Understanding the Challenges Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

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 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 […]

Investors must travel a winding road to net-zero. Here’s a map

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan For institutional investors, the path to net zero is not straightforward – but it is navigable. Earning both financial and environmental returns can be done, but it […]

Why we need a mindset shift to combat the new wave of supply-chain cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dani Michaux, EMA Cyber Leader and Head of Cyber Security, KPMG Ireland • The digital ecosystem has expanded in response to changing needs during the pandemic. • There is a current rise in cyberattacks, often on vulnerable digital […]

The invisible L word: the struggles to achieve SRHR, as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for lesbian population

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mbaama Millicent Marian, a Ghanaian who lives and schools medicine in Ukraine. She is currently in her 3rd year at Sumy State University.. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

4 ways to improve trade rules and support climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, Clifford Chance& Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Climate change goals require urgent global action – drawing on the brightest minds and the latest clean technology. To support this, governments must introduce […]

The challenges of the vaccination campaign in Brazil, including the state of Amazonas

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Juliana Mayra, a sixth-period medical student at Amazonas State University in Brazil, daughter of Luzamere de Araújo, native from Manaus, Amazonas. 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 […]

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah Founder, The SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Rafal Rohozinski, Founder, The SecDev Group By 2026, almost 26% of the world’s GDP could be based on internet-based and digitally-connected industries. Seizing digital opportunities begins with an […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mary AlMadani, a 3rd-year medical student at Mutah University, Jordan. 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 IFMSA’s view on […]

MEPs call for suspension of the launch of the Belarus nuclear plant in Ostrovets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs voice serious concerns over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant in Belarus and demand that its commercial launch be suspended. In a resolution adopted with 642 votes to 29, with 21 abstentions, Parliament criticises the hasty commissioning of the Ostrovets nuclear plant […]

Commission opens infringement procedures against 24 Member States for not transposing new EU telecom rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 Member States for failing to enact new EU telecom rules. The European Electronic Communications Code modernises the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, to enhance consumers’ choices and rights, for example by ensuring clearer contracts, quality of […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on the ESF+

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+). The ESF+ will be a key financial instrument to implement the European […]

European Commission successfully places first EU SURE bond in 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has issued a €14 billion social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in June 2028 and €4 billion due for repayment […]

‘Trickle-down’ tax cuts don’t work, study says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A study claims that taxing the richest less doesn’t strengthen economies and worsens inequality. London-based academics have analysed 50 years of growth, income and employment data covering 18 countries. The study comes as governments are considering raising taxes to repair the economic damage of […]

Bosses perform better when they are appreciated by their staff, according to a new study

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 Managers were surveyed over 10 days about how much they felt appreciated, for a study by the University of Central Florida. Feeling more appreciated led to more energy, which translated into higher […]

Central America: EU increases humanitarian support by €5 million and delivers additional in kind assistance to hurricane victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Further EU assistance has been delivered today in Honduras to the victims of Hurricanes ETA and IOTA in the country through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Queen Letizia of Spain is in Honduras as two shipments totalling some 17.7 tonnes of cargo, including  COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 put 1.6 billion children out of school. Here’s how to upgrade education post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amel Karboul, CEO, Education Outcomes Fund • Many of the 1.6 billion children out of school during the pandemic may never return. • Of those who do, more than half will not receive the education required for basic […]

How to make your business thrive by doing good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurent Marbacher, Author and consultant and Isaac Getz Author and professor, ESCP Europe Business School Doing good indiscriminately is a pitfall, because it’s not effective enough. A company cannot maximize its profits and minimize its environmental damage at […]

This is how good governance can make sure technology works for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Emerging technologies will have a vital role in the recovery from the pandemic and avoiding future crises. But regulation is not keeping pace with innovation in fast-moving areas such as fintech and […]

Mergers: Commission refers acquisition of newly created joint venture by Telefónica and Liberty Global to the UK competition authority

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission has referred the proposed acquisition by Telefónica S.A. and Liberty Global PLC of a newly created joint venture to the Consumers and Market Authority (“CMA”) of the UK, at its request. The proposed joint venture will combine Telefónica’s UK Limited business […]

As we switch to cleaner energy, there are three dangers we must not overlook

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 Demand for electricity could surpass demand for oil by 2040. One-fifth of the world’s energy consumption is met by electricity. The switch to renewable energy calls for greater focus on electricity security. […]

Commission welcomes agreement on the modernisation of EU export controls

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on its proposal for a modernisation of EU export controls on sensitive dual-use goods and technologies. The changes agreed today will upgrade and strengthen the EU’s export control toolbox to […]

Countries are piling on record amounts of debt amid COVID-19. Here’s what that means

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 Public debt levels and deficits have hit records during the pandemic. Many experts argue it’s a sound means to fund the recovery. Such borrowing has been further enabled and […]

Can we ensure patients’ safety without taking care of healthcare workers?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriele Montipó, a second-year medical student at the UniversidadeEstadual do Oeste do Paraná, in Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. 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 […]

A greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s future farm policy should be more flexible, sustainable, and crisis-resilient, so that farmers can continue to deliver food security across the EU. MEPs on Friday adopted their position on the post-2022 EU farm policy reform. The EP negotiating team is now ready […]

Focus on EU’s external action and building our stronger inner core: von der Leyen at the Special European Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 and 2 October, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss foreign affairs and the EU’s economic base. They reiterated full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus ‘whose sovereignty and sovereign rights must be respected’. “The EU has a strategic interest in a stable […]

To achieve the Great Reset, we will need more than just the actions of the powerful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Jonathan Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi & Carolien de Bruin, Lead, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer […]

Single European Sky: for a more sustainable and resilient air traffic management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is to modernise the management of European airspace and to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths. This […]

Social media and the lack of information for blood donation

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lorenna Nogueira Pacheco, a doctor who has just experienced of graduating during the coronavirus pandemic at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (PUC-Goiás), Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s services have published the 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review dedicated to the theme of social fairness and solidarity. The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the EU in the […]

We must prevent a post-COVID ‘carmageddon’. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation & Imke Verburg, Programme Coordinator the Netherlands, Bernard van Leer Foundation Now is the time to consolidate the gains we have made in terms of cleaner air. Opening up and repurposing our […]

Black Lives Matter – for Pakistan’s Sheedi community too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zahra Bhaiwala,  Impact Officer, Boston Hub & Neekta Hamidi, Outgoing Curator, Boston Hub & Sikander Bizenjo, Curator, Karachi Hub, Karachi Hub • Pakistan has the largest African immigrant population in all of South Asia, known as the Sheedi […]

Finding calm in the COVID-19 chaos 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Unaiza Naeem,  a 19 years old first-year medical student at Dow Medical College, Karachi, 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 […]

Topic: Mental Health in times of pandemic: What can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibershimi, a third year medical students, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. 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 […]