Brazilian female community and its gender gap

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Tamy Hara, 21 years old, a third year medical student at UniCesumar, Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Gabriela B. Oliveira, 21 years old, a third year medical student at Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Mind the Gap: Gender Equity in the Medical Field

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela Soares Amaral, a Brazilian, 23 years old, third year medical student in Würzburg, Germany. She is are 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 […]

The hardships of career advancement for women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fjona Manja, a third year medical student in The Catholic University Our Lady of Good Council, Tiranë, Albania. 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 […]

Coronavirus: Over 3 million vaccines doses shared via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following new offers of assistance from EU Member States to countries in need, the Commission has so far supported the sharing of over 3 million COVID-19 vaccines with countries outside of the EU through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. The Commission coordinates the delivery […]

The COVID vaccine market is worth at least $150 billion. Can we stop it being flooded with fakes?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Health Security Solutions, SICPA Countries all over the world are reporting the sale of fake, or misleadingly labelled, vaccines. Counterfeit COVID vaccines are part of the rapidly increasing worldwide trade in fake medicines that poses […]

Beyond representation: appreciation and recognition of women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Grace Ellen Pereira Costa, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Pará, Altamira campus – 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 writer and […]

Is the internet really more effective at radicalizing people than older media?

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 & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Researchers have now been studying the internet’s role in radicalization for decades. The World Economic Forum created a […]

This school-in-a-bag helps educate the most remote areas

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 The Solar Media Bag has been trialled in Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique. School teachers in rural areas can use it to turn any space into a classroom. The bag can charge laptops […]

5 ways AI is doing good in the world right now

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 With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. Artificial intelligence is being used to help crack down on illegal activities. It is helping to tackle […]

Political agreement on the Aarhus Regulation: Commission welcomes increased public scrutiny of EU acts related to the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the EU Member States in the Council on amending the Aarhus Regulation that will allow for increased public scrutiny of EU acts affecting the environment. The Commission had proposed the […]

Turkey: MEPs strongly condemn repression of opposition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Deep concern expressed by MEPs over constant attacks and pressure on Turkish opposition parties, in a resolution adopted on Thursday. MEPs condemn the repression of opposition political parties, particularly the Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP, and urge the Turkish Government to ensure that all parties […]

Summer 2021 Economic Forecast: Reopening fuels recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European economy is forecast to rebound faster than previously expected, as activity in the first quarter of the year exceeded expectations and the improved health situation prompted a swifter easing of pandemic control restrictions in the second quarter.  Faster economic growth as economies […]

Transposing gender inequalities: the expenditure of achievements

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Camargo Gazzi and Ms. Evelin Leonara Dias da Silva, currently third year medical students at the Faculdade de Medicina de Taubaté (Taubaté / São Paulo, Brazil). They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Slovenia’s €2.5 billion recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a positive assessment of Slovenia’s recovery and resilience plan, a key step paving the way for the EU to disburse €1.8 billion in grants and €705 million in loans under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). This financing […]

What Europe’s SMEs need to do for a cyber-secure future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alba Perez Grandi, Communications Officer, ENISA & Anna Sarri, Cybersecurity Officer, ENISA & Viktor Paggio, Seconded National Expert, ENISA Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute 99% of businesses in the EU and face diverse cybersecurity challenges including low […]

Political agreement on new Common Agricultural Policy: fairer, greener, more flexible

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The provisional political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and Council on the new Common Agricultural Policy introduces a fairer, greener, more animal friendly and flexible CAP. Higher environmental and climate ambitions, aligned with Green Deal objectives, are to be implemented from January […]

A fight for equality: the female fight

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amália Brandão Piovesan and Ms. Natália Cariello Brotas Corrêa, two medical students at at UVV – Vila Velha University, Brazil. They are 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 […]

António Guterres: “We must step up global vaccination efforts”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The newly re-elected UN Secretary-General reiterated the need for a global vaccination plan for COVID-19, in a speech at the European Parliament on Thursday. In his second speech in Parliament as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed utterly […]

EU countries should ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge member states to protect and further enhance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in a report adopted on Thursday. With 378 votes in favour, 255 against and 42 abstentions, plenary states that the right to health, in particular sexual and reproductive […]

Strong support for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration into the European Union

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a report adopted on Thursday, Parliament welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s commitment to advancing on its EU path, but demands further substantial reforms. Reacting to the 2019-2020 Commission reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina, MEPs call on the European Council to continue backing Bosnia and […]

Financial stability: Commission adopts final one-year extension of the transitional regime for capital requirements for non-EU central counterparties (CCPs)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today extended – by one additional year –the current transitional regime regarding the capital requirements that EU banks and investment firms must maintain when exposed to non-EU central counterparties (‘CCPs’). This transitional regime will therefore continue to apply until 28 […]

How to harness AI and data portability for greater financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurent Le Moal, Chief Executive Officer, PayU, Naspers & Amelia Ng, Managing Director, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank Around the world, 1.7 billion people still lack access to a formal bank account. Digital innovations, such as AI, are […]

Becoming a father made me more motivated to end anti-Asian hate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ziyang Fan, Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC There has been a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents of racism during the COVID-19 pandemic – and children have not been spared. The harmful “perpetual foreigners” […]

The elephant and the mouse: how corporate giants can avoid trampling on their stakeholders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum • Business is increasingly keen to be seen to be doing due diligence on ESG. • The ‘affected stakeholder’ concept is a key way of identifying those most impacted […]

Putting people first: Africa leads the way on reimagining remittance regulations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ulla Andrén, Head of the Regional Development Cooperation in Africa , Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) & Henri Dommel, Director of Financial Inclusion, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Differing rules and regulations mean that what should be […]

The female struggle in the face of medical devaluation

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ádrya Natálya Chaves Ribeiro da Silva and Isabella Batista Souza Lessa, two 2nd year medical students at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos (UNICEPLAC), in Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Penelope Nezurugo, Research and Analysis Specialist, World Economic Forum & Nellie Kamau, Incoming Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Candidate, University of British Columbia Pre-existing operational and logistical constraints coupled with the effects of the pandemic […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary meets for the first time

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 19 June, the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe was held in Strasbourg.  Today’s Plenary marks another important moment in the life of the Conference – an unprecedented, open and inclusive European democratic exercise. Following opening statements […]

After a year of pandemic, has Brazil learned anything?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vitoria Fossari Geronasso, 21 years-old 3rd year medical student at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos from Brasília, 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 […]

COVID-19 Wave III – What did we learn?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vishwajit G.V, a first year medical student in Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu, 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 not necessarily […]

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 […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Greece’s €30.5 billion recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a positive assessment of Greece’s recovery and resilience plan. This is an important step towards disbursing €17.8 billion in grants and €12.7 billion in loans under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) over the period 2021-2026. This financing […]

What the pandemic has taught us about science communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic, poor communication by scientists and experts has led to the low take-up of measures that could have saved lives. This is having a significant impact […]