Pandemics of the Past and the Uncertain Road Ahead

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Amity Gumber. Public Health, Professional as a niche in Health Policy analysis from India. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. Throughout history, humanity has faced numerous […]

This director has made a film about endometriosis inspired by her own experiences

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda Shannon Cohn experienced her first symptoms of endometriosis when she was just 16. But she didn’t hear the actual word mentioned until she was 29. “So this yawning 13-year gap of not being […]

Earth Day: Here are 5 ways we can scale up climate solutions, according to IPCC

On April 22, the world will be marking Earth Day, a global day of environmental activism to bring about policy changes, mobilize funding and transform human behaviour to fight the climate crisis. Earth Day 2023 comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report has reinforced we are still way off-track when it […]

European Green Deal: EU agrees stronger legislation to accelerate the rollout of renewable energy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached today between the European Parliament and the Council to reinforce the EU Renewable Energy Directive. This deal brings the EU one step closer to completing the “Fit for 55” legislation to deliver the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU […]

7 unexpected side-effects of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sex-changing lizards, shrinking goats and the worsening quality of wine were not top of the agenda at COP27, but as the consequences of climate change become more severe, we’re likely to see some […]

Are COVID-19 vaccine mandates human rights violations?

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 Probably not, experts say, because everyone has a fundamental right to be protected from the spread of the disease. Yet, tensions have increased as more vaccine mandates are implemented. […]

South-East Asian SMEs are missing out on the digital revolution. Here’s how to get them on board

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedict Carandang, Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance & Tricia Canaveral, Former Head of Marketing, First Circle Growth Finance The digitization of South-East Asia’s economy during the pandemic is being experienced unevenly. The growth in digital services has favoured […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission completes second successful bond issuance to support Europe’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today, in its second NextGenerationEU transaction, raised €15 billion to finance Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis and its consequences. This was a dual-tranche transaction, consisting of a €9 billion 5-year bond due on 6 July 2026 and a €6 […]

Europe Day: discover the European Union on 9 May 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU institutions will open their ‘virtual’ doors to celebrate Europe Day on 9 May. People across the EU and beyond will be able to find out more about the European Union and what it does. Across the week, you can learn all about […]

3 projects that show we can deliver on the pledge to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests On Arbor Day 2021, the US Chapter of 1t.org is celebrating a dramatic surge in new pledges that deliver on the 1t.org vision to simultaneously empower action at all levels. Pledges […]

Joint Statement on European Immunization Week 2021: Celebrating the past, present and future benefits of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of European Immunization Week 2021, Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, and Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Children’s Fund […]

Commission welcomes the political agreement on the proposal for a Public Sector Loan Facility of the Just Transition Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission’s proposal for a new Public Sector Loan Facility (PSLF). With this, all the proposals of the Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) have been agreed, and are pending the final […]

These 3 World Heritage marine sites store billions of tonnes of CO2

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content 50 marine protected World Heritage sites across 37 nations capture and store an estimated 5 billion tonnes of carbon, according to a UNESCO report. Three sites in Australia – the Great Barrier […]

State aid: Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa Group. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as […]