Fundamental rights in the EU: long-standing problems exacerbated by COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s latest assessment of the state of fundamental rights in the EU identifies numerous concerns and demands member states act in defence of European values. On Thursday, MEPs assessed the state of fundamental values in the EU in 2020 – 2021, identifying areas of […]

COVID-19: Team Europe has delivered €47.7 billion to help its partners address the pandemic and its consequences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €47.7 billion in support of partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

State aid: 2021 Scoreboard shows that COVID-19 State aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of support while preserving the level-playing field

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2021 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission and relating to State aid expenditure in 2020, shows the crucial role of State Aid policy in preserving a fair Single Market while at the same time allowing Member States to support companies in […]

COVID created an education crisis that has pushing millions of children into ‘learning poverty’ -report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic caused the worst shock to global education and learning in recorded history, says an international study. 70% of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries cannot pass a basic literacy test […]

Workplace well-being: Stress increasing since COVID-19 began

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Employee well-being is stagnating, with COVID-19, long hours and bad workplace experiences all to blame, a new Gallup report says. Stress and worry are on the rise, and the work-life balance is becoming […]

Employment: Commission report shows young people most affected by job losses due to economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published its Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review 2022. Amongst other findings, the report shows young people were among the most negatively affected by job losses during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that […]

Consumer protection: Airlines reimburse over 500,000 flight vouchers as result of Commission and consumer authorities action in COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission and national consumer authorities have just received the confirmation from 16 major European airlines,  that they reimbursed over 500,000 flight vouchers that they had imposed on consumers for cancelled flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the result of the dialogue that […]

Building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aashka Shah is a final year Medical Student at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad and Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, India. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly COVID-19 news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. […]

Breaking the communication barrier-an approach towards building trust in COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Ahmad, a 4th year MBBS student at University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. 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 […]

Vaccine Hesitancy in COVID-19: How can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragjna Keerthi, who has completed her academic year in medicine and is currently undergoing a compulsory rotating internship at Mahavir institute of medical sciences India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Vaccination hesitancy in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pierre Claver Rusingizandekwe, a Rwandan medical student in Bachelor of dental surgery in University of Rwanda. 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 writers and do […]

Reasons behind COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and efficient strategies to address it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Olivier Sibomana, an enthusiastic and highly committed medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), college of medicine and health sciences, department of general medicine and surgery. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Vaccine Hesitancy in COVID-19 and what we can do about it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Waleed Chaudhry is currently a 4th year medical student at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, 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 the writers and […]

Vaccine Hesitancy in Covid-19: How can we Approach it with efficient communication Strategies?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. IZERE Salomon, a 2nd year medical student at University of Rwanda college of Medicine and Health Sciences in Rwanda. 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 […]

Member States, workers and employers agree on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, Member States, workers and employers in the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH) reached an agreement on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease in health and social care and in domiciliary assistance and, in a pandemic […]

Normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Burhansyah Azhar, a medical student from Indonesia at his 6th medical year in Kasr el Ainy Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt. 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 […]

How to increase COVID-19 vaccination through effective communication

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a 4th year medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, 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 […]

Factors associated with vaccine hesitations against COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Júlia de Moura Cassita, first year student of the medical course at Unicesumar, in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil and Mr. Manoel Flávio Silva Kanisky, studying medicine (seventh period) at Unicesumar, Maringá city. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

EP Special Committee on COVID-19 pandemic starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, the special committee elected Kathleen Van Brempt as its Chair, alongside four Vice-Chairs, and will commence its review of the EU’s response to the pandemic. Specifically tasked with looking into how the European response to the pandemic and the lessons learned can […]

8 ways women will re-shape the post-COVID-19 world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Kreacic, Chief Operating Officer of the Oliver Wyman Forum and Chief Knowledge Officer, Oliver Wyman Women have been hit hard by the harsh conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic causing them to adapt to new realities. A survey […]

Health program’s resilience and chronic disease during COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Behnaz Rahati, a 5th-year medical student from the Golestan University of Medicine, Iran and a member of the Medical Students Iranian Association (a member of (IFMSA)). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

The hidden side of the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a third year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 […]

International Women’s Day: an ambitious future for women after COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and national parliamentarians will discuss the post-pandemic future for Europe’s women at an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on Thursday morning. WHEN? Thursday 3 March, from 09.00 to 12.00 CET. WHERE? European Parliament in Brussels, SPAAK building, room 1A2 and remotely. The annual inter-parliamentary committee […]

Will we have to live with COVID-19 forever?

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 Most people think COVID-19 can never be eradicated, according to a new global survey. But opinion remains sharply divided about compulsory vaccination. There are also mixed views on whether people should be […]

Air pollution can increase the threat posed by COVID-19

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 The World Health Organization has declared air pollution a major public health emergency, saying it causes millions of premature deaths each year. Breathing toxic air can lead to a compromised immune system and […]

COVID-19 hit the creative industries particularly hard. How can they be supported in future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ten million creative jobs have been lost because of the pandemic. Digital revenues fail to make up for losses from live events. UNESCO calls for changes to better support the cultural sectors […]

Coronavirus: €4 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support dismissed Selecta workers in France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposes to support 473 former workers of vending machine company Selecta in France who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with €4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). The funding will help […]

If Omicron is less severe, why are COVID-19 deaths rising?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Omicron death toll has now surpassed the highest seven-day average of the more severe Delta variant. Omicron has been found to spread much more quickly than Delta. Hospitals have struggled […]

Digital health: difficulties and triumphs from the first astronaut missions to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ananda Ciabotti Candido, a 4th-year medical student from São Paulo enthusiastic about innovation and research. 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 […]

Will COVID-19 stick with us forever?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tayba Abdulrahman Mugibel from Yemen, a 4th-year medical student at Hadramout University College of Medicine. 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 […]

Covid 19: The end is the new beginning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Saman Naaz, pursuing her medical education from the European University. She is in 4th year and is really into medicine. 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 […]

A message for everyone concerned about the fate of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Noof Khaled Bin Alsheikh Abo Baker, from Yemen, a 4th year medical student at Hadhramaut University College of Medicine. 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 […]