Disability rights: A European Disability Card to harmonise status across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where Europeans living with disabilities would benefit from reform, say MEPs. The EU should have a common definition of disability and introduce a European Disability Card to mutually recognise disability status across […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 final countdown towards achieving 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mirza Zain Baig, a 3rd Year MBBS student in Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat and a member of IFMSA, 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 […]

Reviewing EU insurance rules: encouraging insurers to invest in Europe’s future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a comprehensive review of EU insurance rules (known as “Solvency II”) so that insurance companies can scale up long-term investment in Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s review also aims to make the insurance and reinsurance (i.e. […]

Basic Health Units in the promotion of the 2nd SDG: Zero Hunger

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura de Arruda Martinhago, 18 years old, a medical student at Unicesumar University, Maringá, Brazil. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €231 million in pre-financing to Slovenia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €231 million to Slovenia in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s grant allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The pre-financing payment will help to kick-start the implementation of the crucial investment and reform measures outlined […]

UN SDGs and healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old and a second-year medical student at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. 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 […]

This UK football club is trialling edible coffee cups

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 English soccer club Manchester City is trialling an edible coffee cup made from leak-proof wafer. Another English team, Forest Green Rovers, has tried sustainable shirts made from recycled coffee beans and plastic […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

EU mobilises €3 million in humanitarian aid for Haiti following devastating earthquake

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In light of the devastating effects of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, the European Union is allocating €3 million in humanitarian funding to address the most urgent needs of the affected communities. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said: “Urgent […]

We must give young people a platform to lead the COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement & Carlos Sanvee, Secretary General, World YMCA & Casey Harden, General Secretary, World YMCA & John May, Secretary General, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation & Anna […]

Teamwork – not just tech – drives sustainable innovation. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Fuder, Executive Vice-President; Chief Purchasing Officer, Volvo Group Society’s biggest challenges are best addressed by organizations that view themselves not as a business or an industry, but as a diverse collection of people. It’s not new technologies […]

One day your doctor might prescribe healthy food and a museum visit – here’s why

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. During lockdown, UK children from poorer families ate more snack foods. Increasing food prices through taxation can leave lower income households disadvantaged. Doctors could add fruit and vegetables to a growing list of unusual prescriptions. Healthy foods like fruit and vegetables could soon be […]

Now is the time for companies to act on sustainability reporting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY & Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Bill Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG International & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC Business leaders have […]

Women Leadership: Paths to a Humanized Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Teixeira Pinheiro Guerra, a five year Medical Student at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ), Maringá- PR, Brazil. 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 writer and do […]

4 ways regulators must keep up with the global digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Quest, Partner; Head, Public Sector, United Kingdom & Ireland, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) & Jo Ann Barefoot, Founder, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation & Owain Service, Founder, CEO, The Cognition Company Governments must learn how to regulate […]

State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Spanish recapitalisation scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Spanish plans to set up a €1 billion recapitalisation fund that will invest through debt and equity instruments in certain companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid […]

Belgian Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine doses to the EU – Questions and Answers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why did the European Commission start this Court proceeding and what did it intend to obtain? The company announced in January that it would not be in a position to deliver the number of doses laid down in the contract. The Commission and the […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Insurance Ireland for restricting access to a data sharing platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has informed Insurance Ireland, an association of Irish insurers, of its preliminary view that it breached EU antitrust rules by restricting competition in the Irish motor vehicle insurance market. The Commission takes issue with certain conditions of access to the Insurance Link […]

5 practices to prevent and disrupt illicit financial flows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Global Chief Executive Officer; President, JLL & Katja Bechtel, Practice Lead, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum The illicit financial flow of money and goods is a threat to our sustainable future. Gatekeepers are […]

Thank you COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kata Sárdi, a fourth year medical student of the University of Szeged, Hungary. 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 […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

Russia: Summoning of the Russian Ambassador to the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Secretary-General of the European Commission, Ilze Juhansone, and the Secretary-General of the External Action Service, Stefano Sannino, jointly summoned the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, on Monday to condemn the decision of the Russian authorities from last Friday […]

Expanding the care for the quality of life and quality of death

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Misael Cavalcanti Angelim Neto and Mr. Aldo Izidório Santos Filho, fourth year students of Medicine at the University of Pernambuco campus Serra Talhada, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19. An effective and safe vaccine against the virus is our best bet to achieve a permanent solution to the […]

Plastic waste from Western countries is poisoning Indonesia

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 Indonesia has become a dumping ground for plastic from Australia, Europe and North America. The waste is burned as fuel by local communities, causing respiratory illness and other long-term health problems for […]