Tomorrow’s UK general election: Will Tories win majority to shoot an abrupt Brexit or a hung parliament will prolong January’s exit to 2050?

The United Kingdom is about to go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new Parliament with Boris Johnson struggling to ensure the majority in order to promote his “deal” with the European Union. Opinion polls show that the gap is narrowing between the Tories and the Labour parties but Boris Johnson is still ahead […]

Here’s how tech can help governments fight corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Santiso, Director for Digital Innovation in Government, Development Bank of Latin America Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public […]

A common fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: how can we react and what should we do

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Oumaima Mazouz, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 […]

Public Health equality in a trench

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck URBAINE, a medial student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. 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 […]

Privatization of the health sector and the right to receive treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Aljabri, a third year medical student at Hadramout university/ Hadramout governorate/ Yemen. 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 IFMSA’s […]

One Health approach to combating Antimicrobial Resistance – how can professionals from different backgrounds unite in this common fight?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aistė Jurkonytė, a 19 years old medical student at Vilnius University (Lithuania). 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 […]

Britain’s poet laureate has created a prize to highlight poetry about the climate crisis

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt Senior Writer, Formative Content British poet laureate Simon Armitage will donate his salary to fund the new award for poetry about climate change. The Laurel Prize will go to the best collection of nature or […]

Confronting antimicrobial resistance of animal origin

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Angeliki Moutafi, Mr. Dimitrios Samaras, Mr. Ioannis Saperas and Mr. Lampros Fountoulis, all medical students from Greece. They are 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 writers […]

Mental health: the challenge of society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julia Maria Orsini Zava, 21 years old, 3rd year in medical school, academic from Ingá University Center, member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Global Cooperation for Local Action: Fighting antimicrobial resistance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Pacheco Rocha, a student of the sixth period of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas- PUC Campinas 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 […]

The age of influence: why digital platforms must come clean about political ads

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcus Burke, Research Analyst – Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum The nebulous realm of political advertising, issue advertising and microtargeting on digital platforms has sparked outrage and debate among industry leaders, political campaigners and citizens as […]

Saving the whales is more important than planting trees to stop climate change. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whales store huge amounts of CO2 They support the growth of phytoplankton, which stores 40% of all carbon produced A 1% increase in phytoplankton productivity is equivalent to 2 billion mature trees […]

The world needs a grand coalition to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency More than 40 years after the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the first edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the report’s overarching aim remains the same – to deepen our […]

Poor quality is healthcare’s silent killer. Here’s what we can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Goldschmidt, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health Nutrition and Population; Director, Global Financing Facility, World Bank Group What is the number one cause of death for […]

Catalysing change for gender equality, co-authored by two United Nations Under-Secretary Generals

This article was writted for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers.  Great strides have been taken to […]

This disease once wiped out 60% of Europe’s population – and now it’s back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content A case of bubonic plague in China was caused by eating wild rabbit meat. More than 3,200 people were infected with the disease worldwide between 2010-2015, leading to 584 deaths, according to the […]

These are the UK’s biggest trading partners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Last year, nearly half the UK’s exports went to EU countries. The top five export destinations in 2017 were the US, Germany, France, Netherlands and Ireland, China was the sixth most-important export market […]

Will satellites destroy our view of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Governments and companies, including SpaceX, are planning to launch many more satellites to connect people with better internet service. While satellite technology is a promising advancement for science and humanity, it also threatens to clutter the sky, obstructing scientists’ […]

National parks give a $6 trillion boost to mental health worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content There is a link between visiting protected outdoor areas like national parks, and improved mental health and well-being. Spending as little as two hours per week outdoors can be beneficial to one’s health […]

Technology companies have power. They must assume responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Public expectations of business leaders have changed in the past few years. “How are you helping your business succeed?” is no longer the pertinent question. Today, people expect businesses to help the world succeed — […]

These four countries are the happiest in the European Union

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Eurostat survey shows Europeans are happier than five years ago Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria are the happiest EU nations Spain has the highest share of people who claim to be happy all […]

Brexit update: can the UK General Election of 12 December 2019 lead to a Brexit extension to 2030?

Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are debating ahead of the general elections in the UK which will be held on December 12th, 2019. The polls show a clear advantage of the conservative party with Tories’ leader to offer a way out of the EU. UK business trembles about how things will evolve and is […]

How health privatization increases health inequities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Diana Marcela Mantilla Barrera, a 21 year old fourth-year medical student at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. 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 […]

The future of suicide and depression prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Wiktoria Izdebska, a 3rd year medical student of Medical University of Białystok, Poland. 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 view on […]

How artificial intelligence is redefining the role of manager

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and research director, Future Workplace Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact every job, in every industry and every country. There are significant fears that AI will eliminate jobs altogether. Many reports have exposed the harsh realities of […]

The water where baby fish are outnumbered 7 to 1 by plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tiny larval fish in the nursery waters off the coast of Hawaii have a new and plentiful source of food, which has no nutritional value, is high in toxins, and can take decades […]

The mental health of our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sanem ERGEN, a second year medical student at Istanbul University. 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 view on the topic, nor […]

Improving coverage of mental health services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Juan Pablo Robles Carrasquilla, a 19 year old and second year medical student at Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia. 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 […]

Amsterdam has a bubble barrier to catch canal plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The latest innovation to tackle plastic pollution? A bubble barrier. A wall of bubbles can intercept plastics in rivers and canals without blocking the passage of boats and marine wildlife. Tests of a […]

Mental health: what can be done to diminish increasing suicide rates?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alvija Kučinskaitė, a second-year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. 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 view on the topic, nor […]

4 innovative renewable energy projects powering Europe’s green future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Between 2007 and 2017, the volume of renewable energy produced in the European Union’s 28 member states rose by 64%. That energy comes from diverse sources, from the burning of wood and biomass […]

De-stigmatizing a mental illness: importance of individual and collective representativeness

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela Moreira, a medical student is in her third year of medical school at the University Center of Pará de Belém, Pará. 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 […]

An overview of mental health impacts on women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and suicide prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Araújo de Medeiros Mendes is a first year medical student at UNICEPLAC (Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos). 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 […]