Here’s how to reap benefits of the ‘digitalization in banking’ trend

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gang Peng, Chairman of China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. and Vice Dean & Secretary General of International Institute, China Construction Bank Chinese banks are leaders in digitalization in banking through investment and innovation but there are still areas […]

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 […]

Russia must return stolen airplanes, demand MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs applaud European transport and tourism operators for helping refugees from Ukraine, demand Russia return stolen airplanes and call on the EU to tighten sanctions on Russia. European transport operators are offering Ukrainian citizens free travel by train, bus, ship or plane and this […]

This is how road safety affects your quality of life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nneka Henry, Head, UN Road Safety Fund In today’s world, no matter where you live, road safety – or the lack thereof – affects your quality of life. People in cars are between eight and 20 times less […]

Visa Digitalisation: Visa travel to the EU becomes easier

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing the digitalisation of the Schengen visa process, replacing the visa sticker, and introducing the possibility to submit visa applications online through the European online visa platform. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum set the objective to fully digitalise […]

EP inquiry committee for Pegasus and other spyware launched

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament’s new inquiry committee investigating the use of Pegasus and other spyware had its first meeting, electing a Chair and three Vice-Chairs. The new committee is tasked with investigating the use of Pegasus software and other equivalent spyware, and held its constitutive […]

Management of gender based violence requires change in perspective

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Yağmur Eyüpoğlu, a 21 year old 3rd year medical student at Baskent University and resides in Turkey. 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 […]

Intellectual property: Commission boosts protection of European craft and industrial products in the EU and beyond

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has proposed a first-ever framework to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products that rely on the originality and authenticity of traditional practices from their regions. This framework will cover products such as Murano glass, Donegal tweed, Porcelaine de […]

The pandemic within the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year Medical student at the University of L’Aquila (Italy). 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 […]

How dyslexia could help humans adapt to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Taylor, Research Associate, University of Strathclyde. Affiliated Scholar, University of Cambridge, Kate Tointon, Freelance communications professional, specialising in conservation and the environment A new theory of human cognitive evolution proposes that humans evolved to specialize in different […]

Ukraine: EU support to help Member States meet the needs of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission outlines the actions being taken to support Member States in meeting the needs of those fleeing the war against Ukraine and its people. Since the unprovoked and unjustified Russian invasion, some 3.5 million people – mainly women and children – […]

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 […]

Improving Chronic Patients’ Healthcare: How can Youth get involved?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Dafallah, a third-year medical student studying at Alzaiem Alazhari University in Sudan and Ms. Mabel Rios Garcia, a final year medical student at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima-Peru. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

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 […]

Cryptocurrencies in the EU: new rules to boost benefits and curb threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs agreed on draft rules on supervision, consumer protection and environmental sustainability of crypto-assets, including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins. On Monday evening, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee adopted, with 31 votes to 4 and 23 abstentions, its negotiating position on new rules on […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to extend the scope of sanctions on Russia and Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement of Member States to adopt further targeted sanctions in view of the situation in Ukraine and in response to Belarus’s involvement in the aggression. In particular, the new measures impose restrictive measures on 160 individualsand amend Regulation (EC) […]

4 agile ways policy-makers can advance precision medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum, Landry Signé, Professor and managing director, Thunderbird School of Global Management & Diana Bowman, Associate Dean and Professor, ASU Law, Arizona State University A combination of […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to exclude key Russian banks from SWIFT

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has today agreed to exclude key Russian banks from the SWIFT system, the world’s dominant financial messaging system. This measure will stop these banks from conducting their financial transactions worldwide in a fast and efficient manner. Today’s decision has been closely […]

Ukraine: Commission proposes temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine and guidelines for border checks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing to activate the Temporary Protection Directive  to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Under this proposal, those fleeing the war will be granted temporary protection in the EU, meaning that they will be […]

These are the world’s top young universities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Young universities are thriving, providing excellent education and research. The latest rankings of institutions less than 50 years old includes some new entries. Africa has the most entries on the list, followed […]

MEPs push for game-changer rules for pan-European civil society

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted recommendations to harmonise the status of non-profits throughout the EU and establish a statute for European association. On Thursday, Parliament adopted a series of legislative recommendations aiming to harmonise and strengthen the legal situation of European non-profit organisations (NPOs). The objective of […]

Refugee crisis: we are all human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Chiara Ercolini attending the 4th grade in medical school from Udine, Italy. 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Roberta Metsola on ECJ ruling: “rule of law is non-negotiable”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Court of Justice upheld today the validity of the rule of law Conditionality Regulation, as it dismissed the requests by Hungary and Poland to annul it. The ruling confirms the European Parliament’s long-standing position to protect the European Union’s budget from misuse […]

An expert explains: How to talk to children about mental health

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 is facing a mental health crisis for children and adolescents, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and historic underfunding. One in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, according to the World […]

Winter 2022 Economic Forecast: Growth expected to regain traction after winter slowdown

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Winter 2022 Economic Forecast projects that, following a notable expansion by 5.3% in 2021, the EU economy will grow by 4.0% in 2022 and 2.8% in 2023. Growth in the euro area is also expected at 4.0% in 2022, moderating to 2.7% in […]

E-Health and telemedicine: Opportunities and obstacles surrounding digital medical services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Cyubahiro Karangwa Vérité is a 20-year-old second-year medical student at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health sciences in Rwanda. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The Role of Telemedicine and E-health Services in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Cagla ESEN, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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 writer and do not […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

4 ways artificial intelligence is improving mental health therapy

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 Mental health professionals are using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatments. Therapists are turning to AI to help with stretched workloads. 84% of psychologists have seen a […]

In 2021, water crises took center stage. Here’s how we can adapt

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brett Walton, Reporter, Circle of Blue Extreme events such as droughts and floods are happening more often and almost worldwide. Disasters are multifaceted and becoming unlikely to slow. A greater sense of urgency is needed to combat the […]

The UN tells Elon Musk how his money could end world hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Tesla founder has offered to pay to end world hunger if the UN explains how it would spend his money. Responding to the challenge, the UN’s World Food Programme has produced […]

4 ways Pakistan is tackling plastic waste and pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change & Global Vice President of IUCN To eliminate plastic pollution, banning plastic bags is not enough. Creative solutions are needed to prevent and mitigate plastic […]