MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

Contribution of Future Health Care Professionals in Health Governance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, 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 […]

Energy costs: MEPs debate measures to limit impact of price rises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. With gas prices surging, and concerns over the impact on consumers and businesses, MEPs, the Council and the Commission debated how to address the crisis. Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said the EU should react in a quick and coordinated manner, and highlighted the measures […]

Yemen: EU allocates €119 additional million for humanitarian crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission announced an additional €119 million in humanitarian and development aid to alleviate vulnerable Yemenis’ suffering from over 6 years of conflict. Yemen is the country with the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with close to 70% of the population in need of […]

“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 […]

Saving the world from COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maryam Azeem, a third year medical student studying in shalamar medical and dental college in 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 writers and do […]

6 ways data sharing can shape a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Mulligan, Co-Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Kimberly Bella, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum LLC The […]

How can we safeguard and improve the future of global health?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the underlying fragilities of healthcare systems around the world. The Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience – a joint initiative between the World Economic Forum, […]

Parliament approves the “rule of law conditionality” for access to EU funds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs approved the regulation designed to protect EU funds from being misused by EU governments who bend the rule of law. Under the new regulation, EU budget payments can be withheld from countries in which established breaches of the rule of law […]

What does ‘excess deaths’ mean – and can it give a clearer picture of the number of coronavirus fatalities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Each country records deaths slightly differently – the excess mortality measure smoothes out some of these discrepancies and helps us compare countries more accurately. There was a substantial number of excess deaths […]

Mental and comportamental health in the pandemic context

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nícolas Patrícius de Medeiros Leite, a third year medicine student from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte and member of IFMSA Brazil – UERN, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

The impacts of working conditions on the quality of the healthcare system

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriele Montipó, a second-year medical student at the State University of Western Paraná, in Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. 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 writer and […]

6 ways travelling professionals can cut their carbon footprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Petros Kusmu, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub & George Patrick Richard Benson, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub We can all take steps to reduce the environmental impact of our work-related travels. Individual actions – like the six described here – […]

Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of southern Africa are currently in the grip of […]

Antimicrobial resistance: how can an intersectoral approach between society and healthcare professionals be developed and applied?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Fernanda Melo Gadelha Sarmento, a student from the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. 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 […]

These are the world’s 10 most competitive economies in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Geiger, Head, Benchmarking Practice, World Economic Forum & Roberto Crotti, Economist, World Economic Forum Since 1979, the World Economic Forum has been taking the temperature of long-term economic growth and productivity in its Global Competitiveness Report. The 2019 […]

2019 European Elections gets backing from professional footballers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Dozens of professional footballers from across Europe have joined a campaign by the European Parliament and FIFPro to promote this week’s 2019 European Elections. German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Sweden midfielder Nilla Fischer and Finland captain Tim Sparv are among those to send out the […]

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA & Garen K. Staglin, Co-Founder, Board Chairman, One Mind By 2030, it is predicted that mental health problems will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Currently, untreated mental health problems account for 13% of […]

6 things to know about press freedom around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eleonore Pauwels, Research Fellow on Emerging Cybertechnologies, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research A free press is seen as one of the key measures of a healthy democratic society. But from attacks on journalists by anti-government protesters in […]

This start-up is making a palm oil alternative from used coffee grounds

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 The world drinks more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. Brewing that much coffee generates half a million metric tonnes of used grounds in the UK alone. Globally, more than 6 million tonnes of […]

New seat projections for the next European Parliament EU28

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament released today the fourth and final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament (751 seats).   The European Parliament has published a new set of projections on how the next […]

China’s Ambassador to the EU Zhang Ming wishes to Brussels a Happy 2019 Year of the Pig

It was yesterday that the Chinese Mission to EU chose to welcome Brussels to the festivities of the 2019 New Year of The Pig. The official celebration in Brussels took place at the Flagey Concert Hall with high level participants from the European institutions as well as various diplomatic missions in Brussels. The occasion was […]

The refugee crisis as a young Nigerian doctor sees it

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Imeh Michael, a young Nigerian, currently a 5th year medical student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), Nigeria. Mr Michael is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does […]