Social Trajectory: a Fundamental Perspective for Health Treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Demuner, a medical student at Universidade Vila Velha, 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Commission welcomes agreement on EU Annual Budget 2023

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, on a proposal from the European Commission, have reached an agreement on the EU budget for 2023. The agreement is for commitments of €186.6 billion, and payments of €168.7 billion. Once adopted, the […]

European Green Deal: EU agrees to increase carbon removals through land use, forestry and agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional deal on the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation reached late last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the EU’s target for net carbon removals by natural sinks to 310 million tonnes […]

Commission proposes stable and predictable support package for Ukraine for 2023 of up to €18 billion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the European Council meeting of 20-21 October 2022, the Commission has today proposed an unprecedented support package for Ukraine of up to €18 billion for 2023. This will come in the form of highly concessional loans, disbursed in regular instalments as of 2023. […]

COP27: 5 things to be hopeful about the climate summit and beyond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content World leaders have another chance to make progress on taking concrete steps to tackle global warming at COP27 in Egypt this November. It is the United Nations’ largest and most important annual […]

Energy transition: Here’s why the race to net zero is affordable

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 The relationship between the cornerstones of the energy trilemma – sustainability, affordability and security – have become strained since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with governments becoming increasingly preoccupied with energy independence and affordability. […]

3 ways CEOs can take sustainability programmes to the next level

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carsten Linz, CEO and Founder, Bluegain, Igor Rikalo, President, Chief Operating Officer, o9 Solutions We are entering a post-greenwashing era with the necessary shift from talking and measuring to acting for serious impact. In response, many firms have […]

Burkina Faso: MEPs demand immediate return to constitutional order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about allegations of human rights violations. The military coup of 30 September 2022, the second one in a year, undermines the recent progress made towards an orderly […]

True success at COP27 means addressing climate justice — here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anurit Kanti, Global Shaper, Gurugram Hub, World Economic Forum This year’s Conference of the Parties (COP), in Egypt, will be pivotal. Last year, in Glasgow, countries committed to more climate financing and raised their goals, but fell short […]

MEPs say no to Russian passports from occupied regions, stress right to asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament agreed on Thursday not to accept travel documents that Russia has issued in the areas it illegally occupies in Ukraine and Georgia. By 540 votes in favour, 6 against and 36 abstaining, the European Parliament approved its mandate for negotiations with […]

How can the state and the youth community actively help in preventing suicides?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Panos Syriopoulos, a 23 years old and has studied Medicine in the University of Patras since 2017. 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 […]

Frontex: MEPs refuse to discharge EU border agency over its management in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs refused to discharge the 2020 budgets for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the Council, and granted discharge to the European Economic and Social Committee. 345 MEPs voted in favour of the committee recommendation to refuse discharge to Frontex, 284 voted […]

Sanctioning a cryptocurrency protocol: What does that mean for Web3?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arushi Goel, Specialist, Data Policy and Blockchain, World Economic Forum, C4IR India, Geoffrey See, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Poko, Viraj Ananth, Legal & Policy Lead, Poko In August 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of […]

How vertical farms could boost food production in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harsh Vardhan, Senior Investment Specialist, Invest India, Government of India Projections suggest that India will become the most populous country before 2025. This puts into question our food production capabilities. The Global Food Security Index (GFSI), which benchmarks […]

European Commission raises a further €11 billion for NextGenerationEU and to support Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued €11 billion in a dual tranche transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to support Ukraine under the EU’s MFA programme and Europe’s recovery under the flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal consisted of a €5 billion tap […]

Frontex: MEPs recommend refusing sign-off of 2020 accounts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Members of the Budgetary Control Committee recommend against clearing the 2020 budget for Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard agency. The EP committee refused to grant the so-called “discharge” of the 2020 budget of the EU’s border control agency, Frontex, with 12 votes […]

Iran: MEPs want EU to sanction officials responsible for Mahsa Amini’s death

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament condemns the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and asks for EU sanctions against her killers and those involved in quashing the ensuing street protests. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament takes stock of developments in Iran following the death of 22-year-old […]

From Hurricane Fiona to Ian: How disaster-hit areas can get the power back on and build resilience for next time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy White, Writer and Editor, Freelance, World Economic Forum, Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and heat waves, are increasing in intensity, frequency and […]

How to boost local economic, health and conservation outcomes through outdoor recreation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Brown, Vice President, Quantified Ventures, Jonas Epstein, Conservation Finance Project Specialist, United States Forest Service The wealth of natural resources in Southeast Ohio has supported industries and jobs dating back to the 1700s, including salt, timber, brick […]

European Year of Youth 2022: EU adopts the first Youth Action Plan in EU External Action to strengthen engagement with young people worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted the Youth Action Plan in the European Union external action for 2022-2027, the first-ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. It […]

Role of Government and Youth in improving Mental Health and Prevention of Suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eman Fatima, currently studying her bachelor in medicine and surgery at International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK-ISM) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The writer 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 […]

Suicide prevention: the role of government and youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul Rehman, a third year MBBS student from Allama Iqbal Medical College. The writer 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 reflect […]

Why we need to fix the world’s freshwater algae problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Yousef, CEO, LG Sonic While we experience terrible drought and flooding events more frequently due to climate change, another significant hazard is hidden beneath the surface. To be more precise, the surface of our freshwater supplies. Accessible […]

ECB boss pledges to MEPs to fight inflation and restore confidence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Central Bank President announced future interest hikes, while MEPs voiced concerns about rising energy and food prices, and mortgage rates. On Monday afternoon, during the third hearing this year with the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, MEPs in the Economic and […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative: over 120 companies implement the ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of aligning ESG frameworks. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues even more pressing for policymakers, boards and executives. To promote alignment among existing ESG frameworks, the World Economic […]

EU’s trade defence measures protect over 460,000 European jobs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission published its Annual Report on the EU’s trade defence activities of 2021. The Report concludes that 462,000 EU jobs were directly protected by the EU’s trade measures in 2021 in key EU manufacturing sectors such as aluminium, steel, ceramics and […]

Mental health: With ‘end in sight’ for the pandemic, what do employers need to know?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juliet Masiga, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The sun is setting on the work-from-home golden hour. The World Health Organization just announced that the ‘end is in sight’ for the pandemic, but employers around the world have been […]

Abortion is definitely healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shanzay Naveed, a medical student from 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 and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

European political parties and foundations: MEPs ready to negotiate new rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament has adopted its position on updated rules for European-level political parties and foundations. The final report (392 votes for, 119 against, 56 abstentions) improves the Commission’s proposal, with a view to: MEPs also added provisions regarding gender equality, and will seek […]

Energy prices: Commission proposes emergency market intervention to reduce bills for Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing an emergency intervention in Europe’s energy markets to tackle recent dramatic price rises. The EU is confronted with the effects of a severe mismatch between energy demand and supply, due largely to the continued weaponisation by Russia of its energy […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises a further €12 billion for Europe’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued €12 billion in a dual tranche transaction under its flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal was the 12th syndicated transaction under NextGenerationEU and the 7th in 2022. It consisted of a new 5-year bond of €7 billion due on 4 October […]

Power-sector emissions are set to fall in 2022. Thanks to renewable energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered an unprecedented global energy crisis, the world has been turning to other sources of power, besides oil and gas, to meet demand. Renewable energy has seen a […]

Commission presents guidelines on stricter visa processing for Russian citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting guidelines to support Member States’ consulates in handling short-stay visa applications lodged by Russian citizens. Taking into account the heightened security risks the EU is facing following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, consulates should conduct a strict assessment […]