Water reuse: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new rules, proposed by the Commission in May 2018, will set out harmonised minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation. Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “With this provisional agreement, we […]

Revamp collective bargaining to prevent rising labour market inequalities in rapidly changing world of work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Collective bargaining and worker’s voice are key labour rights but can also improve labour market performances, according to new OECD findings. Yet both these rights are under pressure from the general weakening of labour relations in many countries and the rise of new and often precarious […]

Amazon fires: Health Effects, Near and Far

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rahba El-Amin, a fourth year medical student at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. 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 […]

Brexit: new European Parliament reaffirms wholehearted support for EU position

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Withdrawal Agreement is fair, balanced and provides legal certainty, MEPs say in a resolution reiterating Parliament’s support for an “orderly Brexit”. The European Parliament continues to support an “orderly Brexit” based on the already negotiated Withdrawal Agreement, MEPs reaffirmed in the resolution adopted […]

Why the most important tool in healthcare is trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust Science can and does change humanity. Yet while we live in an age of extraordinary advances, profound health challenges remain. Global health emergencies such as rapidly rising drug-resistance, epidemic threats from diseases known and […]

Factories are no longer the sure route to prosperity. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arancha González Laya, International Trade Centre Think about countries growing out of poverty and you probably picture something like this: underemployed workers leaving inefficient farms for factories that make textiles and clothing for domestic and export markets. Over time, […]