The European Commission and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and Austria are announcing today the conclusion of agreements for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans. The 651,000 BioNTech/Pfizer doses are funded by the European Commission and will be shared with the facilitation of Austria. The first delivery […]

Palliative Care in Children, why it is less known and why do we need to raise awareness more?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhsin Öznaneci, currently an intern doctor who works in Göztepe Prof.Dr. Süleyman Yalçın Hospital (formerly Göztepe Training and Research Hospital) affiliated with İstanbul Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

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 […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the multilingual digital platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is launching the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all EU […]

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications. Hydrogen fuel technology and […]

How long are COVID-19 vaccines effective?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Experts don’t know yet how long COVID-19 vaccines will be effective. Studies of two of the most prominent COVID-19 vaccines suggest they remain effective for at least six months. […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manisha Das , a student of MBBS 2, studying at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh. . 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 […]

The challenge of palliative care in universal health coverage

This article was written by Ms. Maria Luisa Colpini Meurer and Mr. Mateus Henrique Aderaldo Amichi. Maria L. C. Meurer is a 3rd year medical student and a member of IFMSA Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

This start-up has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste

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 Composting food waste into fertilizer can take up to two years. But now a Malaysian start-up has cut that time to just 24 hours. It’s created an odourless way to tackle food […]

EU allocates an additional €9 million to support the most vulnerable in Myanmar following the coup d’état

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the EU has stepped up its response to assist those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional €9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable. The critical reinforcement of […]

Post-Cotonou negotiations on new EU/Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Partnership Agreement concluded

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today’s initialling of the new Partnership Agreement between the European Union and members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS, formerly known as the ACP Group of States) by the chief negotiators, International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Togo’s Foreign Minister […]

Relevance of palliative care in current medicine and Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luana Izabela Azevedo de Carvalho and Ms. Mariane Marques Queiróza, two second year medical students at the State University of Amazonas (UEA), Amazonia, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Here’s how the aviation sector is stopping cyberattacks from getting off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rashad Karaky, Aviation Cybersecurity Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Saulo Da Silva, Chief Global Interoperable Systems Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) […]

EP committees recommend giving consent to EU-UK agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Thursday, the Foreign Affairs and Trade committees voted in favour of the agreement that sets the rules of the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The committees on Foreign Affairs and International Trade agreed to the proposal by rapporteurs Andreas Schieder […]

European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027: First call for proposals to support youth volunteering activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health […]

Palliative Care: the guarantee of a Human Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Loren Dias Braga Barroso and Luísa Silva de Azevedo, both first-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) in Mossoró, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal,. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Palliative care effectiveness at Universal Health Care: an eminent need

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Yoshie Ueda, 21 years old, 2nd year of medical school, academic at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ) – PR, 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 slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yunzhong Cheng, Strategic Partnership Lead, Asia , World Economic Forum In Asia, South Korea is the cashless champion, while Japan remains loyal to cash. Elderly, rural and low-income groups lack the digital communications equipment, network access, and digital-finance […]

Big tech cannot crack down on online hate alone. We need to fund the smaller players

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melina Sánchez Montañés, Managing Director, Innovation Fund at Alfred Landecker Foundation Online hate can be difficult to identify, given its new and sophisticated forms. Tech companies should move beyond detection and moderation of offensive and defamatory content toprotect […]

Fighting trafficking in human beings: new strategy to prevent trafficking, break criminal business models, protect and empower victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is presenting today a new Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025), focusing on preventing the crime, bringing traffickers to justice and protecting and empowering victims. Between 2017 and 2018, there were more than 14,000 registered victims within the European Union. […]

The Recruitment of Children as Soldiers Explained

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk, a Political Correspondent. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Children should never take part in armed conflicts. In fact, as UNICEF says, the use of child soldiers by armed groups […]

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and its 27 Member States have significantly increased their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for partner countries to €66.8 billion in 2020. This is a 15% increase in nominal terms and equivalent to 0.50% of collective Gross National Income (GNI), up from 0.41% […]

Palliative Care: an approach to comprehensive care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Sena de Lucena, a 4th year medical student at UNIFAP-Macapá and Ms. Anna Valeska Procópio de Moura Mendonça, a psychologist and professor in the Medicine course at the Federal University of Amapá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

How COVID-19 is helping Oman develop a future-ready workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sami Al Asmi, Curator, Muscat Hub The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the digitalization of many Omani companies and made part-time and remote work a new reality; Oman’s workforce will need access to information on these emerging opportunities and […]

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Kadambari Shah, Senior Associate, IDFC Institute & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute • The pandemic revealed how Indian cities dependent on those working […]

Humanitarian aid: EU allocates €54.5 million to Africa’s Great Lakes region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid. This life-saving assistance will be devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid will address […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

COVID-19: faster authorisation for vaccines adapted to variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will discuss and greenlight a new procedure to facilitate and accelerate the EU-wide approval of vaccines adapted to COVID-19 variants. On Thursday, Members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee will hold an exchange of views on a Commission delegated […]

Banning caged farming in the EU: Hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The public hearing, organised jointly by Parliament’s Agriculture and Petitions Committees, on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age will be opened by Committee Chairs Norbert Lins (EPP, DE) and Dolors Montserrat (EPP, ES) alongside Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra […]

On death and dying: a dignified death is everyone’s right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Gualberto Souza, a 22 years old, 3rd year medical student at Centro Universitário FIPMoc from Montes Claros, 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 the […]

Palliative care: how understanding terminal pain and suffering guarantees the dignity of human rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabella Arantes Tobbin and Naiany Olivotto Martins, two second year medical students at Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR) – Brazil. 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 writer […]

Palliative Care In Universal Health Care: A Right or A Privilege?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hind E.S Elobied, a medical student of the third period at Alzaiem Alazhari university, Khartoum-Sudan. 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 […]