Minimizing Vaccine Hesitancy At The Local And Individual Level

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew is a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. 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 reflect […]

Social Climate Fund to help those most affected by energy and mobility poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament committees back setting up a new fund to help vulnerable citizens cope with the increased costs of the energy transition. The committees on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) adopted today, with 107 votes […]

Climate change: MEPs push for accelerated EU action and energy independence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopt their position on key EU draft laws to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and to protect jobs and citizens. On Tuesday, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted five […]

From the field to the dinner table, AI in agriculture can create a resilient food system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Heard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Enko Chem The global population has doubled since 1960, but thanks to agricultural innovations, proportionally fewer people are going hungry now than they were half a century ago. But climate change […]

Fisheries: EU and Norway strengthen cooperation for sustainable fishing in the Northeast Arctic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Norway and the EU reached a political understanding in relation to the fisheries in the Northeast Arctic, in ICES subareas 1 and 2. The area concerned includes the waters around the archipelago of Svalbard and the international waters of the Barents Sea. The understanding […]

Vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19: how can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. CYUBAHIRO Karangwa Verite, MD’25, and UWASE Sandrine, MD’26, two medical students from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. They are 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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €7 billion French scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €7 billion French scheme aimed at providing investment support towards a sustainable recovery. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The Commission fully supports Member States’ efforts […]

The pandemic of violence against women and femicides

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, Junior researcher, and a PhD candidate at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 […]

The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fidan Karimova, Practice Leader, Global Sustainability, Water Environment Federation & Jessie Israel, Puget Sound Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy More than 80% of the world’s sewage gets discharged into waterways, which pollutes lakes, rivers, and the ocean. A […]

Human rights breaches in Russia, North Korea and Guatemala

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the respective human rights situations in Russia, North Korea and Guatemala. Increasing repression in Russia, including the case of Alexei Navalny Parliament condemns the Russian regime’s continued domestic repression, which has worsened in the wake […]

How to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: 4 NGOs explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Thompson, Community Lead, Civil Society , World Economic Forum & Emily Wolfe, Early Careers Programme, Civil Society , World Economic Forum Overnight, the lives of Ukrainians worldwide were completely disrupted, their democracy attacked, and millions of people […]

EU signs agreement with Moldova on Frontex cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union signed a legally binding agreement with the Republic of Moldova on border management cooperation between Moldovan border guards and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The agreement was signed on behalf of the EU by Ylva Johansson, Commissioner […]

Yemen: Commission pledges €154 million for conflict-affected people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today announced €154 million for 2022 to support those most in need in Yemen at the high-level pledging event for Yemen co-hosted by the United Nations, Sweden and Switzerland. The EU and its Member States have pledged over €371 million […]

The rise of remote work means we need better ‘intercultural skills’ – this is what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Reuil, Global Shaper, Buenos Aires Hub The pandemic has ushered in a new era of remote work and companies must create the best conditions for employees to accomplish their goals remotely. The ability to work remotely has […]

India could have a key role to play in building the metaverse. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ritwija Darbari, Community Specialist, Business Engagement, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Stefan Brambilla Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Geneva With its thriving tech sector and culture of entrepreneurship, India is […]

Chronic Diseases during a Pandemic: How can Health Systems become more resilient during crises and how can medical students advocate for and support it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, 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 […]

Telemedicine in Singapore and Beyond: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities to Augment Healthcare Provision

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Wang Jia Dong James and Loh Pei Yi, first-year medical students at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Nanyang Technological University – Imperial College London), Singapore. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Digital Services – A brave new World

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 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 […]

EU-Moldova: Commission proposes €150 million in Macro-Financial Assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request by the Republic of Moldova, the European Commission has adopted today a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) operation of up to €150 million, out of which up to €30 million would be provided in grants and up to €120 […]

Commission supports Croatia with €319 million for the series of earthquakes in Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the financing decision awarding €319 million of EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) support to Croatia following the devastating series of earthquakes that hit Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties in December 2020 and January 2021. This catastrophe came only a few months […]

Can One Health Approach eliminate the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance to Global Health Agenda?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shirazum Munira, a third year medical student currently studying in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh. 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 […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel times and worsening air quality. Modifying road pricing can play a pivotal role in solving these challenges as […]

One health, one life: serious problems with simple solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicholas Karolak, a third-year student of Medical Rescue at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Collegium Medicum im. Ludwik Rydygier in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Political deal on protecting workers from hazardous substances

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A revision of rules to protect workers of carcinogenic and other hazardous substances has been informally agreed on Thursday by Parliament and Council negotiators. During the negotiations, MEPs secured the inclusion of reprotoxic substances in the fourth Carcinogens and Mutagens at Work Directive (CMD4). […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposals to remove, recycle and sustainably store carbon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission adopted a Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles, setting out how to increase removals of carbon from the atmosphere. To balance out the impacts of our CO2 emissions, the EU will need to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil carbon, upscale carbon […]

How to spare low-income countries from ‘economic collapse’

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 Many less-wealthy countries face worsening debt problems as the pandemic lingers. Some say the design of the global financial system is inherently unfair to them. An initiative designed to […]

One health approach for achieving global health agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maha Khan, An Asian, currently doing MBBS from Rashid Latif Medical College, affiliated with the University of Health and Science, 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 […]

How chemistry is part of the solution to climate change – and not just part of the problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niklas Gustafsson, Secretary to the board of the Volvo Environment Prize foundation, Volvo Group Chemical-based products often have a harmful impact on the environment, including their CO2 emissions toll. Green chemistry minimizes the use of hazardous substances when […]

European Health Union: Commission welcomes agreement on a stronger European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Last night, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on a reinforced role for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The revised ECDC mandate will allow the agency to take a stronger role in supporting the EU and its […]