Social Climate Fund to help those most affected by energy and mobility poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament committees back setting up a new fund to help vulnerable citizens cope with the increased costs of the energy transition. The committees on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) adopted today, with 107 votes […]

From cholera to COVID: a brief history of vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The idea of vaccinating people against deadly disease dates back centuries. Today, vaccines save four million lives every year. And the COVID-19 pandemic saw the most rapid vaccine development ever. To mark World Immunization Week, we look back at […]

Three new committees on Pegasus spyware, foreign interference and COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament has set up three new committees to look into the use of spyware by EU governments, malicious foreign interference, and lessons from the pandemic. Following a proposal by the Conference of Presidents (President Roberta Metsola and chairs of political groups), plenary approved the […]

European Health Union: Commission welcomes agreement on a stronger European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Last night, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on a reinforced role for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The revised ECDC mandate will allow the agency to take a stronger role in supporting the EU and its […]

EU disburses €50 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €50 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to the Republic of Moldova. This disbursement is part of the €3 billion emergency MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, which aims to help them respond […]

The European Union’s road to sustainability – how each EU state is doing

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 The SDGCountry Scores tool from Eurostat shows whether European Union countries are making progress on global sustainable development goals. Countries are measured compared with the EU average and whether they have made […]

Women Empowering inside Medical Schools

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fernanda Pacheco Mendes Coelho and Marcelle Rodrigues Carneiro de Souza Reis, two 3rd-year medical students at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos – UNICEPLAC at Brasília, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Mental and comportamental health in the pandemic context

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nícolas Patrícius de Medeiros Leite, a third year medicine student from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte and member of IFMSA Brazil – UERN, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Discrimination in the medical curriculum: are medical schools providing students with equal access to the medical profession?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a fourth year medical student studying at ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. 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 writers and do not […]

To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development & John Elkington, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Volans The pandemic has brought into focus many of the vulnerabilities in our systems and institutions. But it also offers […]

Mental health in times of a pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 4th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Student’s Association of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (AEFML). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

This is how we can make a global green recovery – that also boosts the economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Targeted policies and investment in renewables and energy efficiency could boost the global economy by 1.1%, according to a report from the IEA. Its Sustainable Recovery Plan would also save 9 million […]

Business leaders must now turn positive ESG talk into long-term results

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claire Skinner, Regional Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles ESG funds are outperforming the broader market during the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders will face a challenge in convincing boards to translate positive sentiment into action, however. Communication and stakeholder management […]

How Kolkata is tackling its air pollution with public transportation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Kolkata is pioneering greener commutes citywide – and thanks to an innovative project to deploy more electric buses and ferries, the city now ranks fifth on a list of places that are reducing […]