President Metsola: “An opportunity to transform Ukraine”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola addressed Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada as part of the country’s Statehood Day celebrations. Dear President Zelenskyy, Dear President Nauseda, Dear Speaker Stefanchuk, Dear Members of Verkhovna Rada, Thank you for having me with you here today. It is a privilege, […]

EIB Board, supported by the EU Commission, approves €1.59 billion of EU financial assistance for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EIB, the EU bank, is providing €1.59 billion, supported by guarantees from the EU budget, to help Ukraine repair the most essential damaged infrastructure and resume critically important projects addressing the urgent needs of Ukrainian people. This is the second package of support for […]

Spam bots: What are they?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Spam bots are automated profiles that mimic real-life user behaviour to spread content. Some bots are benevolent and can improve a user’s experience online. However, many bots are malicious. […]

Here are 5 things to look forward to in the future – according to 1,000 experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Knowledge Communities, Global Programming, World Economic Forum 1,000 experts from the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Future Councils’ share their visions for 2025 in a new report released today. The experts explored what the world […]

Role of comprehensive sex education in family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Numan Tahir is a final year medical student at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur AJK, Pakistan. 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 […]

Moldova: EU steps up its support with an additional €53 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, announced an additional €53 million to help the Republic of Moldova cope with the multiple repercussions of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. This support will take the form of a budget support programme to be […]

How to create a workplace that supports neurodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. Unemployment is higher among neurodivergent people. Companies with neurodiversity hiring programmes benefit from having different perspectives in the workplace. Here are some simple steps to […]

3 reasons why private equity will enable the post-pandemic economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, any meaningful and sustainable economic recovery will again be driven by small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). SMEs were […]

MWC22 Barcelona: Reconnecting an Industry and Community

The new year brings renewed focus and energy, and as members of the MWC Barcelona community know, it is also when preparation moves into high gear. In eight weeks, we will open the doors of Fira Gran Via to the global mobile ecosystem and, I can’t wait to welcome everyone. This new year also begins […]

The potential role of Interprofessional Education (IPE) to kindle the one health approach among students: a perspective from Indonesia

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Muhammad Mikail Athif Zhafir Asyura and Muhammad Afif Naufal, two second year medical students at Universitas Indonesia, in West Java, Indonesia. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

4 cities making commuting more accessible

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Mobility is an important driver of inclusion, research shows. Several cities have implemented transport schemes to improve universal access for residents of all abilities. Greater use of bikes and public transport helps relieve […]

The Silence of the Lambs: effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vimbai Matshalaga, a Zimbabwean completing her third year medical studies at the Norman Bethune Health Science Center of Jilin University in Changchun. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Section 1.  Pittsburgh Statement The EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) met for the first time in Pittsburgh on 29 September 2021. It was co-chaired by European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, US Secretary of State […]

In which countries do people exercise most around the world – and what stops them doing more?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content An Ipsos survey asked 21,000 adults about exercise habits. People in the Netherlands are the most physically active, spending more than 12 hours a week exercising or playing sport. More than half […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €2.25 billion in pre-financing to Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €2.25 billion to Germany in pre-financing, equivalent to 9% of the country’s financial allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). This corresponds to the pre-financing amount requested by Germany in its recovery and resilience plan. The pre-financing […]

State aid: Commission approves €108 million Danish aid measure to support coronavirus-related research and development activities of Bavarian Nordic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €108 million Danish aid measure to support coronavirus-related research and development (R&D) activities of Bavarian Nordic, a company active in the vaccine development and manufacturing industry. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President […]

EU strengthens support to speed up vaccination in the Eastern Partnership region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of the European Union’s efforts to support vaccination in partner countries, the Commission today increased from €40 million to €75 million its assistance package to deploy safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines and speed up the vaccination campaigns in the six Eastern Partnership […]

“Scalpel, please”. For how long hearing this from a woman will be a surprise?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Arrais Silva and Maria Eduarda Comunello are 20 year old students in the 4th semester of medical school at University Cesumar, in Southern Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Commission welcomes the adoption of €373 billion Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the political agreements on the Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 of €373 billion and its signature by both co-legislators. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure and allows for an entry […]

European Commission welcomes political agreement on new €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument (IPA III)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the new Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III), with a total budget of over €14 billion, for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework period. This instrument supports candidate countries and […]

How nature can help carbon-intensive companies meet their net-zero commitments

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends For hard-to-abate sectors like transport, energy and aviation, tropical forests are a key tool for setting and following through on ambitious net-zero climate commitments. The new LEAF Coalition […]

Z, V or ‘Nike swoosh’ – what shape will the COVID-19 recession take?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Beech, World Economic Forum writer The “Great Lockdown” has hit global economies hard. Business shutdowns have left unemployment soaring, supply chains fragmented and markets plummeting. One International Monetary Bank official has said the Great Lockdown could lead […]

5 shocking facts about inequality, according to Oxfam’s latest report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Oxfam’s Time To Care report looks at wealth inequality and how it’s partly driven by the burden placed on women to provide unpaid – and underpaid – care work. The charity proposes […]

Four years on and half a billion dollars later – Tax Inspectors Without Borders

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The international community has made important progress in improving developing countries’ ability to tax multinational enterprises and boost domestic revenue mobilisation. A leading element of international co-operation efforts is the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) initiative – a joint OECD/UNDP programme launched in July 2015 to […]