MEPs call on EU leaders to end MFF deadlock without giving in on rule of law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP group leaders and the Commission advise Hungary and Poland to take the EU to Court on rule of law, instead of penalising EU citizens by blocking the budget. In the debate on the European summit of 10-11 December, Commission President Ursula von der […]

China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

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 From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

The unique frequency of felling the gab on women’s rights by medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gismat Ansari, a second Year Medical Student at Ahfad University for Women, Sudan. 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 […]

Advancing the EU social market economy: adequate minimum wages for workers across Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today proposes an EU Directive to ensure that the workers in the Union are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work. When set at adequate levels, minimum wages do not only have a positive social impact […]

System value can power the energy transition in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valentin de Miguel, Senior Managing Director for Strategy & Consulting Lead for Growth Markets, Accenture Countries are starting from different baselines and in different conditions on their energy transition journeys. The World Economic Forum’s System Value framework can […]

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 […]

Statement of the UK Coordination Group and the leaders of the political groups of the EP

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The UKCG and the EP political group leaders issued the following statement after meeting with Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier and Joint Committee Co-Chair Maroš Šefčovič, on Friday. The European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group (UKCG) met today to assess the impact of the United […]

The use of mobile technologies in Radiation Oncology: helping medical care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Fonseca Carneiro, a third-year medical student at the State University of Amazonas, Amazonia, 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 […]

The application that encourages us to be heroes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Dragu Ana-Maria, a 1st year medical student and Mr. Baiu Octavian-Ilarian, a 5th year medical student from Romania. 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 […]

Here’s how a revamped wealth tax could fuel the COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ibrahim Khan, Co-founder, IFG.VC and Islamicfinanceguru.com With COVID-19 support schemes increasing governments’ debt burdens, countries are in search of tax receipts. Wealth taxes mean the rich are taxed on the assets they own rather than their earnings. A […]

Europe is progressing most towards these UN Sustainability Goals: A report card for Europe

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 Europe has made significant in-roads on the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Peace & Justice, according to a new report. There’s more work ahead to make progress towards the climate crisis. Some […]

Humanitarian Aid: €64 million for most vulnerable in Southern Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought in the region and other crises. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis […]

European Union policy for improving drought preparedness and mitigation

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms Viviana Vaira. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  In recent decades the some severe droughts affected large parts of Southern, Western and even Northern Europe. In spite of that, less attention has […]

Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino died – here are more species on the verge of extinction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino just died and fewer than 100 now remain in the wild across Asia. Habitat loss, poaching and climate change are contributing to the loss of species around the […]

EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published today by the EU finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions, as […]

Trust in OECD governments back at pre-crisis levels as governments seek to be more open and engaged

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Trust in governments has recovered to pre-crisis levels and satisfaction with public services has improved, as public sector reforms aimed at making governments more open, accountable and engaged start to bear fruit, according to a new OECD report. Government at a Glance 2019, the sixth edition […]