Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland: Statement by the European Commission following the UK’s request to extend the grace period for chilled meats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission received today a request from the United Kingdom to extend a grace period concerning the movement of chilled meats from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, agreed within the context of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. This grace period is […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

Single European Sky: MEPs ready to start negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European airspace management should be fine-tuned to optimise flight routes, reduce flight delays and cut CO2 emissions, said the Transport and Tourism Committee. The negotiating mandate on the reform of the Single European Sky rules, adopted by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday […]

Prevention of the COVID-19 III wave in India

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rahul Manoharlal Sodhai, a medical student from Vilasrao Deshmukh Government Institute Of Medical Sciences, Latur, India. He 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 […]

Commission and industry invest €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched 11 new European Partnerships together with industry, to boost investments in research and innovation and to overcome major climate and sustainability challenges, towards making Europe the first climate neutral economy and delivering on the European Green Deal. In line with […]

How can we make careers in corporate social innovation popular among young people?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation Millennials are increasing looking for jobs in companies with strong social responsibility initiatives. However, corporations and institutions must lay the ground to make jobs in corporate social innovation […]

Towards a stronger and more resilient Schengen area

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is presenting a new Strategy to make the largest free travel area in the world – the Schengen area – stronger and more resilient. The Schengen area is home to more than 420 million people across 26 countries. The removal of […]

COVID-19 in the third wave scenario

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ and a member of IFMSA Brazil. 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 […]

EU disburses €460 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today made further disbursements under its COVID-19 Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) package to Tunisia, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia. The disbursements of €300 million to Tunisia, €50 million to Kosovo, €30 million to Montenegro and €80 […]

Thank you COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kata Sárdi, a fourth year medical student of the University of Szeged, Hungary. 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 […]

Back to the office? Here’s how tech company Salesforce thinks that might look

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce Business must prepare for the ‘great reopening’ of recovering economies in vaccinated markets, while aiding the COVID-19 response in those countries still suffering. Return to workplace strategies will see future […]

Ukraine: EU allocates €25.4 million in humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its eighth year, the European Commission has announced €25.4 million in humanitarian aid to help people still suffering from the ongoing hostilities. This brings the total of EU humanitarian aid to €190 million since the start of […]

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. It sets out Commission expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories […]

Creative Europe: Over €2 billion to support the recovery, resilience and diversity of cultural and creative sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget […]

Impact of high-fats food regimen on immune activity, tumor growth.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gaëlle Antoine SALIBA, a Biochemist and a Nutritionist at the Lebanese University, and practiced her internship in Lebanese hospital Maritime. 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 […]

What are food crises and how many people are affected by them?

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 155 million people are caught up in food crises of varying severity. 133,000 people in Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen are most at risk. 10 countries account for two thirds of […]

EU increases humanitarian assistance for Palestine to over €34 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU has increased its humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Palestine by €8 million, taking the total to €34.4 million this year. The additional funding will be dedicated to supporting victims of the recent violence. EU humanitarian funding for 2021 […]

AI won’t replace investment managers, but it could improve returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dunatov, Executive Vice-President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation AI is set to revolutionize the pensions and savings industry with the size of the global AI asset management market expected to be worth $13.5 […]

Cyprus’s last chance to solve the Cyprus issue is threatened by its corrupt political elite

This article was written by one of our guest writers, Mr. Michalis Christou, one of the youngest candidates running in the upcoming May 30 parliamentary elections on the island of Cyprus and a philosophy graduate. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. How can the […]

MEPs approve the EU’s new culture programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs adopted ‘Creative Europe’, the EU’s programme for culture and the audiovisual sector, and the EU’s biggest ever financial commitment. The new programme, with its budget almost doubled when compared to 2014-2020, (up from 1.4 billion euro) will invest 2.5 billion euro […]

Lessons learnt, unlearnt or re-learnt? Analyzing the third wave of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, second year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Pakistan. 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 […]

Why 2021 is the year to highlight how critical water sources are for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Bell, Strategy & Special Projects, Desolenator Water sources on earth drive how weather and climate are regulated. Human activity is currently altering ocean acidity, temperature and circulation. By bringing water to the forefront of COP26’s climate discussions, […]

Devastating natural disasters show the need for resilient, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick O’Regan, Director of Implementation Practices and Standards, UNOPS The eruption of the La Soufrière volcano is touching every aspect of life on St Vincent and Gerardines, impacting food security, marine ecosystems and the ecotourism sector. The eruptions […]

This is what healthcare leaders see as the future for digital health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content To ensure social distancing and avoid infection, healthcare practices in many countries shifted from in-person consultations to telemedicine. Nearly two-thirds of healthcare providers across 14 global markets are now investing heavily in […]

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. • Criminal organizations are using ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities during the pandemic. • Ransomware attacks have both a financial and a human cost. • 65 business, non-profit and government organizations have banded together to form the Ransomware Task Force. With the world still reeling […]

Q&A: A on the EU COVID-19 certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament supports an EU COVID-19 certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination. EU member states have introduced travel restrictions in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Parliament supports the creation of an EU COVID-19 certificate […]

Palliative care: an indispensable component for a better quality of life

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinícius Almeida da Nóbrega, a first-year medical student at Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. He 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 do not […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

The importance of including palliative care in the Universal Health Coverage and how to achieve it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Strahil Vasilev, a 22 years old, fifth year Medical student in Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He 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 […]

Statement by Commissioner Kyriakides on the review by the European Medicines Agency of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a  formal request by the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency has reviewed additional vaccination and epidemiological data submitted by Member States in relation to the AstraZeneca vaccine to give a more precise scientific opinion on the safety profile of the vaccine in […]

What is digital sovereignty and why is Europe so interested in it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 92% of data from the West is hosted in the US. There are no European companies in the Top 20 of global tech brands. Four nations from the EU want to do […]

EU files WTO panel request against illegal export restrictions by Indonesia on raw materials for stainless steel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU has requested the establishment of a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to seek the elimination of unlawful export restrictions imposed by Indonesia on raw materials necessary for the production of stainless steel, notably nickel ore and iron ore. The […]

Investing in education and skills can improve the health of both humans and planet. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolullah Oni, Public health physician and urban epidemiologist, Clinical Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town & Jukay Hsu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit Systemic factors mean […]