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 […]

Beyond representation: appreciation and recognition of women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Grace Ellen Pereira Costa, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Pará, Altamira campus – 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 […]

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review shows diverse impact of COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s services have published the 2021 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. The ESDE review shows that the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been diverse. The main findings of the ESDE review are: Employment grew […]

State aid: Commission approves Austrian network reserve for ensuring security of electricity supply

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Austrian plans to establish a network reserve for the Austrian electricity market. The temporary measure will be in force until end 2025 and will contribute to safeguarding secure network operation and sufficient electricity supply […]

How COVID-19 is ending the stigma of online learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphne Kis, Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant University COVID-19 led to the largest boost in online learning participation. As nearly 100% of new graduates entering the job market this year completed their degree at least partially online, traditional candidate […]

These 4 companies are turning food waste into cosmetics, clothing and more

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 One-third of all the food produced in the world is going to waste. But innovative companies are finding ways to utilize that waste. A Spanish start-up is making a skincare range from […]

The Upcoming Whip Against HIV: SRHR

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Murtaza Gandhi is a third-year medical student in Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India and an active member of Medical Students Association of India (MSAI). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe’s ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express […]

SRHR and HIV: is maternity a right?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rocha Cuzzuol is a 2nd year medical student at Federal University of Bahia, Vitória da Conquista – BA, Brazil. 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 […]

How the US election result could light the touch paper of hope for disability justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Austin, CEO, Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub Expansive notions of power help to drive social progress. The incoming US administration represents a stride forwards for inclusion. Some 900m disabled people around the world lack basic aids like […]

To reinvent the future, we must all work together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC COVID-19 has made the existing flaws in our social and economic systems even more apparent. It also offers us a chance to deliver fundamental reforms that put people at the heart of […]

Is staying in the new going out? How the COVID-19 pandemic is fuelling the stay-at-home economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is fuelling the growth of the stay-at-home economy. E-commerce and grocery delivery services can test new concepts to […]

Do not take the EP’s consent on MFF for granted, says Budget Committee Chair

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of this week’s plenary vote on a resolution on the planned new long-term EU budget, Budget Committee Chair Van Overtveldt shared his thoughts in an interview on EP’s Facebook page. During a live interview on the Parliament’s Facebook page, the Chair of the […]

Protector or polluter? The impact of COVID-19 on the movement to end plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva Plastics play a key role in protecting people, especially frontline workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Informal waste pickers are particularly vulnerable to […]

The price of centralization of human resources for health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rosmeri Beatriz Serrano Pérez, a 21-year-old medical student from the Dominican Republic. 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]