EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €500 million loan to Ukraine as part of its fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme. With this disbursement, the EU has now provided Ukraine with €3.8 billion in MFA loans since […]

An expert explains: the digital risks facing our children during COVID-19

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 More than 1 billion children globally have been affected by school closures. Online learning has filled a lot of the gaps, meaning screen time has increased for many children. Around 60% of […]

Mental Health: Role of the individual for their well-being in the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rodrigues Cândido, a 21 year old student studying medicine at UERN in Mossoró, 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 […]

Budgetary Control Committee asks for stronger measures to protect EU spending

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the Budgetary Control Committee signed off on the Commission’s 2018 budget, but rules to fight fraud and conflict of interest must be strengthened. The Budgetary Control Committee recommends granting discharge of the Commission’s accounts for 2018 (corresponding to 97% of the whole […]

The gateway to carbon pricing? Air pollution policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre & Ondine Berland, Masters Student and Research Assistant, Paris School of Economics Buying carbon is too cheap and easy. ‘Gateway tax’, focussing on air pollution, could be initial step. Outdoor air […]

EU@UNGA 74: Working towards a more peaceful, secure and prosperous world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A high-level European Union delegation will be in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly next week. The EU representatives will host and participate in a large number of events and meetings with world leaders. The EU continues to be a leader […]