How digitalization kept aid coming to flood-hit Pakistanis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zarrar Sehgal, Co-Chairman, Pathfinder Group Recent flooding in Pakistan has upturned the lives of close to 70 million people, affecting 16 million families. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who has been monitoring the relief efforts, has termed […]

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 […]

Parliament backs boost for renewables use and energy savings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. By 2030, the European Parliament wants renewable energy to be used much more, and energy consumption to be greatly reduced. On Wednesday, MEPs voted to raise the share of renewables in the EU’s final energy consumption to 45% by 2030, under the revision of […]

The human right of abortion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul Moiz, a fourth-year medical student at Bangladesh’s Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College in Dhaka. 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 do not necessarily […]

New rules on VAT rates offer Member States more flexibility while supporting the EU’s green, digital and public health priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the agreement reached by EU finance ministers today to update the current rules governing value-added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services. These new rules will provide governments with more flexibility in the rates they can apply and ensure equal treatment […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

It’s time for a rethink on financial inclusion – new principles show how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajay S. Banga, Executive Chairman, Mastercard While technology has served as a gateway for many, patchy internet access and the lack of affordable tools and access to digital skills has created a digital divide that risks barring the […]