The Future Health Professionals: Continuity of the Goals in Brazil

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 writer and do not […]

An U.S.-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic: Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Vaccination is the most effective response to the COVID pandemic. The United States and the EU are technological leaders in advanced vaccine platforms, given decades of investments in research and development. It is vital that we aggressively pursue an agenda to vaccinate the world. […]

Role of Medical Students towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Sakib, currently studying at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 […]

NextGenerationEU: Fourth bond issuance maintains strong momentum for EU borrowing for recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission has today raised a further €9 billion to support Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, through the fourth NextGenerationEU bond issuance since the start of the programme in mid-June. The European Commission issued a 7-year bond due on […]

The final countdown towards achieving the 2030 agenda: the contributions of future health(care) professionals

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 […]

India vs Virus: voices from the COVID front line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Radio Davos hears from people dealing with COVID across India. A list of the Top 50 last-mile responders in India has been launched by the World Economic Forum’s COVID Response Alliance […]

5 themes shaping the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content 70% of workers felt that COVID-related restrictions had led to the most stressful period in their career. Many people are reconsidering what really matters to them at work. Technology is enabling new […]

The girl with a white doctor’s apron and military epaulets

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Melani Pirgova, a student to become military doctor in Medical University Varna and Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria. 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 […]

Tackling the Gender Gap in Medicine Requires Tackling the Gender Gap in Burnout

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marcela Trocha, a second year medical student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) in Poland. 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 […]

Coronavirus: Commission approves new contract for a potential COVID-19 vaccine with Novavax

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has approved its seventh Advanced Purchase Agreement (APA) with a pharmaceutical company to ensure access to a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in Q4 of 2021 and in 2022. Under this contract, Member States will be able to purchase up to […]

How long until you retire? Across Europe, people’s working life is getting shorter

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 For the first time this century, the expected average duration of working life for Europeans has dropped. The pandemic is partly to blame, according to the European Commission. People are living longer […]

These are some of the spectacular additions to Unesco’s World Heritage sites

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content There are more than 1,000 sites of “outstanding universal value” on the World Heritage List. A UNESCO panel added 13 new sites in 2020-2021. Entry onto the list means important sites are given […]

Commission opens infringement procedures against 12 Member States for not transposing EU rules banning unfair trading practices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission opened infringement procedures against 12 Member States for failing to transpose EU rules banning unfair trading practices in the agri-food sector. The Directive on unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain, adopted on 17 April 2019, ensures protection of […]

EU farm policy reform: press conference on outcome of latest round of talks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following this week’s trilateral talks on EU farm policy reform, lead EP negotiators Lins, Jahr, Müller and Andrieu plan to hold a press conference on Friday. The press conference takes place in the Anna Politkovskaya press room (SPAAK 0A50) in the European Parliament. The […]

How India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum, Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum & Sonum Gayatri Malhotra, Clean Skies India, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum […]

European Semester Spring Package: Paving the way for a strong and sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies. This guidance aims to help Member States strengthen their economic recoveries, making the best […]

This is how we empower a generation of young people to protect the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniela V. Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Member of Friends of Ocean Action We need to empower a future generation of leaders to create a sustainable world with a healthy and thriving ocean. Sustainable Ocean Alliance […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

Affordable, accessible and safe medicines for all: the Commission presents a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure patients have access to innovative and affordable medicines and to support the competitiveness, innovative capacity and sustainability of the EU’s pharmaceutical industry. The Strategy will allow Europe to cover its pharmaceutical needs, […]

The European Union provides additional €17.2 million to support health systems in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has approved an additional €17.2 million through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) to support coronavirus preparedness in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. The EUTF support to the emergency health response in the Horn of Africa now reaches almost […]

Meet the first winner of a new award for cancer research

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belén Garijo, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare; Member of the Executive Board, Merck The Johann Anton Merck award celebrates the best new scientific research in oncology and autoimmunity. Its inaugural winner is Professor Caroline Dive of the University of […]

Just transition in EU regions: support to people, economy and environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU must transition towards a climate-neutral economy without letting disparities between regions grow any further, say regional development MEPs. On Monday 6 July, the Regional Development Committee approved the establishment of the Just Transition Fund (JTF) with 27 votes in favour, 7 against […]

Mental health in times of a pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 4th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Student’s Association of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (AEFML). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Mandatory Transparency Register: political meeting to restart negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Tuesday, 16 June 2020, the European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, together with the European Parliament negotiators, Vice-President Katarina Barley and Danuta Hübner, Member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Ministre Délégué Nikolina Brnjac for the Croatian Presidency of the […]

Mental health in a pandemic: what to do to ease the burden on people with disabilities?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, an MBBS fifth year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in China. 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 […]