Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary to discuss citizens’ contributions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This weekend, the Conference Plenary will discuss reports from the European Citizens’ Panels, national panels and events, the EYE and the Platform. This Conference Plenary meeting represents two major milestones in the context of the Conference. On the one hand, the 80 representatives of […]

Moldova: EU highlights the need for continued implementation of the reform agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union has published a report on the Association Implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement. The report is published ahead of the 6th EU-Moldova Association Council on 28 October. It concludes that, while the second half of 2020 saw Moldova […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council: Commission launches consultation platform for stakeholder’s involvement to shape transatlantic cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched an online consultation platform on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), allowing stakeholders to share their views and provide common proposals on the work ahead. Following their first meeting in Pittsburgh last month, representatives of the European Union and […]

Why eye care is key to an active, healthy life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristina Dziekan, Head, Market Access, Government Affairs and Tendering, Surgical Europe, Alcon Good eye health is a pillar of healthy ageing. Eye conditions are remarkably common. Those who live long enough will experience at least one eye condition […]

The invisible pandemic: Mental health of youth in Bangladesh during Covid-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fariha Hoque Rimu, a meticulous and analytical Researcher who is a research associate. 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 do not necessarily reflect […]

Energy prices: Commission presents a toolbox of measures to tackle exceptional situation and its impacts*

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today a Communication on Energy Prices, to tackle the exceptional rise in global energy prices, which is projected to last through the winter, and help Europe’s people and businesses. The Communication includes a “toolbox” that the EU and its Member States […]

Afghanistan: Commission announces €1 billion Afghan support package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. During the G20 meeting on Afghanistan, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will announce a support package worth around €1 billion for the Afghan people and neighbouring countries, addressing the urgent needs in the country and the region. The socio-economic situation […]

Connecting Europe Express reaches final destination after 20,000km journey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results show a mixed picture as IT companies reviewed 81% of the notifications within 24 hours and removed an average of 62.5% […]

How investing in tech for teachers can bring equity to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Maloney, Assistant Vice President; Executive Director, Infosys Foundation & Tan Moorthy, Executive Vice President, Head Delivery Operations – US, Canada & LATAM, Infosys Students will be left behind if we do not invest in the digital skills […]

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Krish, Global Head, Digital Workplace, TCS & Rashmi Bhaskar Mukherjee, Director, Experience Reimagination & Future of Work, Digital Workplace, TCS UKI The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s values and attitudes towards institutions in general, and towards employers […]

Sustainability metrics: why it’s time investors look in the mirror

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Investors look for sustainability and non-traditional metrics from companies they invest in, but what if they held themselves accountable in the same way? Focusing the sustainability lens inward will allow […]

Is Asia-Pacific ready to age gracefully?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund The global population is ageing, with Asia-Pacific likely to see the most rapid increase in older citizens between now and 2050. On 1 October 2021, International Day of Older […]

The 5 ‘Ts’ of cyber-crisis readiness for every kind of organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory & Tomer Saban, CEO, WireX Systems • Cyber-resilience is a fundamental principle in the face of rising threats to digital security. • Cyber-crisis preparedness is a crucial part of broader […]

Energy Transition: Commission announces three Energy Compacts at UN High-Level Dialogue in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy this week in New York, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson presented three Energy Compacts, in partnership with the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. […]

The final countdown towards achieving 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mirza Zain Baig, a 3rd Year MBBS student in Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat and a member of IFMSA, Pakistan. 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 […]

Changing the face of medicine: Why social accountability and Sustainable Development Goals are so important?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Eduarda Mesquita, a final year medical student in Brazil and currently specializing in Health Education. 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 do not […]

Zero emissions areas tackle multiple city struggles: Why aren’t they everywhere?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lina Fedirko, Programme Manager, ClimateWorks Foundation A zero emissions area is a unique example of a climate solution that addresses urban congestion and pollution problems while expanding mobility. ZEAs are a forcing mechanism for commercial electrification: an urban […]

Basic Health Units in the promotion of the 2nd SDG: Zero Hunger

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura de Arruda Martinhago, 18 years old, a medical student at Unicesumar University, Maringá, 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 do not necessarily […]

Commission launches new Erasmus+ app with an integrated European Student Card

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the new Erasmus+ application, marking a new milestone in the digitalisation of the Erasmus+ programme. The new application, available in all EU languages, will provide a digital European Student Card to each student, valid all across the European Union. The […]

Mergers: The Commission adopts a Statement of Objections in view of adopting interim measures following Illumina’s early acquisition of GRAIL

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Illumina and GRAIL informing them of the interim measures it intends to adopt following the companies’ alleged breach of the standstill obligation under the EU Merger Regulation. These measures aim to restore and maintain […]

State aid: Commission approves award of slots at Paris-Orly airport to Vueling in context of Air France’s recapitalisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has ranked Vueling first among the air carriers that have applied for the portfolio of up to 18 daily slots at Paris-Orly airport. These will be made available by Air France to remedy possible undue competition distortions following its recapitalisation by […]

Role of Medical Students towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Sakib, currently studying at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Planetary health and environment for poor populations: how can health professionals help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Gosch Berton, a 19-year-old Brazilian medical student, currently in the first year of medical school at the University of Passo Fundo. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

MEPs demand EU action plan to end the use of animals in research and testing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament urges the EU to accelerate the transition to a research system that does not use animals. MEPs request an EU-wide action plan with ambitious and achievable objectives as well as timelines for phasing-out the use of animals in research and testing. They see […]

Just nine years to go in order to achieve the 2030 agenda, will we?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ekpe Onyinyechi Pecae Ibitoru, currently a 5th medical student of Sumy State Medical Institute, Ukraine. 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 do not necessarily […]

4 tuna species are showing signs of recovery. Here’s what that tells us about the future of fisheries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content New data shows four commercially-fished tuna species are on the path to recovery. However, there are regional differences in the recovery, and bad news for other species in the updated IUCN Red List […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission gearing up for issuing €250 billion of NextGenerationEU green bonds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted an independently evaluated Green Bond framework, thus taking a step forward towards the issuance of up to €250 billion green bonds, or 30% of NextGenerationEU’s total issuance. The framework provides investors in these bonds with confidence that the […]

EU young translators’ contest kicks off!

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Secondary schools in all EU countries can now start enrolling for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission’s annual translation contest. From 12.00 CET on 2 September, schools can register online for their students to compete with peers around the EU. This year, the topic of the […]

Gender Gap In Medicine – How?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood,a first year medical student studying at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

“Support Science, Reject Politics”, a Sting Exclusive written by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The rapid spread of Delta variant around the world […]

The knotty problem of applying real-world laws to VR and AR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group & Thomas A. Campbell, Founder and CEO, FutureGrasp Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving fast – and our legal systems are unprepared. Here’s a guide to the […]

How to eliminate cervical cancer – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Community Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum & Mbali Motsoeneng, Digital Content Curator and Engagement Specialist, World Economic Forum Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths in women. […]

Vaccines can win the race against COVID-19 variants. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 variants threaten to undermine global vaccine programmes unless we accelerate the pace of delivery. Just over 1% of people in low-income countries […]