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

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations attend the Conference for Peace in the Middle East taking place in Paris. Date: 15/01/2017   Reference: P-033412/00-12   Location: Paris. © European Union , 2017   /   Photo: Nicolas Kovarik.

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

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME at a November press conference E. Date: 30/11/2016   Reference: P-033116/00-12   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Mauro Bottaro

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?

Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment, on the left, at the podium, speaking during the opening ceremony at COP22 in Marrakech which took place last November. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

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

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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

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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?

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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

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, and Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, participated at the Summit on Migration along the Balkan Route, which took place at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna. Date: 24/09/2016   Reference: P-032480/00-23   Location: Vienna - Federal Chancellery. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Radek Mica.

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

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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

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - 24 May 2016: Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson introduces the panel comprised of Turkey's Foreign Minister Mehmet Cavusoglu, President of Médecins du Monde Dr Françoise Sivignon, President of Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation Rene 'Butch" Meily and Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, global network of civil society organisations for disaster reduction Maria Veronica Bastias during the Closing Plenary held within the World Humanitarian Summit (World Humanitarian Summit, 2016)

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 writers 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 […]