Commission kick-starts work to make 2022 the European Year of Youth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the announcement made by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address, the Commission has adopted today its formal proposal to make 2022 the European Year of Youth. Europe needs the vision, engagement and participation of all young people […]

Essential infrastructure: new rules to boost co-operation and resilience

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs endorse new rules to better protect essential services like energy, transport and drinking water. With 57 votes in favour and 6 against (no abstentions), the Committee adopted its negotiation position on new rules on EU critical infrastructure entities. MEPs are […]

EU Health: MEPs call for a future-proof EU pharmaceutical policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for national and EU measures to guarantee all patients have safe and timely access to essential and innovative medicines. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Tuesday, with 62 votes in favour, 8 against and 8 […]

Zero pollution: Commission report shows more needs to be done against water pollution from nitrates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The latest Commission Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (based on data for 2016-2019) warns that nitrates are still causing harmful pollution to water in the EU. Excessive nitrates in water are harmful to both human health and ecosystems, causing oxygen depletion […]

COVID-19 Effects on The Youth’s Mental Health and Daily Routine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Baraa Alhendawi, a third-year medical student at Al-Quds University, Al-Azhar Branch, Gaza, Palestine. 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 […]

Connecting Europe Express reaches final destination after 20,000km journey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results show a mixed picture as IT companies reviewed 81% of the notifications within 24 hours and removed an average of 62.5% […]

Arctic: MEPs call for peace and reduced tension in the region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for constructive international cooperation in the Arctic while issuing warnings over emerging threats to stability in the region. In a new report on geopolitical and security challenges in the Arctic, adopted on Wednesday, MEPs say that Arctic states and the international community […]

The Case of Increased Anxiety in Youth Due to the Uncertainty Associated with the Pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aysha Noor, 3rd year MBBS student from Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad, 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 do not necessarily reflect […]

WHO: This is how we can keep schools COVID-safe

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 With schools reopened around the world, the World Health Organization offers advice on how to do it safely. The key is to take prompt action if a child or teacher becomes infected. […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on draft proposal to further facilitate implementation of aid measures promoting the green and digital transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting Member States and all other interested parties to comment on certain proposed amendments to the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). The purpose of the proposed revision is to reflect the changes to various sets of State aid Guidelines, which […]

Agriculture: Commission adopts exceptional measures to support the wine, fruit and vegetable sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The support measures for the wine sector adopted today include increasing support for risk management tools such as harvest insurance and mutual funds, and extending the flexibility measures already in place until 15 October 2022. For the fruit and vegetable sector, support to producer […]

Living in a Pandemic: What are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student of Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Pavi Brar, currently a MSc Global Health and Social Justice student at King’s College London. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Opening of plenary session: debate on Pandora Papers added

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Vice-President Metsola opened the 4-7 October session in Strasbourg. Changes to the agenda The revised final draft agenda has been approved by the Conference of Presidents by written procedure. Wednesday Council and Commission statements on the Pandora Papers – implications on the efforts to […]

Disappearing water in a warming climate: a story in four visuals

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 & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Water scarcity is poised to exact an increasingly heavy toll. The issue will likely be a focus of […]

Supporting good governance – a Zambian case study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Krish, Global Head, Digital Workplace, TCS & Rashmi Bhaskar Mukherjee, Director, Experience Reimagination & Future of Work, Digital Workplace, TCS UKI The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s values and attitudes towards institutions in general, and towards employers […]

We must reform trade to build a sustainable, inclusive global recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum & José Viñals Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Trade policy needs to evolve to meet growing global challenges. 29 CEOs and Chairpersons from five continents have called on world leaders to update […]

EU Humanitarian Air Bridge delivers life-saving medical aid to Afghanistan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight has delivered over 25 metric tonnes of life-saving medical cargo to Kabul to address the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. Due to the ongoing conflict and the recent drought, up to half of Afghanistan’s population is dependent […]

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 […]

Future healthcare professionals: the roadmap to global progress and sustainability

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yashas BP, a 20 years old, a 2nd Year medical student at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences from Karnataka, India. 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 […]

COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Copenhagen topples Tokyo from top spot of EIU’s annual World’s Safest City Index. Survey includes environmental safety for the first time to test city sustainability pledges. Wealth and open government linked to increased […]

Code of Practice on disinformation: Commission welcomes new prospective signatories and calls for strong and timely revision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The topic of disinformation remains high on the Commission’s agenda. Eight new prospective signatories joined the revision process of the Code of Practice on disinformation during the latest signatories Assembly meeting yesterday. They expressed their willingness to take commitments under the strengthened version. The […]

Is Asia-Pacific ready to age gracefully?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund The global population is ageing, with Asia-Pacific likely to see the most rapid increase in older citizens between now and 2050. On 1 October 2021, International Day of Older […]

Here’s how companies could have prepared for the microchip shortage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Boguslavsky, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Tradeteq Billions have been wiped from balance sheets across the world as a result of the shortage of microchips. Some of the most sophisticated tech companies in the world failed to forsee […]

Consumer protection: Airlines commit to timely reimbursement after flight cancellations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following dialogues with the Commission and national consumer protection authorities, 16 major airlines have committed to better information and timely reimbursement of passengers in case of flight cancellations. The Commission had alerted the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) enforcement authorities in December 2020 to address […]

What companies can do to build more inclusive AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen As the applications and influence of artificial intelligence (AI) grow, an ethical approach to AI development is a must-have; Companies may struggle with the specific actions required to build AI that’s inclusive, […]

India’s Perspective in 2021 for Agenda 2030

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rutvik Raval, a final year medical student from B.J. Medical College, Gujarat, India. 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 […]

European Commission honours winners of EU Product Safety Award

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 2021 EU Product Safety Award. 11 companies from eight different countries were celebrated for their innovations and investments to protect consumers. In its second edition, the award focuses on two aspects: protecting vulnerable consumer groups and the use of new technologies to enhance consumer […]

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 […]

Why diversity is critical to media and entertainment – and how to achieve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Kristen Hines, Managing Director, Accenture Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the media and entertainment industry is the right thing to do – and […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]