Coronavirus: Commission approves new contract for a potential COVID-19 vaccine with Novavax

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has approved its seventh Advanced Purchase Agreement (APA) with a pharmaceutical company to ensure access to a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in Q4 of 2021 and in 2022. Under this contract, Member States will be able to purchase up to […]

How to deliver 10 billion COVID-19 vaccines at warp speed

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luiza Vieira Marconi, a twenty-year-old and currently a third year medical student at the Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de Barretos, in the city of Barretos/São Paulo – Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

COVID-19 is accelerating stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James M. Loree, Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Black & Decker Stakeholder capitalism is a critical strategic shift needed for corporations to stay relevant and engaged in today’s world of accelerating ESG change. Companies proved their agility during the […]

Coronavirus: EU supports Member States with transport of essential supplies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission continues to provide further financial support to six Member States through the Mobility Package of the Emergency Support Instrument amounting to over €14 million, for the transport of COVID-19 vaccination-related equipment and COVID-19 therapeutics. This comes on top of the €150 million […]

How to back an inclusive post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vineet Rai, Founder and Chairman, Aavishkaar Group & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 crisis has shown that philanthropic and grant capital is best placed to mobilize rapid relief. […]

Fight against gender inequality in medicine: Brazilian women physians working at the frontline of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leticia Borborema is a student in the second year of medicine in Brazil in the Centro Universitário Unifipmoc, 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 […]

5 post-COVID trends from Indian entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Sreevas Sahasranamam, Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, University of Strathclyde & Prof. Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s Business School, King’s College London & Dr. Przemyslaw Zbierowski, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, King’s Business School, […]

State aid: Commission approves €525.3 million German aid in favour of airline Condor in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found an aid package by Germany in favour of the airline Condor to be in line with EU State aid rules. The approval of the aid package, based on three separate Commission’s decisions, relates to two measures to compensate Condor […]

Vaccinating the world: ‘Team Europe’ to share more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ensuring access to safe and affordable COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and notably for low and middle-income countries, is a priority for the European Union. At the Global Health Summit in Rome, on 21 May 2021, President von der Leyen announced that ‘Team Europe’ […]

The COVID vaccine market is worth at least $150 billion. Can we stop it being flooded with fakes?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Health Security Solutions, SICPA Countries all over the world are reporting the sale of fake, or misleadingly labelled, vaccines. Counterfeit COVID vaccines are part of the rapidly increasing worldwide trade in fake medicines that poses […]

Combating COVID-19 and Ensuring No One is Left Behind

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Development Programme and Mr. Bambang Susantono, the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank. The opinions expressed […]

Republic of Senegal and Team Europe agree to build a manufacturing plant to produce vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic diseases

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, welcomes the support of Team Europe and other partners, including the United States and the World Bank Group, in the construction in Senegal of a facility for manufacturing vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic […]

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 […]

How to solve COVID’s crew change crisis and protect global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd Over 1 million seafarers work in tough conditions to support 80% of global trade. COVID-19 pandemic has stranded vast numbers of these key workers at sea. We outline […]

COVID-19: How the pandemic has made football’s structural problems worse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franck Bancel, Professor of Finance, ESCP Business School & Henri Philippe, Partner, Accuracy During the decade that preceded the COVID-19 crisis, football in Europe enjoyed a continuous increase in revenues. The crisis has put stress on football governance […]

COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy: Commission identifies five promising candidate therapeutics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU Strategy on COVID-19 Therapeutics delivers today its first outcome, with the announcement of the first portfolio of five therapeutics that could soon be available to treat patients across the EU. Four of these therapeutics are monoclonal antibodies under rolling review by the […]

COVID-19: EU helps deliver vaccines to Kosovo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is helping Norway to deliver over 180,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo, following Kosovo’s request for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The Commission coordinates and finances up to 75% of the costs for transporting the assistance. Commissioner for […]

COVID-19 lessons learned: stronger role for EU medicines regulator

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Public health MEPs agree to change the European Medicines Agency’s mandate to reinforce its role and better equip the EU to manage future health crises. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Tuesday, with 68 votes in favour, […]

COVID-19 Wave III – What did we learn?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vishwajit G.V, a first year medical student in Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India. 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 not necessarily […]

COVID-19 : Have we learnt any lessons at all from last year?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sharvari A Khandkar, a MBBS graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG hospital. 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 […]

COVID-19: Peoples’ response and myths -did we learn anything?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Ahmad for European Sting a 3rd year medical student at University Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad, 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 […]

COVID-19 has devastated India’s self-employed women. Here’s how to support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson, SEWA Cooperative Federation, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Self-employed women in India have been facing the brunt of the pandemic. The informal sector plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy – accounting for 55% of […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

Indian corona wave 2021: A nationwide oxygen emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, 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 […]

Questions & Answers on the latest update regarding the coordination of COVID-related measures restricting free movement in the European Union

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why was the Recommendation adopted in the first place? To limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the course of 2020, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted various measures, some of which have had an impact on citizens’ right to move freely […]

Here’s how one social entrepreneur became a first responder to the Indian COVID crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chetna Vijay Sinha, Founder, Mann Deshi Foundation, India Social purpose organization, Mann Deshi, is using its position on the frontlines of the pandemic to deliver critical COVID-19 relief. It also provides interest-free loans to businesswomen affected by COVID […]

Prevention of the COVID-19 III wave in India

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rahul Manoharlal Sodhai, a medical student from Vilasrao Deshmukh Government Institute Of Medical Sciences, Latur, India. 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 […]

Safety, Survival and battles with COVID 19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Prarthana RK Mahale, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Valsad in Gujarat (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 writer and do […]

COVID-19 wave III: the dos and the don’ts

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Pankti Parmar is a 2ndyear medical student, studying at HBT Medical College and Dr.RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai. 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 […]

World leaders must put women at centre of COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic gender divide around the world. As G7 leaders meet this week, they […]

COVID-19 vaccines have been around for half a year, what have we learned so far?

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 Signs are so far encouraging in terms protection, safety, and saving lives. More than 2 billion doses have been administered globally. However, many people may not receive a single […]

Contemplation: Lessons learnt from COVID-19 and their implementation by the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nidhi P Pawar, a second year medical student at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Karnataka, 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 […]

Parliament calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To accelerate global vaccine rollout, MEPs demand the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights protection for COVID-19 vaccines. In a resolution adopted with 355 votes in favour, 263 against and 71 abstentions, Parliament proposes negotiations start for a temporary waiver of the WTO TRIPS […]