Raising the Scope of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Vulnerable Populations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Bueno, a sixth-year medical student and Dr. Nediza Zacarías, a recent medical graduate from O&M Medical School (O&MED) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Manufacturing reimagined: from improved productivity to profitable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katy George, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Manufacturers are revamping their growth strategies as COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty. Maximizing productivity is no longer enough. Instead, they should look to Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase resilience, sustainability […]

Creative Europe: 30 years of support to European films and cultural and creative media works

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The MEDIA strand of the EU programme Creative Europe, designed to support European film and audiovisual industries, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021. To mark this, the European Commission is launching a campaign to celebrate the 30 years of support, as well as […]

State aid: Commission approves amended Estonian scheme worth €450 million to support production of electricity from renewable sources

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification of the existing aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources and efficient co-generation in Estonia. The measure will help Estonia reach its renewable energy targets and will contribute to the […]

EU reconfirms support for Afghanistan at 2020 Geneva Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union today reconfirmed its long-standing solidarity and partnership with the people of Afghanistan, pledging support of €1.2 billion over the period 2021–2025 in both long-term and emergency assistance at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference “Peace, Prosperity and Self-Reliance”. EU High Representative for Foreign […]

Green Deal: Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy will boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals, and increase […]

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

EU climate law: MEPs want to increase emission reductions target to 60% by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Environment Committee MEPs voted to make climate neutrality obligatory by 2050 in both EU and member states and call for a more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target. On Friday, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted their report on the EU […]

Statement of the UK Coordination Group and the leaders of the political groups of the EP

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The UKCG and the EP political group leaders issued the following statement after meeting with Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier and Joint Committee Co-Chair Maroš Šefčovič, on Friday. The European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group (UKCG) met today to assess the impact of the United […]

One-third of young people still optimistic despite COVID’s dramatic hit on education and jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content New survey polled young people – hit hard by COVID – around the world. Young women, younger adults and lower-income countries hit hardest. But more than a third of young people reported […]

Robots, Artificial intelligence and Dentistry

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. I Mamoona Habib a 3rd year student studying BDS in Army Medical College, Pakistan. 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 do not necessarily […]

Finding calm in the COVID-19 chaos 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Unaiza Naeem,  a 19 years old first-year medical student at Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. 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 do […]

Medical education during COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos and Ms. Amanda Villalona, two fourth-year medical students at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

4 fixes for equipment supply chains before the next COVID-19 waves hit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, SKUChain The COVID-19 crises forced governments to build new international supply chains nearly overnight. New innovations, such as blockchain, can make the supply chain more efficient, less risky and increase the velocity […]

There is no recipe for a healthy mental state

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriella Caroline Andrioni, a nineteen-year-old woman and a third-year medical student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), in the interior of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Afghanistan and further support

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of the EU’s global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight will depart on 15 June from Maastricht, Netherlands to Kabul, Afghanistan. The flight will deliver 100 tonnes of life-saving materials to supply EU-funded humanitarian partners. The flight is fully EU […]

Buzzkill: why the hype around drones and COVID-19 is misplaced

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Meier, Executive Director, WeRobotics Drone technology has been deployed in a range of applications during the pandemic. But they have not always been effective – and have, at worst, caused harm. Here’s what we know to-date about […]

How a 3-point plan could help rebuild business for the long-term

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank Micro, small and medium enterprises were hit hard by COVID-19. Recovery will take a multi-prong effort that spans immediate and long-term needs. The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak reveals that we are […]

Structuring Your Perception: The Key to a Good Mental Health during COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Enis Hikmet Özmert, a second year medical student at Baskent University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. 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 writer […]

Pandemics are here to stay. Here’s how to prepare for the next one

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Chief Executive Officer, Sceye Pandemics like COVID-19 are set to become part of our new normal. We have to learn how to respond to future outbreaks effectively and with the least economic damage. Active strategies […]

Health professionals: the frontline in the fight against the Covid-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Giaretta Ventorin, a 21 years old medical student and Ms. Amanda Raminelli Morceli, a 22 years old medical student from Unicesumar – Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Is a 3-day split week the way to get people back to work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Brandon, Journalist, freelance UK organization proposes splitting the working week into two three-day shifts. Would make workplaces safer and get more people back to work, RSA says. New Zealand considering shorter working week; previous trials were positive. […]

Coronavirus: here’s what you need to know about face masks

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 Due to COVID-19, face masks are in high demand across the globe. Over 50 countries have made mask-wearing in public mandatory. China still makes most masks, but new makers are entering the […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties 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 […]

World Editors Forum President: Credible media vital in the fight against COVID-19 and fake news epidemic

This article is published in association with WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. In this op-ed, endorsed by the Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), Warren Fernandez warns of wrenching changes to come and urges urgent action to minimise damage to the media, and democracy. As the coronavirus continues its relentless spread across […]

This South Korean city once had the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. Now it’s reported zero new cases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Smith, Journalist, Daegu, in South Korea, was host to the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China. The city has reported a total of 6,807 cases since the outbreak started there in late February. On 10th April, […]

COVID-19: Emerging technologies are now critical infrastructure – what that means for governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimmy Bettinger Emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives under lockdown. Such tools must be considered as essential infrastructure, revealing opportunities for governance. Under COVID-19, emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives. Connected devices enable both […]

How can coronavirus lockdowns end safely and effectively? – WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live on Monday 6 April. A strategic, “step-wise” approach will be essential to easing […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

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. This spring is never going to be […]

State aid: Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found two Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The schemes, with a total budget of approximately €20 billion, were approved under the State aid […]

The Red Cross’s health chief explains how business must respond to coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A continuity plan is vital for your business to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The plan should assess and adopt best practices to slow the disease’s spread. Companies need to be prepared to […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

Personalized healthcare and better population health? Here’s how digital can help achieve that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Technology is bringing us closer to personalized healthcare and optimized population health. But how we apply emerging technologies and digital innovation in healthcare needs to be strategic. Every aspect of healthcare, from […]