Meeting the basic needs of our healthcare workers

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Gabriela Yee Guzmán is 22 years old, currently a fifth-year medical student at Universidad Interamericana de Panamá. She 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 writer and […]

Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Italy has received €10 billion, Spain €6 billion, and Poland […]

Latest Eurobarometer survey (July-August): Economic situation is EU citizens’ top concern in light of the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a troubled period marked by the coronavirus pandemic, trust in the EU remains stable and Europeans trust the EU to make the right decisions in response to the pandemic in the future. In the new Standard Eurobarometer survey released today, European citizens identify […]

Illness in health workers: when the caregiver becomes the patient

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 4th year medical student at the University ofBlumenau (FURB). She 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

COVID-19: MEPs call for measures to close the digital gap in education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs called for the digital gap in Europe to be closed, as the pandemic exacerbated inequalities in the EU, making it difficult for many to access school education.  The resolution was adopted on Thursday by 593 votes in favour, 58 against and 36 abstentions. […]

Parliament leads the way on first set of EU rules for Artificial Intelligence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs adopted proposals on how the EU can best regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to boost innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology. The European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include […]

White Coat, Stained red

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aramva Bikram Adhikari, a 3rd year medical student at Maharajgunj Medical Campus Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal. 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 writer and do […]

The 2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to the democratic opposition in Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. European Parliament President David Sassoli announced the laureates in the Brussels plenary chamber at noon on Thursday, following an earlier decision by the Conference of Presidents (President and […]

Digital: The EU must set the standards for regulating online platforms, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for future-proof rules on digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, and for a binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online. MEPs approved tonight two separate “legislative initiative” reports calling on the Commission to address and tackle current shortcomings in the online […]

What if the doctor become a patient?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Beatriz Silva Ribeiro, a second year medical student at TiradentesUniversity, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. She 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

European Commission issues first emission of EU SURE social bonds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission issued a €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in October 2030 and €7 billion due for […]

EU job-search aid worth €2 million for 500 former shipbuilding workers in Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Former shipbuilding workers from Galicia will receive €2,054,400 in EU aid to help them re-integrate into the labour market, following a plenary vote on Monday. Spain requested support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) after 960 workers were laid off in 38 small […]

Take Care of In Order to Be Taken Care of

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmet Kayhan Korkusuz, a first-year medical student at Istanbul Medipol University. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Team Europe: The European Union disburses €25 million to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis in The Gambia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union disbursed €25 million of budget support for The Gambia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Team Europe global package, these funds contribute to the recovery from the pandemic and also support the transition towards democracy and medium-term […]

At least half of people who have a job fear they’ll lose it in the next 12 months

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz Editor, World Economic Forum New survey shows more than half of working adults fear for their jobs. But two thirds of workers are optimistic about retraining on the current job. Employment concerns and perceived opportunities to […]

System value can power the energy transition in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valentin de Miguel, Senior Managing Director for Strategy & Consulting Lead for Growth Markets, Accenture Countries are starting from different baselines and in different conditions on their energy transition journeys. The World Economic Forum’s System Value framework can […]

Stand for healthcare workers’ safety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abrar Abd El-mohaimn Ali, currently in the second semester of medicine at University of Khartoum, from Sudan Khartoum, medical education and research enthusiastic. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Why COVID-19 is a litmus test for corporate attitudes to sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxim Remchukov, Director, Sustainable Development, Sibur & Denis Rozhok, Head of Treasury, Sibur ESG is growing in importance for businesses and stakeholders everywhere. The pandemic is helping increase awareness that companies must focus on long-term sustainability over short-term […]

Why the future of food must be blue as well as green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Crona, Associate professor, deputy science director, Stockholm Resilience Centre & Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University Blue foods tend to be ignored in discussions about how […]

The response to the current COVID-19 crisis must make the EU more resilient

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recovery should reduce economic divergence and boost the EU’s long-term social and environmental targets, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee said on Thursday. In their vote on Thursday on economic policies needed in the euro area to tackle the crisis created by the pandemic, […]

Mobile technology, a necessary pearl in developing countries

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yves Jacket Nsavyimana, a 5th year Medical Student at University of Burundi. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Parliament’s proposal to reinforce flagship programmes is worth 39 billion euros

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a spirit of compromise, Parliament made a concrete and realistic proposal for an immediate increase of key programme envelopes in the long-term EU budget by €39bn. Contradictory figures (up to an additional €90bn) have however been spread by the Council presidency in an […]

Coronavirus: Commission lists key steps for effective vaccination strategies and vaccines deployment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As Europe learns to live with the pandemic, the development and swift global deployment of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 remains an essential element in the eventual solution to the public health crisis. In this context, the Commission is working to ensure that […]

EU4Health: 9.4 billion EUR budget needed for new EU health programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To fill gaps exposed by COVID-19 and ensure that health systems can face future threats to public health, an ambitious EU health programme is needed, say MEPs. On Wednesday, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted its report on the […]

Green Deal: Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy will boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals, and increase […]

Boeing subsidy case: World Trade Organization confirms EU right to retaliate against $4 billion of U.S. imports

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) allowed the EU to raise tariffs up to $4 billion worth of imports from the U.S. as a countermeasure for illegal subsides to the American aircraft maker, Boeing. The decision builds upon the WTO’s earlier findings recognising the […]

The beginning of a revolution in healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Shubham Gupta, medical student at D.Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Chart of the Day: This is how the $88 trillion global economy is spread around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Before COVID-19, the global economy stood at $88 trillion. But the pandemic has seen growth forecasts revised downwards and economies go into recession. In 2019, the United States had the biggest slice […]

EU job-search aid worth €2 million for 500 former shipbuilding workers in Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Former shipbuilding workers from Galicia should receive €2,054,400 in EU aid to help them re-integrate into the labour market, following a Budgets Committee vote on Monday. Spain requested support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) after 960 workers were laid off in 38 […]

Questions & Answers on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. Why was this Recommendation adopted? To limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted various measures, some of which have had an impact on citizens’ right to move freely across the European Union, such as requirements to […]

Auctions are changing, thanks to 2020’s Nobel economics prize winners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Johnson, Professor, MIT Sloan Improvements to auction theory and auction formats by economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, have secured the pair the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics. The new auction formats benefit sellers, buyers and taxpayers, […]

Telemental health care in times of psychological instability: call 188

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Victor Araújo Rabelo and Mr. João Pedro Cadore, two 22 years old fourth year medical students at UniCesumar, Brazil. They are 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 […]

Coronavirus Dashboard: EU Cohesion Policy response to the coronavirus crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission announces the first provisional results of the implementation of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII) and Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+). From the beginning of the crisis, and thanks to the flexibility introduced in the Cohesion Policy, the EU mobilised […]