Single Market turns 30: Commission’s reports confirm the Single Market underpins Europe’s ability to tackle key challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has published the 2023 Annual Single Market Report and the 2022 Single Market Scoreboard, as part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the Single Market. The reports confirm that the Single Market remains a key tool to address Europe’s […]

3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission. Already, airlines belonging to the […]

European Single Market is turning 30

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Single Market – one of the major achievements of European integration, and one of its key drivers. Established on 1 January 1993, the European Single Market allows goods, services, people and capital to move […]

New EU deforestation law: A 5-step guide to giving deforestation the chop

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The first-of-its-kind EU legislation on deforestation-free products is just two weeks old, and is receiving mixed reviews, depending on your vantage point. The new […]

Social Code of Diabetes 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nowshin Tabassum, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Jamalpur, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Joint EU-US statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. On 15 December 2022, the United States hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington D.C. The United States was represented by Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Attorney General Merrick […]

Diabetes, Depression & Disrimination: Why Social Support & Anti-Discrimination Policies Are Important

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Madhu Shruti Mukherjee, a 2nd year medical student under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. 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 […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the opening ceremony of the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Your Majesty, Royal Highness, Fellow leaders, Let me add my warm welcome to Brussels, after such a long trip. One thing is for sure, there might be many, many miles that divide us but there are much more values that unite us. For 45 […]

Data protection: Commission starts process to adopt adequacy decision for safe data flows with the US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the process towards the adoption of an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which will foster safe trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems […]

Digital workers: better working conditions and protection of rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs voted on measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms, particularly on their employment status and automated systems monitoring their work. The Employment Committee adopted on Monday a draft negotiating mandate on new rules to improve the working conditions in platform […]

Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the unanimous agreement announced last night by the Czech Presidency of the EU Council on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive ensuring a minimum effective tax rate for large multinational groups. With this historic agreement, the EU’s pledge to be among […]

European Commission puts forward recommendations related to detention conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation on the procedural rights of suspects and accused persons subject to pre-trial detention and on material detention conditions, following a request by the EU Ministers to propose non-legislative measures to improve detention conditions. It lays down minimum […]

Ukraine: Commission proposes to criminalise the violation of EU sanctions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today putting forward a proposal to harmonise criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures. While the Russian aggression on Ukraine is ongoing, it is paramount that EU restrictive measures are fully implemented and the violation of […]

Why these are the smartest and most sustainable cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joan Enric Ricart Costa, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Pascual Berrone, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra The world’s cities, already grappling with ageing populations, multifarious social demands, and […]

European Pillar of Social Rights five years on: from principles to concrete action for a strong social Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU celebrates the fifth anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights, at the first European Employment & Social Rights Forum, taking stock of progress made, and looking ahead to what comes next. Five years have passed after the proclamation of the […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

Depression in disguise

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Siddhi Khushalani, second year MBBS student of GMERS Gotri Vadodara, 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Make crucial traffic data available digitally, Transport Committee says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Data on speed limits, roadworks or accidents should be available in digital format, to ensure road users are safer and better informed. On Wednesday, Transport Committee MEPs voted on new intelligent road transport systems rules to boost digitalisation in the transport sector, to better […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: How can we reduce the risk?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Pakista. 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 […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 […]

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: accountability and reforms “deficient”, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Five years after her assassination, Parliament pays tribute to the journalist and looks into the rule of law, organised crime, and corruption in Malta. In its resolution adopted with 564 votes in favour, 10 against, and 17 abstentions on Thursday, Parliament acknowledges the progress […]

Long COVID is disabling millions of Americans. These are the top health stories you need to know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. News in brief: Top health stories to read Psychiatrists in the Belgian capital Brussels are to start offering museum visits […]

Enforcing EU laws: delivering the benefits to citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the enforcement of EU law, setting out its work to ensure that EU law is complied with and citizens and businesses can benefit from the same rights across the EU. It is thanks to the correct […]

World Food Day: What it is and why it’s more important than ever 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content World Food Day, held this year on 16 October, is an annual reminder that food insecurity and malnourishment remain widespread and are poised to worsen thanks to a range of ongoing threats, […]

Metsola to Ambassadors: Appeasement did not work, does not work, will never work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing the EU Ambassadors’ Conference, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola spoke about the importance to always defend our European way of democracy, rights and liberties. “Dear Ambassadors, Dear Friends, Welcome to the European Parliament at what is a critical moment for our European project. […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan, Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojha, Global Health advocates. The writers are 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 […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hydro’s proposed acquisition of Alumetal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Alumetal by Norsk Hydro under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the production and supply of aluminium foundry alloys and […]

Why is inflation so low in Japan?

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 Inflation of 3%. It’s something many of us may be dreaming of right now, but it’s a reality for those in Japan Its inflation rate stood at that level in August, putting […]

Mental health and suicidal prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mudasir Umer, a Pakistani undergraduate medical student, now in his 4th year at international university of Kyrgyzstan ISM. The writer 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 […]

How commercial flights in Europe are edging closer to pre-pandemic levels

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 Flights in Europe are taking off again – though they’re not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, new data shows. Commercial flights – defined as flights carrying passengers, freight and mail – grew […]

Different types of technologies and how they improve workflow

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimra Ishfaq, 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 […]

Why post-pandemic leadership fatigue puts extreme pressure on the C-suite 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Sands, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Over recent years, the responsibilities of executive leaders have evolved and expanded far beyond functional and technical competencies. In quiet, off-the-record conversations, would-be leaders are expressing concern over how responsibilities have developed […]

Abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. Where are things getting better and worse?

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 Workers have rights. But in many parts of the world, these rights are violated. The Global Rights Index 2022 found that abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. The report […]