The effect of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hijab Mustunsar, a Final Year student of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakitsan. 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 IFMSA’s […]

The Pegasus Project awarded the 2021 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Thursday 14 October 2021, the Daphne Caruana Prize for Journalism was awarded to the journalists from the Pegasus Project coordinated by the Forbidden Stories Consortium. The award ceremony held in the Press Centre of the European Parliament was opened by the President of […]

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 […]

Facebook Files: MEPs to invite whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Lead MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee decided to invite Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing on 8 November. The decision to organise a public hearing in the European Parliament on “Whistleblowers’ testimonies on the negative impact of big tech […]

EU Cohesion policy on the front line of the recovery: €34 billion approved for regions and cities in just 4 months  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the press conference for the launch of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities 2021, the Commission took stock of the implementation of the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU). With €34.1 billion approved and €3.5 billion […]

COVID-19 Effects on The Youth’s Mental Health and Daily Routine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Baraa Alhendawi, a third-year medical student at Al-Quds University, Al-Azhar Branch, Gaza, Palestine. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

India’s Perspective in 2021 for Agenda 2030

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rutvik Raval, a final year medical student from B.J. Medical College, Gujarat, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

EU announces €25 million for education in crisis contexts and €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Speaking at the Global Citizen Live event, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Union is pledging €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems and tackle food hunger via CGIAR, formerly also known as Consultative Group […]

The Future Health Professionals: Continuity of the Goals in Brazil

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 writer and do not […]

What are business leaders doing to sustain our future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum In a survey conducted earlier this year, we asked people in 28 countries whether they thought governments, businesses and individuals were doing enough to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development goals by […]

Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum 85% of the world lives in areas covered by 4G, but only half are online. Cost, not coverage, is […]

Rule of law in Slovakia, Bulgaria: MEPs to meet with government, NGOs and media

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will travel to Slovakia and Bulgaria to assess respect for the rule of law there, as part of their ongoing monitoring of the situation across the EU The delegation will include the following MEPs: Sophie IN ‘T VELD (Renew, NL […]

US jobseekers have a record 10 million openings to choose from – but why?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content America had a record 10.1 million job openings in June. It came as businesses reported struggling to hire enough staff to fill vacancies. A rising quit rate could suggest workers are more […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine. 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 IFMSA’s […]

How long until you retire? Across Europe, people’s working life is getting shorter

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 For the first time this century, the expected average duration of working life for Europeans has dropped. The pandemic is partly to blame, according to the European Commission. People are living longer […]

How can the world end viral hepatitis by 2030? 5 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Oliver, Consultant, World Economic Forum World Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2021. More than 1 million people die from hepatitis B and C every year. We asked four experts for their proposals to eliminate hepatitis. More than […]

The organization planting millions of trees in old coal mines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A nonprofit called Green Forests Work plants trees on land once used for coal mining. It wants to restore ecosystems and eradicate non-native species, while also generating local jobs. The organization has planted […]

Can you eat to save the climate?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chiara Cecchini, Global Shaper, Sunyani Hub, Future Food Institute There’s a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable; From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti […]

How to build long-term resilience in vulnerable communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Flora Rosenow, Communications Lead ad interim, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, C-Change The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to recognise the plight of migrant workers in India. The Migrants Resilience Collaborative, the largest such initiative in […]

From raised fists at the 1968 Olympics to taking the knee: A history of racial justice protests in sport

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 Athletes have been given more freedom to express themselves at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Two Black athletes were expelled from the 1968 Games after protesting against racial and social injustice on the […]

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists say listening to music reduces stress and even pain. Last year, 57% of Americans said music helped their mental health, more than watching TV or doing exercise. Researchers have discovered the […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of GRAIL by Illumina

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of GRAIL by Illumina, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition and innovation in the emerging market for the development and commercialisation […]

Vaccinating the world: ‘Team Europe’ to share more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ensuring access to safe and affordable COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and notably for low and middle-income countries, is a priority for the European Union. At the Global Health Summit in Rome, on 21 May 2021, President von der Leyen announced that ‘Team Europe’ […]

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author, “What’s Your Problem?” (HBR Press) & Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality. Being able to identify patterns in […]

Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering. This package […]

The feminisation of medicine and persistence of stereotypes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Maria Perez Santos, a third year medical student and Ms. Pietra Cavalhero Alves, a second year medical student at Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de Barretos, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: greater say for regions and social partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the Executive Board agreed to allocate more seats in the Conference Plenary to regional and local elected representatives, as well as to social partners. The sixth meeting of the Conference’s Executive Board was the first one during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council. […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into arbitration award in favour of Antin to be paid by Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation in order to assess whether an arbitration award, to be paid by Spain in favour of Antin as compensation for the foregone support following the modification of a renewable electricity support measure, is in line with […]

Kremlin politics: MEPs call for EU strategy to promote democracy in Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Foreign Affairs Committee says the EU must push back against Russia’s aggressive policies while laying groundwork for cooperation with a future democratic country. In a new assessment of the direction of EU-Russia political relations, MEPs make clear the Parliament distinguishes between the Russian people […]

The historical performance of women in human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eulália Santos Gomes, 23 years old, a 3rd-year medical student of the University Center of Valença in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, 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 […]

The pandemic has damaged youth employment: Here’s how we can help

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 Young people were left unemployed by the pandemic in far greater numbers than adults, with the effects being felt worse in lower income countries. Young women have tended to be more likely […]