Colombia: EU and Colombia today open a new chapter to strengthen bilateral relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Colombia agreed on a “Memorandum of Understanding on an Agenda of enhanced political and sectoral dialogue and cooperation for the next decade”, signed by High Representative Josep Borrell and the Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez in […]

Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum 85% of the world lives in areas covered by 4G, but only half are online. Cost, not coverage, is […]

State aid: Commission approves €3 billion French scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, French plans to set up a €3 billion fund that will invest through debt, hybrid and equity instruments in companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary […]

How pockets of Scottish forests could save red squirrels

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 The red squirrel populations are in decline with estimates indicating the UK red squirrel population is now under 140,000 compared to 2.5 million greys. A study by Heriot-Watt University and Forestry and Land […]

Gender inequities in the medical field, an urgent issue

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Teresa Ferri, a third-year medical student from Ecuador, she works with the local medical student’s association in the education committee. 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 […]

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eron Bloomgarden, Executive Director, Emergent The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020. A jurisdictional approach to forest protection enables governments to drive systemic change at a national […]

Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas, identifying the challenges and concerns that they are facing, as well as highlighting some of the most promising opportunities that are available to these regions. Based on foresight and […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

G7 Summit: President von der Leyen outlines key EU priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G7 Summit taking place from 11 to 13 June in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined the key priorities and initiatives the EU will present in meetings with leaders of world’s key […]

COVID-19 in the third wave scenario

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ and a member of IFMSA 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 writers and do […]

The European Union outlines a €3 billion economic support package to a future democratic Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is presenting to the Council its outline for a comprehensive plan of economic support to a future democratic Belarus. The plan, of up to €3 billion, reflects the European Union’s commitment to support the Belarusian people’s wishes for a peaceful […]

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. It sets out Commission expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories […]

Lessons learnt, unlearnt or re-learnt? Analyzing the third wave of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, second year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, 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 […]

COVID-19 3rd wave: were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gautam Araya, a medical student from Philippines. 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 view on the topic, nor […]

COVID-19 Wave III: were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student of Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €500 million loan to Ukraine as part of its fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme. With this disbursement, the EU has now provided Ukraine with €3.8 billion in MFA loans since […]