkan countries —Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, are “state captured” by corrupt politicians, linked with organized crime. […]

The COP24 Agreement: Yes, it happened at last

On the first day of 2019 we choose to commence our unique media race with an exquisite iSting article written by one of our loyal contributors, Dr. Upadhyay. This article was exclusively written for the European Sting by one of our passionate readers Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s […]

The creation and maintenance of smoke-free public spaces in the UK

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Ms. Caitlin Pley, a 5th year medical student at the University of Cambridge. 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 […]

Does the “climate change” require ombudsman services for environment?

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Ali Albasha. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. In the recent years, the globe has been experiencing environmental evolution and climate significant changes affecting the global and regional environment’s patterns. These changes leave […]

The UK option: An overarching alternative for the whole Brexit options

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Ali Albasha. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. As a fait accompli, the UK has made up mind to exit the EU by March 2019, which entails the analysts, politicians and the […]

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 […]