How will EU look after French, Dutch and German Elections and what will be the implications for Youth Entrepreneurship?

Speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility during the plenary session of the Belgian Federal Parliament. Date: 21/02/2017   Reference: P-033722/00-03. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service.

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, member of LisbonPH, the Junior Enterprise of Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon. Mr Malhadeiro is affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE).  JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position […]

The global issue of migration in 2017

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a joint press conference to present the 2017 EU Citizenship Report. © European Union , 2017   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Mauro Bottaro.

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal  University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the International Federation of  Medical  Students Association (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In the world today not only has there been an unseen increase in migration of people into countries like […]

The impact of refugees on the European healthcare system

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou. The writer is a fifth year medical student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, in Iasi, Romania. She is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Global health challenges require global medical students

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  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Apeksha Kakkar. The writer is a 5th year student of Medicine at Grant Gov’t Medical College (GGMC) & Sir J.J Group of Hospitals, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The word Global conveys a significance quite contrary to its length. Random words like Humanity Healthcare, Culture, […]

Fostering global citizenship in medical students through exchanges

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Sheharyar Zameer. The writer is is currently a student at Army Medical College, Pakistan and a co-ordinator at Together We Can Foundation.  He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Youth Exchanges is a relatively newer concept, yet one that has easily become one of the most considered opportunities […]

The importance of exchanges for the medical students of the world

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Anton Sundberg. The writer is a first-semester medical student at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.  Mr Sundberg is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Systems of any kind are naturally a reflection on the culture and history they are based on. As a result, nuanced schemes have been formed […]

Commission’s Youth Initiative fails first hurdle by not sufficiently consulting young people

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, went to Bolzano where he met with Arno Kompatscher, Governor of South Tyrol. The President then made a speech entitled "Autonomy and Federalism in Europe", at the Free University of Bolzano (Freien Universität Bozen - Unibz), on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Date: 18/11/2016   Reference: P-032984/00-08   Location: Bolzano - Unibz. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Pierre Teyssot.

The European Commission has today launched its new flagship initiative “Investing in Europe’s Youth”. Whilst the European Youth Forum welcomes action on young people’s issues at such a high level, we believe it would have benefitted from further engagement and consultation with youth organisations. One of the main parts of the new initiative, “Investing in […]

How populist and xenophobic movements in the EU tear apart European businesses and startups

Participation of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Member of the EC, in the NATO-Industry Forum 2016. Date: 09/11/2016   Reference: P-032867/00-05   Location: Brussels - Palais d'Egmont, © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Photo: Lukasz Kobus.

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, a young entrepreneur affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises (JADE). The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Europe’s values and ideologies are under serious threat. Everyday, they are being challenged by the rise of intolerance, racism, xenophobia and […]

Manufacturers Get Smarter for Industry 4.0

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Sponsored Content Imagine a factory floor with no operators in sight, machines receiving orders, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) moving products from one machine to the next, machines performing self-diagnosis and predicting failures and finally delivering a unique, customized product based on the customer’s specifications.  This is the future of manufacturing! The world of manufacturing is […]

Who is responsible for public health? The tendencies and its benefits –or not– on Health Education around the world

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabriela Amaral, medical student from Brazil. Mrs Amaral is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Since the Ancient Greece, when Hippocrates instituted a new concept of medical analysis – Normality x Pathology – until nowadays where the scientism rules, medicine has acquired different roles into people’s lives […]