The global issue of migration in 2017

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a joint press conference to present the 2017 EU Citizenship Report. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Mauro Bottaro.

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal  University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the International Federation of  Medical  Students Association (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 one. In the world today not only has there been an unseen increase in migration of people into countries like […]

The impact of refugees on the European healthcare system

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou. The writer is a fifth year medical student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, in Iasi, Romania. She is also 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 […]

EU: Divided they stand on immigration and Trump hurricanes

The European Union heads of state or government met for an informal summit in Valletta, Malta on 3 February 2017. At the morning session, the 28 EU leaders focused on migration issues. During the afternoon session the 27 leaders, after the British PM Theresa May left, prepared the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. From left to right: Joseph Muscat, Maltese Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Shoot location: Valletta – Malta. Shoot date: 03/02/2017. Copyright: European Union.

The last Friday’s Malta Summit of the 28 minus 1 EU leaders, on emigration and the future of Europe, was convened amidst a steaming wider political environment within and without Europe. The Council could only agree upon on transferring another €200 million to the one of the at least two Libyan governments, that a small […]

Give a chance to the brothers of Ailan: reception of refugees in Greece

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, travelled to Lesbos to visit the refugee camp of Karatepe municipality. Visit of a refugee camp in the Karatepe municipality: Dimitris Avramopoulos, in the middle, meeting with refugees. Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-16   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Nikolia Apostolou.

  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Michaella Alexandrou. The writer is a first year medical student at the University of Athens, Greece. She is also 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 […]

Reflections on the the biggest refugee crisis since World War II

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner  responsible for Migration. Date: 25/01/2017   Reference: P-033504/00-20   Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Georges Boulougouris.

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Dina Tadros. The writer 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 one. The biggest refugee crisis since world war II – this is […]

Press coverage of migration crisis in Europe: a call for collaborative action

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, travelled to Lesbos to visit the refugee camp of Karatepe municipality.
Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-15   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Nikolia Apostolou.

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Behrouz Nezafat. The writer an MSc. Public Health student at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the IFMSA Human Rights and Peace co-regional assistant for Europe. He 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 […]

Migration crisis, a human crisis after all

Dimitris Avramopoulos at the refugee camp of Karatepe, Lesvos, Greece.
Date: 18/01/2017   Reference: P-033444/00-13   Location: Lesbos. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Chris Giannakas. The writer studies medicine in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He 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 one. The arrival of […]

Migration Crisis: how to open the borders and make way for the uprooted

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, gave a press conference on the Commission's recommendation to extend the temporary checks at internal borders in cases of exceptional circumstances. Date: 25/10/2016   Reference: P-032773/00-01   Location: Strasbourg - EP. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Frédéric Maigrot.

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Mehndi Dandwani. The writer is a 5th year student of Medicine at Terna Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India. 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 […]

Migration crisis: how big a security threat it is?

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, travelled to Delphi in order to deliver a speech during the Delphi Economic Forum. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Yorgos Karahalis.

    This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Lizzy Morgan. The writer is the Medsin-UK’s director of finance. 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 one. The recent refugee […]

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 […]