Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

COVID-19: Review, Impact and Next Steps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins is a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 […]

Bend It Like Scholz: Can Germany show the way to heal the EU-China relations?

That the EU-China relations have been facing challenges is not news. Lately we have been witnessing a change of course in the EU’s stance towards its biggest trade partner. Just a couple of years ago the EU started this turmoil by calling China “systemic rival” while the European Parliament froze the Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI). […]

Ukraine: EU agrees on eighth package of sanctions against Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the Council’s adoption of an eighth package of hard-hitting sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This package – which has been closely coordinated with our international partners – responds to Russia’s continued escalation and illegal war against Ukraine, including […]

Why dialogue is an essential tool for peace, security and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Saavedra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Dell Technologies Violent extremism is born from distorted interpretations of culture, hatred and ignorance and threatens our societies’ foundations – tearing us apart and weakening collaboration. And […]

Fuel-efficient routing: Here’s how you can make your road journey more eco-friendly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Brittin, President, Business and Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Across the world, people are making more sustainable choices. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of us globally are concerned or fearful about climate […]

How city and state diplomacy can strengthen US foreign policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Bromaghim, Visiting Senior Fellow for City and State Diplomacy, Truman Center for National Policy City and state diplomacy is an important part of international cooperation, but right now it has no link to US foreign policy – […]

Jet streams and heatwaves: what’s the link?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Jet-stream winds that blow around the Earth from east to west are linked to this summer’s heatwaves. Scientists say a number of U-bends in the jet stream are generating hotter weather. While […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

The metaverse paradox: Why the industry needs standardization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rolf Illenberger, Chief Executive Officer, VRdirect The metaverse will define the next technological era, characterized by more intuitive ways to interact with technology such as through virtual reality. However, advancements in metaverse technology are largely being driven by […]

Is China a Challenge to NATO?

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to the EU. At the 2022 Madrid Summit, NATO adopted a new Strategic Concept, claiming that NATO member states would work together to address the systemic challenges posed by China. A look at history and reality tells us a different story. In recent years, certain […]

Access to healthcare: Why we need to prioritize women and girls

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum & Dhwani Nagpal, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum COVID-19 exposed the shortcomings of global healthcare and public infrastructure. Women’s and girls’ health has been […]

Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In two reports adopted on Thursday, which assess Albania and North Macedonia’s progress on the path towards EU membership, the Parliament asks the Council to officially start accession negotiations with these two countries, noting the geostrategic context of relations with Russia and its aggression […]

European Development Days 2021: driving the global debate on green action ahead of Kunming and Glasgow Summits

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 14th European Development Days (EDD), a leading global forum on international partnerships and cooperation, will begin tomorrow to reflect on the road to the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD) COP15 in Kunming in October and COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. More than 1,000 organisations […]