Women Leadership: Paths to a Humanized Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Teixeira Pinheiro Guerra, a five year Medical Student at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ), Maringá- PR, 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 and do […]

3 tech design principles to help curb digital repression

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evîn Cheikosman, Project Coordinator, Data Policy, World Economic Forum & Emily Ratté, Project Coordinator, World Economic Forum & Marcus Burke, Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Activists and journalists are increasingly suppressed and silenced on […]

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 […]

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Ming at a Virtual Event Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU On July 1, 2021, the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a virtual event and presents to the EU the glorious history and achievements of the CPC over the […]

A hidden population of endangered whales has just been discovered – by nuclear bomb detectors

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 rare population of pygmy blue whales has been discovered in the Indian Ocean by a nuclear bomb detector. It picked up the distinct sound of the whales’ song. Whales are one […]

This logistics company says a strong business purpose is the best defence in a crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express, Deutsche Post DHL The pandemic posed a formidable challenge to logistics companies – as border controls sprung up around the world and lockdowns confined people to their homes. This required an […]

Commission (Eurostat) publishes first statistics on short-stay accommodation booked via collaborative economy platforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published today first key data on short-stay accommodation booked via four private platforms active in the tourism sector. This is a result of the March 2020 landmark agreement between the Commission and Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group […]

Questions and answers: European Commission endorses Luxembourg’s €93 million recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. How did the Commission assess Luxembourg’s recovery and resilience plan? The Regulation ensures a transparent assessment on the basis of 11 criteria against the back of the six pillars of the Regulation. The 11 criteria require an assessment of whether: the measures have a […]

How do you make supply chains more visible without compromising security? A Dutch start-up may have the answer

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 Dutch start-up has developed a blockchain and cryptography system for supply chain management. Circularise enables businesses to have transparency in their chain, while maintaining privacy. Blockchains record information in linked groupings […]

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva: Here’s why Switzerland is the ideal host for diplomacy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Micol Lucchi, Lead, Swiss Public Affairs, World Economic Forum and Samuel Werthmuller, Communications Officer, Europe, World Economic Forum US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16 June. ‘International Geneva’ has […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU external action budget: European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the EU’s new long-term external action budget for 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to adopt the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe’ for the period 2021-2027. This is the final step of the adoption process following the negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and […]

Urban Waste Water: Commission decides to refer HUNGARY to the Court of Justice over waste water treatment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission decided today to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Directive 91/271/EEC). The Directive requires Member States to ensure that urban agglomerations (towns, cities, settlements) properly collect and […]

What will a post-pandemic economy look like? Here’s what chief economists expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s most-recent Chief Economists Survey shows most expect a recovery of global GDP to its pre-COVID-19 level by the first half of 2022. Respondents see the […]

Road crash deaths and injuries in the world’s cities can be stopped. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety & President, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) & Olga Algayerova, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, , United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 1.35 million people die […]

Nagorno Karabakh conflict: EU allocates additional €10 million to support those affected

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of its efforts to strengthen resilience and peace building in the South Caucasus, the Commission is today delivering on its pledge to contribute an additional €10 million in humanitarian aid, including some very early recovery to help civilians affected by the recent […]

This UK campaign is working to close the politics gender gap

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 It will take145.5 years to attain gender parity in politics globally, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report. In the UK, there are still twice as many male as […]

State aid: Commission approves €650 million Polish support to LOT in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved two Polish measures, for a total of about €650 million (approximately PLN 2.9 billion), to support the airline LOT in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The aid measures consists of a €400 million (approximately PLN 1.8 billion) subsidised […]

Fair transition to digital and green economy: a new social agenda for Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In order to complement the changes that the European economy is currently undergoing, clear objectives should be put in place to ensure social justice in the labour market. In a resolution that was adopted today by 616 votes in favour, 22 against and 58 […]

COVID-19, higher education and the impact on society: what we know so far and what could happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Conrad Hughes, Campus & Secondary School Principal, La Grande Boissière, International School of Geneva COVID exposes existing tensions regarding the value of university education. COVID means universities might shrink or implode. Universities are cornerstones of society and must […]

Why skills – not degrees – will shape the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The nature of work and careers is changing fast – and in the future, the right skills will be prized over academic qualifications alone. The COVID-19 slowdown offers employers an opportunity to […]

EU and Germany join efforts to support the African Union’s response to coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU continues to work with Member States to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on all fronts. Today, 500.000 additional coronavirus testing kits have been provided to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The test kits were delivered by […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission decides to register ‘Right to Cure’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Right to Cure’. The organisers of the ECI call on the Union ‘to put public health before private profit [and] make anti-pandemic vaccines and treatments a global public good, freely accessible […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

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  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]

Student Tutor Ratio: at a glance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nayab Zahib, a third year student of Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Pakistan. 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 necessarily reflect […]

Coronavirus response: How the Capital Markets Union can support Europe’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What is in today’s Capital Markets Recovery Package? Today’s package contains targeted amendments to the Prospectus Regulation, MiFID II and securitisation rules. All of the amendments aim to help financial markets support Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. They are at the heart of […]

Joint press release: Republic of Korea – EU Leaders’ video conference meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, held a Leaders’ meeting via video conference on 30 June 2020. 2. The leaders acknowledged […]

State aid: Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a third amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The Temporary Framework was first amended on 3 April 2020 […]

Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19. An effective and safe vaccine against the virus is our best bet to achieve a permanent solution to the […]

3 challenges facing global gig economy growth after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yan Xiao, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Janette Chung, Product Director, Jobox.ai COVID-19 is accelerating the growth of the cross-border offline-to-online (O2O) gig economy. Cross-border payments need to catch up for the cross-border gig economy […]

What is true and not true about the new Coronavirus?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Florea Danut-George, a second year medical student at “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania. He 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 necessarily […]

How to change the world at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liz Rebecca Alarcón, Venture Manager, Accelerate Change Only by addressing the biggest issues of our time at their intersection, and involving all sectors to solve them, will solutions lead to lasting change. To make the most of the […]