Why the UN Ocean Conference is a key step on the road to recovering ocean health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action A healthy ocean is critical to all life on Earth, and the UN Ocean Conference is a step in this direction. However, the […]

The importance of healthcare workers guidance in comprehensive sexuality education and family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariam Mohamed is a first-year medical student at the University of Montreal. 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 […]

Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and President Macron following the meeting of the European Council of 23-34 June 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, we had the opportunity to hold an in-depth discussion on the economy during the Euro Summit. The euro area is forecast to continue growing both in 2022 and 2023 although by less than we anticipated before the war. Obviously, the war in Ukraine […]

EU candidate status: lead MEP welcomes Council decision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the European Council ‘s decision of 23 June 2022 on the EU membership applications of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia David McAllister (EPP, DE) made the following statement on Thursday, after the announcement of […]

Family Planning in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a 4th year medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Decarbonizing industry: if industrial clusters win, we all win

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Industrial clusters, on their path to net zero, can leverage the proximity of industrial assets to share infrastructure, financial and operational risks, and natural […]

MEPs endorse alleviating consequences of war for EU fisheries and aquaculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EP Fisheries Committee approved on Monday financial support for EU fisheries and the aquaculture sector in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. MEPs in the Fisheries Committee adopted their position on a Commission proposal to financially compensate EU fisheries and aquaculture hit by […]

Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to cope with the […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises €5 billion in green bonds in successful 10th transaction

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued a further €5 billion in NextGenerationEU green bonds in the 10th syndicated transaction under the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument. The long 25-year bond due on 4 February 2048 was over six times oversubscribed, a very positive outcome, especially bearing […]

EU Consumer protection: TikTok commits to align with EU rules to better protect consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following dialogues with the Commission and the network of national consumer protection (CPC) authorities, TikTok has committed to align its practices with the EU rules on advertising and consumer protection, namely, the Unfair commercial practices Directive, the Consumer rights Directive and the Unfair contract […]

Family planning awareness by health workforce and medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a 4th year medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

These 7 simple habits could halve your risk of dementia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 55 million people live with dementia, and it is one of the biggest causes of death and disability worldwide. Research shows a healthy lifestyle can cut the chances of getting […]

How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

More people are forcibly displaced than ever before. These are the 5 things refugees need to help them find safety

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 The number of people forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution was at an all-time high at the end of 2021, the UN says. But this figure has since […]

Family planning education and its challenges

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amina Israr, a second year student of Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. 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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €226 million Hungarian scheme to support SMEs in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €226 million(HUF 90 billion) Hungarian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission […]

Mergers: Commission approves Ali Group’s acquisition of Welbilt, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Welbilt by Ali Group. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Ali Group. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Ali Group and […]

Eliminating the Risks of Substance Use: Harm Reduction Approach  

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 writers and do not necessarily […]

Disinformation: Commission welcomes the new stronger and more comprehensive Code of Practice on disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commission welcomes the publication of the strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation. The 34 signatories, such as platforms, tech companies and civil society followed the 2021 Commission Guidance and took into account the lessons learnt from the COVID19 crisis and Russia’s war of […]

California’s road map to net-zero can be a blueprint for other regions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute Climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions. The US state of California is making great […]

Antitrust: Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the water infrastructure sector over alleged bid-rigging

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is conducting unannounced inspections in a Member State at the premises of companies active in the construction of networks and treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater. The Commission has concerns that certain companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that […]

Communication Strategy: The Pathway to overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by two aspiring health advocates, Uma Gupta and Salman Khan from India. 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

There’s a desperate need for housing, so why isn’t more being built?

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 & Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Housing shortages are often the result of a self-defeating tendency to block new development. Impacts of […]

What is hyperinflation and should we be worried?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hyperinflation has been around since the French Revolution. But with high inflation around the world, should we be worried about it in 2022? Inflation is at a 40-year-peak in the US and […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly COVID-19 news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. […]

State aid: Commission approves 500 million Finnish scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an €500 million scheme to support companies active in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022, based on Article 107(3)(b) […]

Spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU Speaks on a Question Concerning China in the European Parliament’s Report on the EU and the Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

Q: On 7 June, the European Parliament at its plenary session adopted the report on the EU and the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, claiming that China poses a threat to the EU’s interests in the region, criticizing China’s position on Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Xinjiang-related issues, and calling for the EU to […]

Breaking the communication barrier-an approach towards building trust in COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Ahmad, a 4th year MBBS student at University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. 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 […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccine hesitancy: How to have right vaccine related conversations

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 […]

Fit for 55: Parliament agrees to higher EU carbon sink ambitions by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs support increasing the target for carbon sinks in land use, land use change and the forestry sector, de facto raising the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target to 57 %. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted its position on a proposed law to reduce greenhouse […]

Modernisation Fund invests €2.4 billion to accelerate the green transition in 7 beneficiary countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Modernisation Fund made available €2.4 billion to seven beneficiary countries to help modernise their energy systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy, industry and transport, and support them in meeting their 2030 climate and energy targets. Investments were confirmed in Romania (€1391.6 […]

State aid: Commission approves Spanish and Portuguese measure to lower electricity prices amid energy crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €8.4 billion Spanish and Portuguese measure aimed at reducing the wholesale electricity prices in the Iberian market (MIBEL) by lowering the input costs of fossil fuel-fired power stations. The measure was approved under […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached earlier today between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on the Directive on adequate minimum wages proposed by the Commission in October 2020. At the start of her mandate, Commission President von der Leyen […]