New rules on VAT rates offer Member States more flexibility while supporting the EU’s green, digital and public health priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the agreement reached by EU finance ministers today to update the current rules governing value-added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services. These new rules will provide governments with more flexibility in the rates they can apply and ensure equal treatment […]

Slovenian Presidency debriefs EP committees on priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ministers outlined the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings. Slovenia holds the Presidency of the Council until the end of 2021. The hearings took place between 12 and 15 July. Fisheries […]

G7 Summit: President von der Leyen outlines key EU priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G7 Summit taking place from 11 to 13 June in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined the key priorities and initiatives the EU will present in meetings with leaders of world’s key […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: New Priorities and Improved Strategies to Flatten the Curve

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María José Bisonó Belliard, a fourth-year medical student in Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 writers […]