German elections: Is Merkel losing ground or Shultz is winning?

Visit of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, to Germany
Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz (from left to right)
Date: 12/05/2016.  Location: Berlin - European House. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Adam Berry

Martin Schulz’s candidacy for Chancellor has changed the balance in the German elections as polls show that Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats (CDU) are left in the second place after the Social Democrats (SPD). The polls which are conducted by the Emnid institute and by Forschungsgruppe Wahlen for broadcaster ZDF reveal a clear lead […]

Will Brexit shatter the EU or is it still too early to predict?

Discussion between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker (in the foreground, from left to right)
Date: 21/10/2016. Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Etienne Ansotte

The president of the European Commission together with EU and German officials fear that Brexit will divide the EU after the negotiations have been concluded. Theresa May is about to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin the talks for UK’s exit once the House of Lords grants permission. In addition to the Brexit procedure, […]

EU-US relations on the dawn of the Trump era

Krisztian Ivan is doing his BSc in the University of Brighton on the Business Management with Economics course. He was a Business Development Manager in his Junior Enterprise and he also have experience in running an SME and trading stocks and other instruments. Therefore because of his previous experience he became the Treasurer of the 2017 team and also responsible for the Private Cooperation and Legal department (donaldjtrump.com)

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Krisztian Ivan, Treasurer of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE).  JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  After the 8th November, when the results of the US presidential election became […]

Will France vote for more or less Europe in the next presidential elections?

Meeting on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - From humiliation and exclusion to participation : eradicate all forms of poverty
Copyright: © European Union 2016 -  Source : EP.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: 19/10/2016.

Meeting on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – From humiliation and exclusion to participation : eradicate all forms of poverty Copyright: © European Union 2016 Source : EP. Location: Brussels, Belgium. Date: 19/10/2016. Photo: Alexis Haulot. The citizens of three of the strongest European countries, having in their minds the recent terrorist […]

Post-Brexit muddled times: the resignation of UK’s top ambassador and Theresa May’s vague plans

Ms Theresa MAY, UK Prime Minister at European Council, Brussels 15/12/2016. Shoot location: Bruxelles - BELGIUM
Shoot date: 15/12/2016
Copyright: European Union.

Last week,  unexpected news casted more shadows over the already complex Brexit negotiations matter. Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, abruptly resigned and left his cabinet several months before his mandate was due to an end. Officially, Mr. Rogers left his position “to give time” to his successor to take charge of the […]

Trade deals’ pure realism: it may take 10 years for a post-Brexit agreement

EU Heads of State or Government meet on 15 December 2016 in Brussels to discuss migration and security issues. Leaders are also discussing economy and youth, as well as the issue of the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the Netherlands. Shoot location: Bruxelles - BELGIUM. Shoot date: 15/12/2016. Copyright: European Union.

It was already a well-known fact that the UK had a bumpy road ahead before a post-Brexit deal with the European Union could ever see the light, but last week’s news are now showing that reality could be even more complex than that. Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, Sir Ivan Rogers, warned British ministers last […]

EU prepares for the worst case scenario as Turkey seems to be withdrawing from the migration deal

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The EU Foreign Ministers convened in Brussels two days ago with Austria calling for a tougher stance towards the Turkish membership urging the EU to freeze negotiations due to the recent security crackdown in Turkey. The EU leaders will discuss the EU-Turkey refugee deal on Thursday which is directly linked to the Turkish accession talks. Erdogan […]

EU agrees on Ukraine – Georgia visa-free travel amid veto risks and populist fears

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (from left to right) at the EU- Ukraine Summit in Brussels last Month. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Etienne Ansotte.

Last week was a historic one for the long and delicate debate of the European Union-Ukraine relations. EU officials have indeed come to a deal that could see the citizens of the former Soviet republic travel to the European bloc without a visa. This decision also applies to Georgia. Both the Caucasian country and Kiev have been […]

At the edge of humanity: refugee healthcare in Greece and the EU

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship visits Athens where he attends the EASO Consultative Forum plenary meeting 2016 and participates in a press event. Date: 28/11/2016   Reference: P-032978/00-03   Location: Athens. © European Union , 2016   /   Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis.

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Eleana Strouthou. The writer is a second year medical student at European University Cyprus Nicosia.  Mrs Strouthou is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). We were driving in Lesvos, Greece, passing by the people walking towards the port, a 12-hour distance by feet. “Stop there, let’s help the […]

How will the EU face the migration crisis when the Turkish threats come true?

Plenary session week 47 2016 in Strasbourg - EU-Turkey relations
Johannes HAHN, Member ofthe EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Date: 22/11/2016
Location: STRASBOURG
Copyright: © European Union 2016 - Source: EP.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 24 November calling for the negotiations to be suspended between the EU and the Turkish government until the latter ends its suppressive and dominant response to July’s failed coup. But this decision has triggered immediate reactions by the Turkish and European sides. While the president of Turkey threatens to […]