Covid-19: the scourge of God

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicolas Cardoso Lauxen, a first year Brazilian medical student at Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille). 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 writers and do […]

President Herzog: “Antisemitism remains, and Holocaust denial still exists”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Israel’s President Isaac Herzog called on MEPs to work to eradicate antisemitism in Europe and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Opening the commemoration ceremony, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called the Holocaust “history’s greatest crime. A crime intended to wipe […]

These are the big things we can learn from small nations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Bennett, Co-Chair and Chief Creative Officer, IDEO For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with small countries. Specifically, small nations with superpowers that larger nations covet. I grew up in Singapore, the ultimate small-but-mighty island […]

European Single Market is turning 30

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Single Market – one of the major achievements of European integration, and one of its key drivers. Established on 1 January 1993, the European Single Market allows goods, services, people and capital to move […]

REPowerEU: New industrial Alliance to boost the EU’s solar power and energy security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission together with industrial actors, research institutes, associations and other relevant parties launched the European Solar PV Industry Alliance. The alliance will help mitigating supply risk by securing diversification of supplies through more diverse imports and scaled up solar PV manufacturing of […]

How the winners of the latest Earthshot Prize will scale environmental solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whether it’s using seaweed as an alternative to plastic, providing cleaner burning stoves, or turning CO2 into rock, human ingenuity is providing practical solutions to help the world reach net-zero emissions. And five […]

How electric vehicles can help the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Peltier-Thiberge, Global Director for the Transport Sector, World Bank Electric cars are capturing headlines and wallets the world over. Over 6 million were sold in 2021, double the year prior. With some government policies shifting in their […]

EU and Canada to co-host the next International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The outflow of refugees and migrants from Venezuela is currently one of the largest displacement crises in the world, with more than 7.1 million people having fled or left their country. The current global context, and lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have compounded […]

This is why it’s crucial to track and preserve Ukraine’s cultural heritage

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 When Ukrainian troops recently liberated Kherson after an eight-month Russian occupation of the city, something deeply symbolic was missing. True, by then many things had vanished. Works by renowned […]

Commission proposes a new EU instrument to limit excessive gas price spikes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has continued its response to the ongoing energy crisis by proposing a Market Correction Mechanism to protect EU businesses and households from episodes of excessively high gas prices in the EU. This complements measures to reduce gas demand and ensure security […]

Cervical cancer elimination: Why we need partnerships to scale equitable access to vaccines and screening

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Director, Health Policy & External Affairs. Roche Diagnostics Solutions, Roche, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, Founder/CEO, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Tamika Felder, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Cervivor, Kim Simplis Barrow, Founder, Women for Peace, Justice & Equality A […]

The Pact for Skills expands to 1,000 members as it marks its second anniversary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two years after its launch, the Pact for Skills celebrates an important milestone as its membership grows to 1,000 members, including large multinational companies, SMEs, local training providers, and chambers of commerce. The Pact is a central element of the European Skills Agenda. This […]

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 […]

Ramping up Africa’s vaccine manufacturing capability is good for everyone. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Today, Africa only produces about 0.1% of the global supply of vaccines. This is a market failure which has cost lives and urgently needs to be fixed. More than […]

Reducing the suicide risk: The significance of strengthening national policies and the role of youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Haolan Qi, an ophthalmology resident doctor currently studying at Nankai University, China. 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 […]

These regions produce a lot of carbon emissions – here’s what they plan to do about it

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 Clean energy comprised 67% of new electricity generating capacity in the US in the first half of 2022, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Other big CO2 emitters like China and […]

A sustainable path to lasting recovery for Small Island Developing States lies in the ocean and the building of a robust blue economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shiri Krishna Gounder, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Economy, Government of Fiji Reliant on tourism and trade, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were among the hardest hit globally by the economic impact of COVID-19. Fiji and other SIDS […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 10.2% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

The global displacement crisis and how to tackle it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Owusu Yaa Asieduwaa, a 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. 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 […]

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively. Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached with the Council last year on increasing the powers of the EU’s medicines regulator with 655 votes […]

Higher education: making EU’s universities ready for the future through deeper transnational cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever. Europe is facing major challenges such as climate change, the digital transformation and aging population, at a time when it is hit by the biggest global health crisis […]

One Health for Everyone!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi Chaudhary, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India and Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, India. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Degot, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group AI has the potential to become the ‘Swiss Army knife’ in our fight against climate change. AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable […]

World’s most powerful tidal turbine pumps out greener electricity in Scotland

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 Orbital O2 can generate enough green electricity for 2,000 homes and will operate for 15 years. It will offset the equivalent of 2,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. Wave and tidal […]

Universal civil registration and vital statistics are critical for truth, trust and COVID recovery in Asia and the Pacific

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP & Mr. Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director of […]

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 […]

The Third Wave of COVID-19: a new perspective to the pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natan Viana Medeiros and Ms. Yasmin Lima Nogueira, two 1st-year medical student at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

These 4 start-ups are using seaweed to help save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Walé Azeez, Writer, Formative Content Seaweed plays a crucial role in the ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Seaweed is better at absorbing CO2 emissions than trees are. Seaweed is considered a high-value source of protein for humans […]

The cost of dying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Neena Shaji, a 2nd year medical student in David Tvildiani Medical University in Georgia. 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 […]

7 of the most surprising facts about global gender gaps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2021 finds COVID-19 has slowed progress towards gender parity. Political Empowerment is the area with the widest gender gap. More women than men have lost […]

Georgia: EU report highlights the need for political compromise to continue the reform momentum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, despite the COVID-19 related challenges. Further efforts are however needed, notably in the field of judicial reform and tackling political polarisation. These are key findings of the European Union’s annual Association Implementation Report […]

COVID-19 will hit the developing world’s cities hardest. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Richard Florida, Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world’s poorest cities aggregate factors that facilitate the spread of COVID-19 easier […]

Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today launched the Fit for Future Platform – a high-level expert group, which will help the Commission simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that EU legislation remains future-proof, given […]