Marta Pacheco


Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

20 September 2021

Epic SpaceX trip brings back to Earth all-civilian crew

The four passengers arrived on Saturday evening, 18 September, after spending three days on an epic trip orbiting the Earth. It was the first orbital mission […]
15 September 2021

SpaceX to launch first civilian crew into space

SpaceX is preparing to launch the first all-civilian crew into space inside one of Elon Musk’s reusable Falcon 9 rockets. 1. Citizen astronauts Contrary to the […]
6 September 2021

Summer tourism in Brussels doomed by the pandemic and heavy rains

Summer in Brussels has been an absolute disgrace, scaring experts in the tourism sector. The pandemic’s knock-off effects together with the wettest summer ever recorded is […]
6 September 2021

Europe Express takes off to span 100 cities

The Connecting Europe Express train departed from Lisbon on 2 September, off to span 100 cities during 5 weeks. It is scheduled to arrive to the […]
2 September 2021

Paris’ Seine River to become swimming ground for Olympic Games 2024

The Seine River in Paris is set to become a swimming ground for the Olympic Games in 2024. The idea was pushed by the Paris’ City […]
2 September 2021

The future of flight could be on water

A Boston-based start-up backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent investors is betting on hybrid boat-planes to cross the east and west coasts of the […]
31 August 2021

Ryanair quits Northern Ireland and 6 Spanish cities

Ryanair announced its departure from Northern Ireland, including the closure of routes with six Spanish cities. The Irish airline has been in bad terms with the […]
31 August 2021

EU scraps US from Covid-19 “safe list” amid Delta fears

Restrictions like testing, quarantining, and barring non-essential travel will be reimposed to United States (US) unvaccinated travelers coming to the European Union (EU), the European Council […]
9 August 2021

It is official. 2020 was worst year on record for the airline industry

Official data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) exposes the devastating impact of Covid-19 on global air transport during 2020. At the depth of the […]
4 August 2021

No EU access without permit for non-EU citizens

New EU legislation will oblige non-EU citizens to present a permit to access European territory covered by the Schengen Area. The rules, announced on August 3, […]
4 August 2021

Vatican and San Marino to have Covid-19 certificates recognised by the EU

The EU will recognise the Covid-19 certificates from the Vatican and San Marino, connecting both countries to the EU’s system, the European Commission announced recently. 1. […]
26 July 2021

EU digital Covid-19 certificate. Commission presents new guidelines for smoother air travel

With the EU digital Covid-19 certificate in place, the European Commission recently issued new guidelines for EU countries to ensure increased coordination and smoother air travel […]
26 July 2021

How national tourism organisations evolved to a sustainable tourism development model

Released on July 22, the European Travel Commission’s report investigated how European National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) have been evolving over the past decade (2008-2021) to provide […]
22 July 2021

Aviation post Covid-19 — Who are the winners and the losers?

The Covid‑19 pandemic has severely affected the entire aviation sector, with air traffic down by more than two-thirds compared with 2019 levels. The consultancy McKinsey estimated […]
21 July 2021

Seattle airport runs trials with virtual queues until August 31

Since May, the Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) is running trials with virtual queues, expected to end on August 31. Looking at reducing long-lines and agglomerates while delivering […]
15 July 2021

Has Covid-19 ended overtourism for good?

International travel ground to a halt rendering empty streets in Barcelona and Rome, empty beaches in Greece and Thailand and ghost airports everywhere. It is indisputable […]
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