How are Brazilians being mentally affected by the economic recession arising from the current pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Silvestre Figueiredo and Ms. Catarina Sepini Pires Griloa, two third-year medical students at the University of the State of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), located in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

Air quality, aviation fuel and Australia’s koalas: Everything you need to know about the environment this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: WHO releases new air quality guidelines: China’s new […]

Why paytech is the key to unlocking Africa’s new free trade zone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omoniyi Kolade, Founder, CEO, Seerbit Efficient payment will be needed across the AfCFTA’s 55 countries, with their varying financial system. Africa’s emerging paytech sector already has experience working across borders. Government-sanctioned paytech is a better trade facilitation option […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €24.9 billion in pre-financing to Italy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €24.9 billion to Italy in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s grant and loan allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). Italy is one of the first countries receiving a pre-financing payment under the RRF. The […]

5 things you may not know about elephants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Elephants are the world’s largest land animal. They play a vital role in supporting ecosystems and biodiversity. But they continue to face threats from poachers and habitat destruction. Conservation efforts are making a […]

How drones can unlock greener infrastructure inspection

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Groves, Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Skydio Policy-makers confronting crumbling infrastructure and a warming climate face a double bind: many potential remedies to one crisis negatively impact the other. From initial construction to periodic inspection, infrastructure […]

Women in leadership: the elusive victory against gender disparity in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luiza Vieira Marconi, a twenty-year-old and currently a third year medical student at the Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de Barretos, in the city of Barretos/São Paulo – Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU support made a significant contribution to the welfare of Syrians and others fleeing conflict in the region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Within the framework of the March 2016 EU-Turkey Statement, the European Union (EU), through the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, has mobilised €6 billion in assistance to refugees in Turkey. The strategic mid-term evaluation, presented today, concluded that this assistance made a significant contribution […]

What can we learn from each other about preventing gun violence?

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 A number of countries have found ways to effectively curb gun violence. Their experiences could inform efforts to deal with the problem elsewhere. In the US, there have already […]

Parliament to allow COVID-19 vaccines to be developed more quickly

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To develop, authorise and make safe COVID-19 vaccines available more easily, MEPs today adopted a temporary derogation from certain rules for clinical trials. Parliament today adopted a new Regulation by 505 votes to 67 and 109 abstentions, via the urgent procedure, that will allow […]

What can be done to avoid the risk of being among the 7 million that will be killed by air pollution in 2020?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, an MBBS fifth year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in China. 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 […]

Negotiations on Investment Facilitation at the WTO gain support at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Ministers at Davos announced negotiations between 99 economies on a new international framework on investment facilitation for development at the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the strong support of business and other key stakeholders. The framework is aimed at […]

State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key […]

Brazilian healthcare and the Global Compact for safe orderly and regular migration

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Bruno Ramos Ribeiro Santos, a twenty-four years old medical student at the University Center São Lucas (UniSL), Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer […]