Lebanon: €60 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On a visit to Lebanon today, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič, announced €60 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in the country, including Syrian refugees and Lebanese people in need. The Commissioner is visiting EU-funded humanitarian projects and meeting humanitarian […]

Migration: new rules on screening of irregular migrants and faster asylum procedures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Tuesday, the Civil Liberties Committee adopted its position on new rules for checks at EU borders and updated its negotiating mandate on asylum procedures. With 41 votes in favour, 17 against, and 7 abstentions, MEPs backed a new regulation on screening at EU […]

Space: Commission invites the industry to submit proposals to deploy the new EU secure connectivity satellite constellation, IRIS²

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission launches an invitation to tender to procure a concession contract to implement the EU satellite constellation called IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite). The public-private partnership between the Commission and the private sector will ensure common investment into the […]

Europe experiences one of its warmest ever winters, and the other climate crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda 1. Europe experiences its joint second-warmest winter Europe is emerging from its joint second-warmest winter on record, as the climate crisis continues to intensify. The average temperature in Europe from December to February […]

Fiscal policy guidance for 2024: Promoting debt sustainability and sustainable and inclusive growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today providing guidance to Member States on the conduct and coordination of fiscal policy for next year. This guidance comes as discussions on the future economic governance framework are ongoing. Overall, fiscal policies in 2024 should ensure medium-term debt sustainability and […]

We cannot wait another 60 years to achieve gender equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On International Women’s day, Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Robert Biedroń issued the following statement. “The European Parliament has made some significant steps towards achieving gender equality over the last twelve months. Parliament approved landmark rules to boost gender equality […]

6 ways volunteering can improve your skill set and make you a better entrepreneur

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malak Yacout, Curator, Beirut Hub, Global Shapers Entrepreneurship has long been acknowledged as an important driver of economic growth, job creation and innovation. In today’s rapidly changing world, the importance of entrepreneurship has become even more pronounced. With the […]

Transatlantic partnership: President von der Leyen to visit Canada and the US next week

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President von der Leyen will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden next week as she visits Canada and the US to discuss transatlantic relations, trade, strategic sectoral partnerships and cooperation in support of Ukraine. The transatlantic visit will start in Ottawa, […]

Why it’s time to make your business nature positive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Thorne, Global Chair, Deloitte, Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Look around you — everything depends on nature. Not just the planet, but also the well-being of industry, business, people and society. That includes businesses […]

Türkiye-Syria earthquake: How AI and emerging tech are helping relief efforts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aytug Goksu, Community Lead, Regional Strategies, Europe, World Economic Forum, Busra Kamiloglu, Community Champion in Global Shapers Community for Turkiye, Azerbaijan and Israel, Customer Success Manager at Microsoft The devastating Kahramanmaras double earthquake that struck south-eastern Türkiyeand northern and […]

Unleashing the Power of the Next Generation: Harnessing the Potential of Youth Leadership and Engagement in Medical Education

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alexandra Machado Nobre, a 6th-year medical student at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

7 ways governments can foster entrepreneurship

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxime Paradis Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in driving economic growth and job creation. It is the engine that propels innovation, generates new businesses and brings fresh products and services to the market. Starting and running a business can […]

Opening: MEPs held minute of silence in memory of the victims of the earthquakes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. President Metsola led MEPs in a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg. Europe stands with the people of Türkiye and Syria, said President Metsola, adding that the […]

COVID-19: The biggest lesson of twenty-first Century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Sharif Mohammad Sadat is a fourth year medical student currently studying in Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka. 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 writers and do […]

Ukraine: EU and G7 partners agree price cap on Russian petroleum products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union – together with the international G7+ Price Cap Coalition – have today adopted further price caps for seaborne Russian petroleum products (such as diesel and fuel oil). This decision will hit Russia’s revenues even harder and reduce its ability to wage […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Commission calls to end this crime, which violates human rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), on 6 February 2023, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, Josep Borrell, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Demography and […]

Waste shipments: MEPs push for tighter EU rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament adopted its negotiating position for talks with EU governments on a new law to revise EU procedures and control measures for waste shipments. The revised legislation should protect the environment and human health more effectively, while taking full advantage of the […]

The Pandemic of Gender Based Violence & Femicides: How can medical students and health practitioners support victims and advocate for gender empowerment

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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The European response to the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all work to make 2022 a year of action and respect for human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a 5th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Esther Esther Patience Nansubuga, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the war in Ukraine rages on, and Ukrainians fight bravely for their country, the European Union steps up once more its support for Ukraine and the sanctions against the aggressor – Putin’s Russia. For the first time ever, the European Union will finance […]

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of certain businesses.

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Cargotec and Konecranes are two global leaders of container and cargo handling equipment. Port terminal operators, logistics companies and a wide range of industrial players in Europe depend on this equipment to lift and […]

3 reasons why private equity will enable the post-pandemic economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, any meaningful and sustainable economic recovery will again be driven by small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). SMEs were […]

Intersectionality and health: how can we tackle barriers to care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ms.Kaivalya Mannem, a twenty-year-old medical student at Siddhartha medical college, a college under Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India. 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 […]

Dealing with the pandemic: consequences and solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tayba Abdulrahman Mugibel from Yemen, 3rd year medical student at Hadramout University College of Medicine, media assistant in the national team of the standing committee on research exchange NAMS_YEMEN. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

The Masked Plague: How the mental health pandemic will soon resurface among 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 and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Tell me who you are, I’ll tell you what you suffer from

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez , a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 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 […]

Use of artificial intelligence by the police: MEPs oppose mass surveillance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To combat discrimination and ensure the right to privacy, MEPs demand strong safeguards when artificial intelligence tools are used in law enforcement. In a resolution adopted by 377 in favour, 248 against and 62 abstentions, MEPs point to the risk of algorithmic bias in […]

Supporting good governance – a Zambian case study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Independent creators and engaged communities are the future of journalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ignacio Bugueño Vilches, Impact Director, Latam4 and Global Shaper, Santiago Hub, World Economic Forum The media industry was hit hard by the economic decline triggered by COVID-19, but the pandemic also accelerated digitalization and pushed journalists to become […]

Future healthcare professionals: the roadmap to global progress and sustainability

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yashas BP, a 20 years old, a 2nd Year medical student at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences from Karnataka, 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 […]

COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Copenhagen topples Tokyo from top spot of EIU’s annual World’s Safest City Index. Survey includes environmental safety for the first time to test city sustainability pledges. Wealth and open government linked to increased […]

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 […]