Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ray Salameh, 23 years old, who obtained his Bachelor in Biology as well as an attestation for completing the first year of masters in Molecular Biology at the Lebanese University-Faculty of Sciences. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Delay is over: Work begins to shine spotlight on where companies pay their taxes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Four years after Parliament adopted its position on draft legislation on public country-by-country reporting, EU governments come to the table to negotiate a deal. On Thursday, Parliament’s lead negotiators, Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT) and Ibán García Del Blanco (S&D, ES), were officially given the […]

Is it time we were all given the ‘right to disconnect’ from work while at home?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia 50% of UK home workers surveyed during the first COVID-19 lockdown said they were unhappy with their work-life balance. European lawmakers say workers deserve the “right to disconnect” at […]

Pay Transparency: Commission proposes measures to ensure equal pay for equal work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented a proposal on pay transparency to ensure that women and men in the EU get equal pay for equal work. A political priority of President von der Leyen, the proposal sets out pay transparency measures, such as pay […]

Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct of Teva in relation to a blockbuster multiple sclerosis medicine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether the pharmaceutical company Teva has illegally delayed the market entry and uptake of medicines that compete with its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. The Commission will investigate whether Teva has abused a […]

State aid: Commission approves over €1 billion support for high-efficient cogeneration of electricity and heat in Slovakia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Slovak plans to support the production of electricity from high-efficient cogeneration installations connected to district heating networks in Slovakia. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This over €1 billion Slovak […]

Forced Vaccination in COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethically Justified Intervention or Draconian Measure?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Muhammad Rizky Nur Karim is a medical doctor from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

How COVID-19 vaccine efforts could help defeat other diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A proposed way of immunizing against malaria uses an RNA-based approach similar to COVID-19 vaccines. ‘Viral vector’ methods used to stem the pandemic could also yield vaccines for other […]

The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Stockholm International […]

This country is restarting air travel. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO, National Aviation Services The resumption of air travel will depend on the development of digital apps to manage transparent testing and vaccine data. The State of Kuwait is already using three tech solutions that […]

The developing world must get ready to adapt its trade to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD • In the absence of adaptation, developing countries stand to be hit the hardest by trade losses due to climate change. • They must enact adaptation measures to ensure ‘trade-climate readiness’. • Such […]

4 ways to improve trade rules and support climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, Clifford Chance& Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Climate change goals require urgent global action – drawing on the brightest minds and the latest clean technology. To support this, governments must introduce […]

Commission supports reform projects in Member States for more jobs and sustainable growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission approved 226 projects in all 27 Member States that will support their efforts in designing and implementing national reforms to enhance growth. These support actions are delivered in the framework of the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) and will have a total […]

Inadequate SRHR Education or Inadequate Infrastructure: Which is the Limiting Factor?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Neha Kasaravalli, a 22 year old Medical Student at the University of Manchester, UK and the National Liaison Officer for the Standing Committee for Medical Education between the UK and IFMSA She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

The EU and Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement enters into force

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 March 2021, the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will enter into force. It has now been ratified by the Republic of Armenia, all EU Member States and the European Parliament. This represents an important milestone for EU-Armenia relations. This […]

New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from Monday, 1 March 2021. The new labels will initially apply to four product […]

Commission initiates an investigation to decide whether to prolong the steel safeguard measure

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has initiated an investigation to assess whether the safeguard measure currently in place on imports of certain steel products should be prolonged beyond 30 June 2021. The initiation of this investigation follows a duly substantiated request received from twelve EU Member […]

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must […]

The Pandora Box of misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 vaccination drive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manali Sarkar, a 2nd year MBBS student at MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai. 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 […]

Why countries are desperate to defy the odds and access Mars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Three countries have reached the Red Planet with missions in the past few weeks. The desire to access Mars has endured despite a significant number of failed efforts. A […]

There aren’t enough computer chips to power modern cars

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 Global car sales fell in 2020. A shortage of computer chips is compounding poor sales by holding up production. That could cost the industry $60 billion. Besides reeling from the impact of […]

This is why you need that second COVID-19 vaccine dose, says WHO’s Chief Scientist

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 More than 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the world to date. Hospitalization rates in the UK have dropped by 94% after just one dose, according to latest data. […]

This is what a human-centred approach to AI technology could look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group Augmented Intelligence is an approach to integrating people and technology harmoniously. We need to control future forms of advanced technologies better than we have smartphones. This way we can amplify our own […]

COVID-19 Vaccination: The beginning of the End

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kshitij Manchanda, a Second Year Medical Student of Government Medical College Surat. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

We can end routine gas flaring by 2030. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubin Bamji, Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, World Bank Burning the gases associated with oil drilling has significant environmental consequences. It’s also a waste of a valuable source of energy. The future of routine gas flaring […]

Economic policy priorities for a post-pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A high-profile panel on Monday warned of the economic difficulties stemming from the pandemic, whilst noting that this crisis could offer the chance to rebuild EU economies. Kicking off the annual European Parliamentary Week, which sees MEPs and national parliamentarians meet to discuss EU […]

First calls under Horizon Europe to be launched by the European Research Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented the Work Programme 2021 for the European Research Council. This is the first work programme under Horizon Europe, Europe’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027. It includes three main calls for proposals for frontier research actions […]

Vaccination: understanding the challenges surrounding COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Khushi Lohiya, 2nd year medical student of NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and research centre. 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 […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

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 The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

An electric motorbike could help tackle big game poaching. Here’s how

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 Poaching continues to threaten various animals with extinction in Africa. An electric motorbike is the latest tool in the fight to protect them. The solar-powered off-road bike is so quiet, poachers don’t […]

This flying AI robot can pick fruit – preventing waste in the process

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers, made worse by COVID-19 travel restrictions. Some farmers are forced to leave ripe fruit to rot as a result. Now AI flying drones can […]

Why moral leadership matters now more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman, LRN and The HOW Institute for Society The new State of Moral Leadership Report suggests moral leadership is in high demand but short supply; Moral authority as opposed to formal authority alone can […]

The world’s first 3D-printed school is taking shape in Madagascar

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 Thinking Huts and its partners are building the world’s first 3D-printed school on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. 3D printing builds solid objects layer by layer, creating less waste than […]