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 […]

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. Erick Enock Magese, a Tanzanian 4th year medical student at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences located in Mwanza, Tanzania. 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 […]

New Eurobarometer survey highlights severe impact of COVID-19 pandemic on women

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Key demands of women for MEPs are tackling human trafficking and sexual exploitation, fighting mental and physical violence against women and addressing the gender pay gap. For International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament commissioned a dedicated survey among European women assessing […]

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 […]

European Commission authorises fifth safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine Nuvaxovid, developed by Novavax, the fifth COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and […]

This is how COVID-19 hit household expenditure in Europe

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 New data reveals that COVID-19 reduced Europe’s household spending by 8% in 2020. Nations with the severest lockdowns saw the most dramatic drop in household consumption, says Eurostat. Elsewhere, consumer spending in […]