MEPs back Croatia’s Schengen accession

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs endorsed lifting internal border controls between the Schengen free-movement area and Croatia. In a report adopted with 534 in favour, 53 against, and 25 abstaining, the European Parliament approves of Croatia becoming a full member of the Schengen area. On 9 […]

Fisheries: EU and neighbouring countries agree first-ever joint multiannual management plans in the Mediterranean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, for the first time, the EU and neighbouring countries in the Mediterranean agreed on the establishment of five fully-fledged multiannual management plans (MAPs) based on the principles of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It is a key step in improving the environmental and […]

Ukraine: EU launches winter shelter programme and boosts humanitarian aid by €175 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission announces today a new emergency shelter and winterised facilities programme for Ukraine, as Russia’s war continues to destroy civilian infrastructure. Furthermore, the Commission will provide an additional €175 million in humanitarian assistance to support those most in need in Ukraine and […]

Food and climate change – the vital, but often overlooked links between the two

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/jva0D3PK-ncRE1zO6.html Food production has a huge impact on climate change. And climate change has a huge impact on our ability to produce the food we need. As the war in Ukraine […]

Energy prices: MEPs call for EU response to focus on the most vulnerable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament advocates more emergency measures to ease the pressure of rapidly rising energy prices on European households and businesses. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine and the weaponisation of the EU’s fossil energy supply has dramatically exacerbated already-existing instability in the energy market […]

EU deploys first quantum technology in six sites across Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has announced the selection of six sites that will host the first European quantum computers: in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland. They will be integrated on site into existing supercomputers, and will form […]

Engaging the Public; A Panacea to Abortion Restrictions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gauri Parvathy, a medical graduate from Tbilisi Medical University, Georgia. 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 […]

Eurobarometer: Trust in the EU on the rise, amid strong support for the EU’s response to Russia invasion of Ukraine and energy policies  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The summer 2022 Standard Eurobarometer survey shows increased trust of citizens in the EU, and continued strong support for the EU’s response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of EU citizens support investments in renewable energy and action to reduce the […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

No child left behind: This social entrepreneur has served nine million meals to children in need

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Wawira Njiru is a Kenyan entrepreneur, nutritionist and the founder and executive director of Food for Education. She grew up in Ruiru, […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

Commission publishes 2021 Annual Burden Survey outlining EU efforts to simplify legislation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published the 2021 Annual Burden Survey, which presents concrete examples of simplification of EU rules in areas such as agriculture and rural development, competition, communications, health and food safety, transport and mobility, and the single market. The 2021 Annual […]

MEPs want better protection for consumers applying for loans online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU rules aim at protecting consumers online from credit card debt, overdrafts and loans that are unsuitable for their financial situation. In a text adopted by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, with 42 votes in favour, 1 against and 1 […]

Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in 11 EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020. The funding will support new major environmental and climate projects in 11 EU […]

Dubai has just increased the cost of landfill. Can it hit zero waste by 2030?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malek Sukkar, CEO, Averda The Dubai government has ordered a major rise in the cost of depositing non-recyclable waste. More measures need to be introduced if the emirate is to hit its target of zero waste by 2030. […]

Covid 19: The end is the new beginning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Saman Naaz, pursuing her medical education from the European University. She is in 4th year and is really into medicine. 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 […]

Pivotal Role of Young Medical Students in Health Policy Making

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shirazum Munira is a third year medical student currently studying in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 […]

EU further steps up its support to the people of Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission will mobilise an additional €30 million to further strengthen its support to the people of Belarus. This new funding will complement and expand the already existing EU support for youth, independent media, small and medium-sized enterprises in exile, and culture. President […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes an updated framework for travel from outside the EU, prioritising vaccinated travellers, with strong safeguards

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today to update the Council recommendation on non-essential travel from outside the EU to simplify the framework and reflect recent developments. Priority will be given to vaccinated travellers. Member States should reopen systematically to those vaccinated with vaccines having completed […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The strategy contributes to the package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions […]

Deal on new rules for EU regional, cohesion and social funds over next 7 years

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Tuesday, EU legislators reached a provisional political agreement on how EU countries will be able to spend EU regional, cohesion and social funds for 2021-2027. Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators agreed that the total resources for economic, social and territorial funds available for 2021-2027 […]

Still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in all EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Press Statement by EP Vice-President Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Women’s Rights Committee Chair Evelyn Regner after the publication of the 2020 Gender Equality Index. In the context of the first European Gender Equality Week, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) released its 2020 Gender […]

Hackers can use public USB chargers to steal personal data. Here’s what you need to know about ‘juice jacking’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, Charging your phone at public USB points like those in airports may put you at risk of ‘juice jacking’ Hackers can steal your data and passwords in public locations The Los Angeles District Attorney […]