Planetary health and environment for poor populations: how can health professionals help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Gosch Berton, a 19-year-old Brazilian medical student, currently in the first year of medical school at the University of Passo Fundo. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

EU reinforces its leading position in global agri-food trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 2020 marked another improvement in the EU’s leading position among the world’s biggest exporters of agri-food products. On the import side, the EU has become the third largest importer after the United States and China, according to a report published today. 2020 was an […]

Effective crypto regulation takes time and caution. Here’s why

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marcela Trocha, a second year medical student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) in Poland. 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 […]

World’s most powerful tidal turbine pumps out greener electricity in Scotland

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 The Orbital O2 can generate enough green electricity for 2,000 homes and will operate for 15 years. It will offset the equivalent of 2,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. Wave and tidal […]

State aid: Commission approves €430 million Italian scheme to compensate ski lift operators for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €430 million Italian measure to compensate ski lift operators for the damages suffered due to the restrictive measures introduced by the Italian government to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which prohibited the […]

Zilda Arns: the brazilian woman who changed children’s lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luísa Eugênio Farias, a second-year medical student at UNICESUMAR, in Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Esther Serman Castro e Silva, a third-year medical student at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense), in Niterói, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones. Here’s why.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions. Manufacturers will need to conserve resources as 6 of […]

COVID-19 Wave III: Were the lessons learned from last year any useful?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sameeksha A Dibbur, a second-year medical student at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. 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 […]

Human-centric tech will make AI faster and fairer. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wilson Pang, Chief Technology Officer, Appen We need human-centric technology that enhances productivity and drives greater ROI. With ML-assisted technology embedded into the data labelling pipeline, you can reduce the time, money and people required. There are many […]

The need for a united Europe

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The epochal political challenge of the European peoples is their unification and the birth of a common continental democracy. The European dream, however, is […]

COVID-19 Wave III: Were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mehak Zarif, a medical student from Pakistan. 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 IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

State aid: Commission approves German support for cogenerated electricity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation and modification of an existing German scheme to support the production of electricity from new, modernised and retrofitted highly efficient cogeneration (‘CHP’) plants (except coal and lignite-fired CHP). The scheme (‘Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetz’ – […]

How COVID-19 has affected international labour migration – and the path to enduring reintegration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maria A. Villalba, Founder and Director, Unlad Kabayan Migrant Services Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated international labour migration, including migrant remittances and employment. Now more than ever, migrant workers need greater economic and social protections and advocacy. […]

Public health: Stronger rules on medical devices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, new EU rules on medical devices (MDR) enter into application, establishing a modern and more robust regulatory framework to protect public health and patient safety. The new rules start applying after a one-year postponement due to the unprecedented challenges of the […]

Future-proof taxation – Commission proposes new, ambitious business tax agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe’s recovery from the […]

COVID-19: latest on evaluation and authorisation of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will quiz EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke on the latest developments regarding the evaluation and authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU. On Tuesday, Emer Cooke, Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will update Members of the Environment, Public Health and […]

State aid: Commission approves €254 million Romanian aid to support rehabilitation of district heating system in Bucharest

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, Romanian plans to support the upgrade of the district heating system of the municipality of Bucharest. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This €254 million aid measure, funded thanks to […]

Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Italy has received €10 billion, Spain €6 billion, and Poland […]

Coronavirus: Commission lists key steps for effective vaccination strategies and vaccines deployment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As Europe learns to live with the pandemic, the development and swift global deployment of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 remains an essential element in the eventual solution to the public health crisis. In this context, the Commission is working to ensure that […]

These are the best ways to tackle air pollution and climate change together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth Prevailing wisdom holds that measures to tackle air pollution will also tackle climate change, and vice versa – but this is not always the case. A new report has identified the most effective […]