MEPs push for high ambitions at the COP25 in Madrid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A delegation from the European Parliament arrives in Madrid today to participate in the COP25, where they will meet with key stakeholders in the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament will take part in the UN conference on climate change, the COP25, […]

Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure […]

The 8 pieces of digital DNA we need to thrive in the AI age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Goleman, Co-Director, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey If you had a symptom of cancer, what kind of doctor would you look for? Would you look for a […]

State aid: Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (“IPCEI”) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven […]

What do refugees really need from those who want to help? A refugee explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya When I fled my home and sought shelter in Kakuma refugee camp, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. But not the lowest. […]

EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of her first official visit outside Europe, the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced today in Addis Ababa a significant boost to the EU’s cooperation with Ethiopia. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “Ethiopia […]

A common fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: how can we react and what should we do

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Oumaima Mazouz, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 writer and do […]

Public Health equality in a trench

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck URBAINE, a medial student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He 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 writer and […]

Climate change is forcing 20 million people a year from their homes, Oxfam says

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Every two seconds, a weather-related disaster forces someone on the planet from their home, Oxfam says. Climate change is increasing the threat from extreme floods, droughts and wildfires, leaving millions displaced each […]

What you need to know about 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy […]

More than 80% of adolescents worldwide aren’t getting enough exercise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Globally, girls tend to be less physically active overall than boys. The United States has higher rates of physical activity among adolescents, thanks to school-based physical education and sports clubs. Many poorer […]

9 climate tipping points pushing Earth to the point of no return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world could be heading toward tipping points in the climate system. In an interconnected climate system, passing one tipping point may trigger a cascade of irreversible changes. As the world continues […]

India: step up reform efforts to increase quality jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. India is set for a modest recovery after a loss of momentum, as reforms to simplify taxation, lighten business regulations and upgrade infrastructure start to bear fruit. Further reforms to modernise the economy are now needed to drive the creation of high-quality jobs, as well as […]

State aid: Commission concludes that recapitalisation of German NordLB is market conform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Germany’s plans to strengthen the capital position of state-owned Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale (NordLB) to be free of any State aid. The measures involve a direct investment of €2.8 billion as well as investments to carry out the necessary […]

These social entrepreneurs are lighting up Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Easy Solar provides solar lighting and chargers to power energy-deprived homes in Sierra Leone. The pay-as-you-go devices provide electricity to even the least-well-off families. A reliable energy grid is the foundation for […]

The EU adopted €297 million in concrete actions for refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust […]

One Health approach to combating Antimicrobial Resistance – how can professionals from different backgrounds unite in this common fight?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aistė Jurkonytė, a 19 years old medical student at Vilnius University (Lithuania). 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Tax revenues have reached a plateau

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Tax revenues in advanced economies reached a plateau during 2018, with almost no change seen since 2017, according to new OECD research. This ends the trend of annual increases in the tax-to-GDP ratio seen since the financial crisis. The 2019 edition of the OECD’s annual Revenue […]

How venture capital can transform global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Nina Rawal, Founder and Managing Director, Emerging Health Ventures Venture capital can turn scientific discoveries into consumer products for patients in LMIC. It has transformed the market for rare disease medicines, bringing huge benefit to patients worldwide. […]

Military Medicine and its Relationship with Antibiotic Therapy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pedro Henrique Della Garza Oiticica Moreira, a Brazilian academic in the 6th Semester of Medical School of the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora – Campus Governador Valadares. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Putting a price on carbon will help New York state achieve a clean energy future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Dewey, President and CEO, NYISO New York State, the 11th-largest economy in the world, recently enacted the US’ most aggressive climate change legislation. By 2040, according to the new law, the state must get all of its […]

Here’s what happened when a charity gave $1,000 each to poor households in Kenya

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Charity GiveDirectly gave $1,000 to poor households across Siaya County, Kenya. The money had a ripple effect on the region’s economy, as every $1 of cash delivered generated $2.60 in additional spending. […]

Climate adaptation could make the world more peaceful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Pearson, Graduate of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, CUSP As communities around the globe, especially those in poorer regions, are suffering increasingly from the negative impacts of climate change, the importance of climate adaptation is becoming […]

Britain’s poet laureate has created a prize to highlight poetry about the climate crisis

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt Senior Writer, Formative Content British poet laureate Simon Armitage will donate his salary to fund the new award for poetry about climate change. The Laurel Prize will go to the best collection of nature or […]

Tanzania’s Dual Burden

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ameena Shafiq, a 2nd year medical school student at Weill-Cornell Medicine – Qatar. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

This tech company is aiming to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using drones

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 UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones. The drones can plant 120 seedpods per minute. The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields […]

Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. One in four students in OECD countries are unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks, meaning they are likely to struggle to find their way through life in an increasingly volatile, digital world. This is one of the findings of the OECD’s latest PISA […]

Water reuse: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new rules, proposed by the Commission in May 2018, will set out harmonised minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation. Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “With this provisional agreement, we […]

MEPs call for a reduction in pesticides to protect bees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative […]

Confronting antimicrobial resistance of animal origin

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Angeliki Moutafi, Mr. Dimitrios Samaras, Mr. Ioannis Saperas and Mr. Lampros Fountoulis, all medical students from Greece. They are 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 […]

Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2019 is ‘climate emergency’

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 “Climate crisis”, “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety” were also contenders Use of “climate emergency” was 100 times more common in September 2019 compared with the previous year Comes in a year that saw […]

Suicide Prevention: Using Graduation as a Transformative Tool

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pedro Anderson Ferreira Quirino, student of the fifth year of Medicine at the University of Pernambuco campus Serra Talhada and Mr. Alexandre dos Santos Lima, doctor from the Mauricio Nassau University Center – UNINASSAU . They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students […]

New ECB boss quizzed for the first time by Economic Affairs Committee

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank President since mid-October, was heard for the first time in her new office by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Questions on how the ECB is responding to the threat of climate change were a recurring subject on Monday, […]