COVID-19: Team Europe has delivered €47.7 billion to help its partners address the pandemic and its consequences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €47.7 billion in support of partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

How digital transformation is driving action in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Steve Ollis, Director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed […]

Engaging the Public; A Panacea to Abortion Restrictions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gauri Parvathy, a medical graduate from Tbilisi Medical University, Georgia. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Among numerous global challenges, hepatitis C is one we can beat through one final step

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prof. Dr. Mohamad Hassany, Assistant Minister for Public Health Initiatives and Projects for Egypt, Director of the COVID19 Crisis Room, Ministry of Health, Egypt The COVID-19 pandemic created health impacts beyond the virus spread itself, sending Sustainable Development […]

Vegetables are changing shape because of the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content This year’s record-breaking heatwaves and droughts have had many consequences. Making fruit and vegetables smaller and wonkier is one that many would not have expected, but farmers say that is what is […]

What are heat pumps and how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Heat pumps could help some consumers cut their soaring energy bills, although initial costs are high. They are an efficient way of controlling temperature in a building and there is evidence they […]

Drugs and Addiction: A Harm Reduction Look and a Perspective on Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Liliany Mirelly Bezerra Alves, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazl. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

The issue of drug addiction and the focus on harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. UWASE Sandrine, a medical student from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Could hydrogen-fuelled flights be a reality by 2035?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Hyde, Project Lead, Aerospace, Net Zero, World Economic Forum A new report by the World Economic Forum and University of Cambridge’s Aviation Impact Accelerator explores how aviation can achieve a true zero climate impact. Industry leaders are […]

Family Planning & CSE: Core of a Healthy Lifestyle

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Sharif Mohammad Sadat, a third year medical student currently studying in Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Is climate inaction a human rights violation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum, Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A group of young people recently filed a complaint with a human-rights court, targeting financial protections for […]

The roots of sustainability: 5 reasons why cities need trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India, Abhilash Verma, Team Leader (PMC), Shillong Smart City Globally, there has been a steady decline in urban tree cover. But urban trees provide a plethora of environmental, health, social, biodiversity and economic […]

The European Commission recommends to Council confirming Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia’s perspective to become members of the EU and provides its opinion on granting them candidate status

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presented its Opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council. Today’s Opinions are based on the Commission’s assessment in light of the three sets of criteria to […]

MEPs to assess food corridors at the Polish-Ukrainian border

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, led by Chair Norbert Lins, will travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border on 20-21 June 2022. During the visit, MEPs will visit the Medyka (rail) and Korczowa (road) border crossings to assess the import of […]

EU and Egypt step up cooperation on climate, energy and the green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Cairo, on the occasion of the visit of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her meeting with Egyptian President El Sisi, theEU and Egypt issued a joint statement on climate, energy and the green transition. President von der Leyen said: “We […]

Ukraine: Commission presents guidance to help people fleeing war access jobs, training and adult learning

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine and its civilians, over 7 million people have fled Ukraine and reached the EU. So far, only a relatively small number of those of working age have entered the EU labour market, though the number […]

There’s a desperate need for housing, so why isn’t more being built?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Housing shortages are often the result of a self-defeating tendency to block new development. Impacts of […]

Time for Parliament to have a direct right of legislative initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs demanded the right to table legislative proposals, which would strengthen EU democracy and restore institutional balance. Parliament calls for reform of the legislative process when the Treaties are next revised and notes that, as the only directly elected EU institution, MEPs […]

State aid: Commission approves German umbrella scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a German umbrella scheme with a budget of around €11 billion to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission […]

How much will it cost Europe to switch to clean energy by 2050?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Europe could free itself from fossil fuels by 2050, according to a new report from BloombergNEF. However, it will require $3.8 trillion of investment in mostly wind and solar projects. And another […]

How Rwanda can leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution to strengthen post-COVID-19 resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda Rwanda has long placed technology and innovation at the heart of efforts to boost the country’s economic development. COVID-19 has […]

‘Incomparable suffering’: UNHCR’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams says worse to come for Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, Head of Social Video, World Economic Forum With the fastest-growing flow of people the world has ever recorded fleeing Russia’s three-week-old invasion of Ukraine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR ) has said that humanitarian […]

Ahead of EU–AU Summit, African medicines regulators receive boost of more than 100 million euros from Team Europe and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a strong endorsement of the work of the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) to strengthen medicines regulators and improve health security on the African continent, the European Union (EU) — including the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and EU Member States […]

What are nature-based solutions and how can they be harnessed to tackle climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Santiago Gowland, CEO, Rainforest Alliance Nature-based solutions refers to actions and policies that protect, manage and restore ecosystems to address socio-environmental challenges. Despite the success of current nature-based solutions, much more investment is needed to unlock their potential […]

Why female leadership is crucial to tackle climate change and other crises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum & Gwendoline de Ganay, Community Manager for the Americas, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has set representation of women leaders back […]

Climate migrants: when your house is no longer home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheela Patel, Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) & Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC Climate-driven migration forces are being felt across many developing nations as people struggle with droughts, heatwaves, storms and burst rivers […]

EU Budget 2022 conciliation talks suspended

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament and Council have suspended the talks on the EU budget for 2022 on Friday without agreement. The discussions will continue on Monday 15 November, the last day of the conciliation period. Should the Conciliation Committee fail to find an agreement on a joint […]

Protecting media freedom from malicious lawsuits: press conference after EP vote

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the co-rapporteurs of the Civil Liberties and Legal Affairs committees will present Parliament’s proposals to curb the use of legal actions to silence critical voices. Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT) and Tiemo Wölken (S&D, DE) will hold a press conference on their report […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul-Rahman Toufik, a medical student at Sumy State University. He is affiliated with 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 […]

U.S. President Biden, European Commission President von der Leyen and UK Prime minister Johnson announce Commitment to addressing climate crisis through infrastructure development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Building on the June 2021 commitment of G7 Leaders to launch a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs, U.S. President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen hosted a discussion on the margins of COP26 with UK […]

Turkey: a serious diplomatic crisis that can still be avoided

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The announcement that ten ambassadors have been expelled from Turkey can only be understood as an attempt to divert attention from the real urgent issues, state MEPs. Parliament Standing Rapporteur for Turkey Nacho Sánchez Amor (S&D, ES) and the Chair of the EU-Turkey Parliamentary […]

How digitization can make the fashion industry more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankiti Bose, Co-founder & CEO, Zilingo The fashion industry is rightfully vilified for being environmentally unsustainable. It takes over 4,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans and most of that water is not recycled. The […]

EU disburses €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed €600 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine. This is the second and final tranche under Ukraine’s current MFA programme following the first €600 million disbursement in December 2020. With this disbursement, the […]