Global warming: our responsibility

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Batista dos Santos is a third year medicine student and works as a Local Exchange Officer at IFMSA Brazil Unicesumar. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and […]

Back to the Basics: Primary Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lilian Teresa Pimentel, a fourth-year medical student at O&M Medical School in the Dominican Republic. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

EU Member States test their cybersecurity preparedness for free and fair EU elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament, EU Member States, the Commission and the EU Cybersecurity Agency tested the EU’s response to and crisis plans for potential cybersecurity incidents affecting EU elections. The objective of the exercise, which took place today in the European Parliament, was to test how effective […]

From social entrepreneurship to systems entrepreneurship: how to create lasting change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva The 20th anniversary of the Schwab Foundation in 2018 was a pivotal moment to reflect on how far social entrepreneurship has come in the past […]

Brexit: reciprocal visa-free access for EU and UK nationals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK. With 502 votes to 81 and 29 abstentions, plenary backed on Thursday the draft law […]

Swedish PM Löfven: “Our common values must guide us to an even better future”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, on Wednesday. In his address to MEPs, Prime Minister Löfven stressed that the EU must step up to defend its fundamental values to create hope for the […]

How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global One person’s trash can be another’s treasure, as the saying goes. And now one of the fashion industry’s fastest-growing sectors is helping prove that point. The secondhand clothes market in the United States has […]

This is how we inspire young people in the Middle East to join the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asmaa Abu Mezied, Women’s Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Oxfam The Earth’s climate clock is ticking, as shown by the daily images, videos and research produced in the global North calling for immediate action against climate change. The Middle East is […]

Parliament supports plans to improve quality of tap water and cut plastic litter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs backed plans to improve consumers’ trust in tap water, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment than bottled water, on Thursday. MEPs propose to tighten the maximum limits for certain pollutants such as lead (to be reduced by half), harmful bacteria, […]

These 4 scenarios show how we might be working in the future

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 When it comes to whether advances in technology will help or harm our careers, opinion is divided. Now a report by the UK’s Royal Society of Arts has set out four scenarios that […]

EU Border and Coast Guard: new corps of 10 000 border and coast guards by 2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New measures strengthening the European Border and Coast Guard to secure the EU’s borders were agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators, on Thursday. The provisionally agreed changes to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) aim to remedy the current shortcomings and better […]

Portugal’s pension system needs to prepare for rapid population ageing

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Portugal needs to reform its pensions system to address the challenges of a fast-shrinking workforce and high levels of old-age inequality, according to a new OECD report. The OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal says the country’s rapidly ageing population, a result of low fertility and […]

Deal on tightening the rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Plans to update and tighten rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives, were informally agreed with Council negotiators on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to […]