European Health Union: Commission establishes portfolio of 10 most promising treatments for COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Delivering on a key action from the EU Strategy on COVID-19 Therapeutics, the Commission is today establishing a portfolio of 10 potential COVID-19 therapeutics. The list established is based on independent scientific advice, and focuses on COVID-19 treatment candidates that are likely to be […]

2021 Enlargement package: European Commission assesses and sets out reform priorities for the Western Balkans and Turkey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted its 2021 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Turkey on their respective paths towards the European Union, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, […]

Inside my COVID-19 Diary: is the youth mental health still intact or fractured?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Goodluck Issa Nchasi, a 3rd-year medical student at Catholic University Of Health And Allied Sciences, faculty of Medicine, located in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

State aid: Commission clears Italian public support for Laziomar ferry service; closes investigation concerning support to Saremar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has concluded that the public service compensation granted since 2011 to Laziomar S.p.A. (‘Laziomar’) for the operation of ferry services in Italy is in line with EU State aid rules. The same applies to the compensation granted to Laziomar after it […]

Is menstrual hygiene a game-changer in the 2030 Agenda?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Poojita Avula, a fourth-year MBBS student in Kurnool medical college, India. 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 […]

To lead the green energy future, solar must clean up its supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Morgan Bazilian, Director, Professor of Public Policy, Payne Institute for Public Policy & Dustin Mulvaney, Professor, San José State University (SJSU) The rapid growth of the solar energy industry seen in recent years is expected to continue. Solar […]

Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Ratcliffe, Partner, Employment & Compensation, Baker McKenzie & Julia Wilson, Partner, Employment & Data Protection, Baker McKenzie Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses; To ensure […]

Stepping up legal action: Commission urges 19 Member States to implement EU digital and media laws

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission takes legal action against 19 Member States failing to deliver the benefits of EU digital legislation in the area of audio-visual media and telecommunications. These Member States are required to transpose into their national laws two new sets of rules, without […]

Basic Health Units in the promotion of the 2nd SDG: Zero Hunger

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura de Arruda Martinhago, 18 years old, a medical student at Unicesumar University, Maringá, 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 necessarily […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: over 50 companies adopt ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A coalition of over 50 companies have drawn from existing frameworks and co-created a comprehensive set of metrics that highlight the need for consistent ESG reporting. The impact. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social […]

Human rights breaches in Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Cuba

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba. The situation in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya Parliament expresses its deep concern about the dire humanitarian situation and the reports of […]

European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA): Getting ready for future health emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is launching the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to health emergencies. HERA will anticipate threats and potential health crises, through intelligence gathering and building the necessary response capacities. When an emergency […]

COVID – ACT III, When do I get off the stage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aiman Nadeem, a third year medical student, currently completing her MBBS in Pakistan and a member of IFMSA-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 writer and […]

The legitimation of women in the history of medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Suzana Pereira, a medical student in Brasilia, 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Business travellers are ready to take off again – if certain conditions are met – says survey

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 The majority of global business travellers are willing to resume travelling for work. But only if certain conditions are met, according to a new survey. Business travellers want a greater say in […]

3 ways to disrupt education and help bridge the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: B Kalyan Kumar, Corporate Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, HCL Technologies Ltd By 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines. Education systems, and the lives of […]

3 lessons we can learn from marine protection in sub-Saharan Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oluwasooto Ajayi, Specialist, Communications and Engagement, World Economic Forum On 1 August South Africa celebrates Africa’s first Marine Protected Area Day, which it is hoped will become the global date to highlight the MPA benefits for people and […]

State aid: Commission approves €525.3 million German aid in favour of airline Condor in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found an aid package by Germany in favour of the airline Condor to be in line with EU State aid rules. The approval of the aid package, based on three separate Commission’s decisions, relates to two measures to compensate Condor […]

Producing sustainable building materials from volcanic ash and rocks

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 Disposing of volcanic ash is time-consuming and costly – recycling it could be a better option. Using that ash as a building material is a sustainable way of using it. Even the […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into arbitration award in favour of Antin to be paid by Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation in order to assess whether an arbitration award, to be paid by Spain in favour of Antin as compensation for the foregone support following the modification of a renewable electricity support measure, is in line with […]

Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted rules to facilitate making more data available to help create new products and innovation, in particular in Artificial Intelligence. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted on Thursday its position on the EU Data Governance Act (DGA), aimed at increasing trust in […]

Coronavirus: Over 3 million vaccines doses shared via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following new offers of assistance from EU Member States to countries in need, the Commission has so far supported the sharing of over 3 million COVID-19 vaccines with countries outside of the EU through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. The Commission coordinates the delivery […]

The roots and effects of the gender gap in medicine on current and future female doctors

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Perinni, a 18 years 1th year medical student at Vila Velha University. 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 […]

The historic female struggle in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Ayumi Waricoda Horaguti, a 24 years old medical student at Cesumar University, Brasil. 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 […]

Could dehydrating meat and vegetables help solve the global food waste problem?

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 A food-tech company in Mumbai is converting farm food waste into preserved produce using dehydration technology. Dehydrating goods such as vegetables and meat keeps nutrients at peak level and boosts food security for […]

Rule of Law: start applying budget conditionality immediately

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The budget conditionality regulation does not require any additional clarification to be applied and rule of law breaches must be addressed without delay, say MEPs. In a resolution adopted by the Budget and Budgetary Control committees on Thursday with 53 votes 11 against and […]

Blockchain can help us beat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adelyn Zhou, CMO, Chainlink Labs Smart contracts running on blockchains can unlock new ways to fight climate change and to cope with its impact. This approach relies on networks of ‘oracles’ – entities that enable blockchains to absorb […]

VAT: New e-commerce rules in the EU will simplify life for traders and introduce more transparency for consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. New Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules for online shopping enter into force later this week as part of efforts to ensure a more level playing field for all businesses, to simplify cross-border e-commerce and to introduce greater transparency for EU shoppers when it comes to […]

COVID-19 has devastated India’s self-employed women. Here’s how to support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson, SEWA Cooperative Federation, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Self-employed women in India have been facing the brunt of the pandemic. The informal sector plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy – accounting for 55% of […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

Questions & Answers on the latest update regarding the coordination of COVID-related measures restricting free movement in the European Union

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why was the Recommendation adopted in the first place? To limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the course of 2020, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted various measures, some of which have had an impact on citizens’ right to move freely […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes initial findings of consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today the preliminary results of its competition sector inquiry into markets for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) related products and services in the European Union. The Preliminary Report confirms the rapid growth of these markets, but also identifies potential […]

EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe’s recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission has today proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. Their combined firepower will mobilise significant investments to boost the economic recovery, safeguard sustainability, and create jobs. It […]