Parliament leads the way on first set of EU rules for Artificial Intelligence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs adopted proposals on how the EU can best regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to boost innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology. The European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include […]

The 2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to the democratic opposition in Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. European Parliament President David Sassoli announced the laureates in the Brussels plenary chamber at noon on Thursday, following an earlier decision by the Conference of Presidents (President and […]

Digital: The EU must set the standards for regulating online platforms, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for future-proof rules on digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, and for a binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online. MEPs approved tonight two separate “legislative initiative” reports calling on the Commission to address and tackle current shortcomings in the online […]

What if the doctor become a patient?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Beatriz Silva Ribeiro, a second year medical student at TiradentesUniversity, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. 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 […]

Coronavirus: EU interoperability gateway goes live, first contact tracing and warning apps linked to the system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To exploit the full potential of contact tracing and warning apps to break the chain of coronavirus infections across borders and save lives, the Commission, at the invitation by EU Member States, has set up an EU-wide system to ensure interoperability – a so-called […]

At least half of people who have a job fear they’ll lose it in the next 12 months

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz Editor, World Economic Forum New survey shows more than half of working adults fear for their jobs. But two thirds of workers are optimistic about retraining on the current job. Employment concerns and perceived opportunities to […]

Stand for healthcare workers’ safety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abrar Abd El-mohaimn Ali, currently in the second semester of medicine at University of Khartoum, from Sudan Khartoum, medical education and research enthusiastic. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

There is no patient safety without healthcare workers’ safety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Aahil Damani, a medical student at King’s College London (KCL), intercalating in Control of Infectious Diseases. 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 […]

Why the future of food must be blue as well as green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Crona, Associate professor, deputy science director, Stockholm Resilience Centre & Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University Blue foods tend to be ignored in discussions about how […]

Renovation Wave: doubling the renovation rate to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will […]

Green Deal: Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy will boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals, and increase […]

Questions & Answers on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. Why was this Recommendation adopted? To limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted various measures, some of which have had an impact on citizens’ right to move freely across the European Union, such as requirements to […]

Kick-off of the Outermost Regions Forum with Commissioners Ferreira, Breton and Sinkevičius

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Commissioners Ferreira, Sinkevičius and Breton will participate to the Outermost Regions Forum that will take place on 12, 13 and 14 October 2020 in a fully virtual mode under the headline “Together for a sustainable future”. The Forum will take stock of the unprecedented […]

Human rights breaches in Eritrea, Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Eritrea, Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia. Eritrea, notably the case of Dawit Isaak Parliament demands that all prisoners of conscience in Eritrea, notably Swedish citizen Dawit Isaak and several […]

EU foreign investment screening mechanism becomes fully operational

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU framework for screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) will become fully operational as of 11 October 2020. Over the last eighteen months following the adoption of the first EU investment screening regulation, the Commission and Member States have put in place an […]

Black babies more likely to survive when cared for by Black doctors, suggests new study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Black babies in the United States appear to be more likely to survive when their doctor is of the same ethnicity, a study says. Researchers looked at records of 1.8 million babies […]

Coronavirus: the Commission approves third contract to ensure access to a potential vaccine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission approved a third contract with a pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Once the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the contract allows Member States to purchase […]

Mobile technology saving lives: How simple technological solutions can improve our health care system

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shweta Tilante, currently in her final year of undergraduate study in European university (faculty of medicine) Tbilisi, Georgia. 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 […]

How man and machine can work together in the age of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone A/S In reskilling employees for the AI age, we can choose to try to be better than robots or to complement them. We should be aiming for a middle-ground, getting the best from […]

The importance and the need of mobile technology in the health care system and in saving lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainal h shah, a fourth year medical student studying in Gujarat medical education research society (GMERS) medical college, Gandhinagar, India. 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 […]

How debt for climate swaps could spur a green recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Anna Ainio, Policy Officer, European Commission To “build back better”, we must make sure economic recovery plans also foster resilience to climate change. Debt-for-climate swaps could offer countries debt relief in exchange for a specific commitment to […]

Why the downturn is good news for subscription companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Konary, Chair, Subscribed Institute & John Pineda, Partner and Director, BCG The current downturn will accelerate the existing shift towards subscription-based business models. Companies thinking of making this move today face a critical choice: invest in building […]

Western Balkans: An Economic and Investment Plan to support the economic recovery and convergence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, which aims to spur the long-term economic recovery of the region, support a green and digital transition, foster regional integration and convergence with the European Union. EU High Representative […]

Focus on EU’s external action and building our stronger inner core: von der Leyen at the Special European Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 and 2 October, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss foreign affairs and the EU’s economic base. They reiterated full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus ‘whose sovereignty and sovereign rights must be respected’. “The EU has a strategic interest in a stable […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Conserve Italia for participation in canned vegetables cartel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has informed Conserve Italia Soc. coop. Agricola and its subsidiary Conserves France SA (together referred to as Conserve Italia) of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to distort competition in the market for canned vegetables […]

“Unequivocal support” for the people of Bulgaria in their legitimate demands

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday called on the Bulgarian authorities to ensure EU values and the Charter of Fundamental Rights are respected. The Civil Liberties Committee approved, with 35 votes in favour, 30 against and one abstention, a draft resolution on the “significant […]

Digital Services: managing harmful content while protecting freedom of expression

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Legal Affairs Committee calls on the Commission to review existing laws applicable to online providers and put forward new legislation on online content management. The legislative initiative, adopted with 22 votes in favour and 1 against, will contribute to the upcoming Commission’s Digital […]

Focus on EU’s external action and building our stronger inner core: von der Leyen at the Special European Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 and 2 October, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss foreign affairs and the EU’s economic base. They reiterated full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus ‘whose sovereignty and sovereign rights must be respected’. “The EU has a strategic interest in a stable […]

A Glimpse into the Future of the Health with Mobile Technology

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raunaq Al-Mughairi, a 3rd year medical student at the national university of science and technology-college of medicine positioned in Sultanate of Oman and Ms. Al-Zahra Al-Hashmi, a 3 rd year medical student at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical […]

Mobile health technology: Advances, Facilitations and Promotion of Autonomy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raquel Japiassú Carvalho and Ms. Caroline Ayumi Waricoda Horaguti, a third-year medical student. They are 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 not necessarily reflect […]

Coronavírus SUS – Brazil’s official app for clear communication

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rachel Mendes, a 20-year old Brazilian medical student in her second year of graduation. 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 […]

Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to prolong and adjust State aid Temporary Framework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft proposal to prolong until 30 June 2021 the State aid Temporary Framework, adopted on 19 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, and adjust its […]

Investing in new energy infrastructure: Green light for EU grants worth nearly €1 billion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU Member States agreed yesterday on a Commission proposal to invest €998 million in key European energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Yesterday’s positive vote provides financial aid for works and studies for ten projects. The largest amount of funding goes to […]