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 vaccines: Commission and Moderna adapt delivery schedules for late summer and winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and Moderna have reached an agreement to better address Member States needs for COVID-19 vaccines for the late summer and winter period. This will ensure national authorities have access to the vaccines, including variant-adapted vaccines if authorised, at the time they […]

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 […]

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. […]

EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission welcomes political agreement on one year extension

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the extension of the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year, following the Commission’s proposal. The extension will allow persons to continue using their certificate to […]

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 […]

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy – The Key to Conquering Covid

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Krish Keswani, currently a second year student at the GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, 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 […]

What is Pfizer’s antiviral pill and can it cure COVID?

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 EU has cleared Pfizer’s oral COVID pill for use to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19. It’s just one of many COVID-19 treatments in development. Merck’s oral antiviral molnupiravir became the […]

Rule of law, COVID-19, hybrid threats: MEPs discuss EU summit results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Political leaders demand more action against countries breaching the rule of law and express solidarity with Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, in a debate on Tuesday. In a debate assessing the outcome of the 21-22 October European Council with Presidents Charles Michel and Ursula von […]

The effect of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hijab Mustunsar, a Final Year student of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakitsan. 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Urgency, innovation and partnership: applying lessons from COVID-19 to tackle the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum & Akash Shah, Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon Among the most important lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that public-private partnerships on […]

Team Europe: €34 billion disbursed so far to tackle COVID-19 in partner countries

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 €34 billion in support to partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

Would you get a COVID-19 booster shot if offered?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A new Ipsos survey finds that a majority of fully vaccinated adults in 13 countries would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if offered. However, a majority also think priority should be given to […]

Business travel won’t be more sustainable post-COVID unless companies take action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Friedrichsen CEO, Emburse Employee travel is one of the greatest contributors to corporate carbon emissions, yet research shows most firms aren’t taking real action to make such programs any greener. For many companies, sustainability programmes just feel […]

Vaccines can win the race against COVID-19 variants. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 variants threaten to undermine global vaccine programmes unless we accelerate the pace of delivery. Just over 1% of people in low-income countries […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Belarus, climate action, COVID-19: MEPs assess EU summit results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday morning, Parliament debated the outcome of May’s special summit with European Council President Michel and Commission President von der Leyen. A large majority of members backed the firm and united response of the European Council to Belarus and endorsed the swift imposition […]

Saving the world from COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maryam Azeem, a third year medical student studying in shalamar medical and dental college in 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 […]

Global trade after COVID-19: From fixed capital to human capital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexis Crow, Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC & Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) The current trade environment is in a state of flux – but globalization is proving to endure, despite the rising protectionism of the […]

How trust and collaboration are key in India’s last mile response to the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Wells, President Emerita, Ashoka, Jeroo Billimoria, Founder, One Family Foundation & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum Stories on the ground in India demonstrate how social entrepreneurs are stepping up […]

Id ego x superego

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old second-year medical student. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Private sector can help accelerate an equitable COVID-19 vaccine rollout – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colin Godbarge, Principal, KOIS & Clara Marköö, Analyst, KOIS COVID-19 vaccinations bring hope to ending the pandemic but the global effort faces many challenges. Greater public-private sector collaboration is needed to ensure rapid and fair distribution. The private […]

Vaccination campaigns are wars against fake news

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Walquiria da Silva Pedra Parreira, a second year medical student in Brazil, at Centro Universitário de Valença. 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 […]

The real challenges of COVID-19 vaccinations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Şule Sök, a 22 years old a 4th year medical student at Gazi University, Turkey. 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 […]

Confidence in COVID-19 vaccines continues to rise, Ipsos-Forum poll shows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new Ipsos-World Economic Forum survey shows a notable increase in COVID-19 vaccination intent since December in all 15 countries studied. Eighty-nine percent of people in Brazil say they’re ready to be […]

How COVID could democratise commutes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum COVID lockdowns have raised key questions about commutes and their costs in terms of time, money and health. COVID has removed employees’ needs for self-funded commutes, democratising […]

This opera company is helping people in their recovery from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content ENO Breathe is helping COVID-19 patients to recover through singing, in order to manage breathlessness and anxiety. The program is entirely virtual and done in collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service. The […]

How rethinking infrastructure could boost the economy and improve quality of life in the post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Negash Haile, Manager of Economic Analysis and Modelling, Infrastructure Canada The pandemic has brought a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink the type of infrastructure investments we can make and how we deliver them. Canada has joined the ranks of […]

COVID-19: MEPs extend relief measures for the transport sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To support the transport sector during the pandemic, MEPs revamped rules for the use of airport slots to prevent ghost flights, and extended the validity of some licences. Parliament temporarily suspended the ‘use it or lose it’ rule in March 2020 to stop airlines […]

COVID made many of us avoid public transport – what will it take to get us back on the bus?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A global survey by transit app Moovit asked people how COVID-19 has affected their use of public transport. It also asked what would encourage them to use public transit more often during […]

Understanding the challenge surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine campaign

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gautam Araya, a medical student who has studied in Manila Central University and Nepal Institute of Science and Management. 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 […]