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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

24 July 2023

IATA opposes night flights ban at Brussels Airport

On Friday July 21st, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its opposition to a proposed ban on night flights at Brussels Airport. IATA sees the […]
21 July 2023

Belgium celebrates its 192th anniversary

On July 21st, 1831, a forty-year old German prince from the Saxe-Cobourg-Saalfeld duchy stood on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Brussels and was sworn […]
20 July 2023

Brussels prepares for 5G rollout in September

Brussels is on the verge of a major technological leap with the upcoming deployment of high-speed 5G mobile internet technology throughout the region, commencing in September. […]
18 July 2023

Free entry to Belgium’s museums on 10th anniversary of King Philippe’s reign

On Monday July 17th, the Belgian State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Thomas Dermine, announced that, to mark the 10th anniversary of King Philippe’s reign, access to […]
18 July 2023

Belgian mobility minister presents plan to ban all night flights at Brussels Airport

On Friday July 14th, Belgian Federal minister for Mobility, Georges Gilkinet, presented a draft ministerial decree in inter-cabinet consultations to limit noise pollution for residents living […]
17 July 2023

Brussels gets stricter on scooters and shared mobility

Brussels’ government is the latest authority to introduce tighter regulation of the shared mobility sector. Safety and accessibility are the guiding principles behind the new measures. […]
14 July 2023

Over 100 Ryanair flights cancelled in Belgium this weekend

Last week, Belgium-based Ryanair pilots announced their intent to strike on 15 and 16 July, unless the airline was willing to negotiate their salaries and working […]
13 July 2023

Brussels tourism increases accessibility for people with reduced mobility

Visit Brussels, the Belgian capital’s tourism office, has partnered with non-profit organization Access-i to certify an increasing number of sites, including tourist attractions and accommodation establishments, […]
13 July 2023

What to expect from the first edition of Brussels’ Summer Wonders

The first edition of Brussels’ Summer Wonders kicks off on 14 July. The sunny counterpart of the renowned Winter Wonders promises to transform the city centre […]
13 July 2023

Belgium pays €25 million in penalties over Brussels Airport noise pollution

The Belgian Federal Government is being charged millions of euros a year in air traffic fines – by its own regions and municipalities, according to reports […]
12 July 2023

Surrealism in full bloom at Brussels’ Flowertime 2023

The Town Hall of Brussels will be transformed into a surrealist floral wonderland from August 11th to 15th, for the fifth edition of Flowertime. This biennial […]
12 July 2023

Kaleidoscope of acts takes over Ghent Jazz Festival

The 6th day of Ghent Jazz Festival kicked off on July 10th, unfolding a mesmerizing journey through the diverse and captivating realms of jazz. Against the […]
12 July 2023

What to do this summer of love in Leuven?

School’s out for summer in the beautiful and ancient Belgian university town of Leuven and to celebrate you’re invited to join some of the best summer […]
11 July 2023

Brussels’ horse-drawn carriages to be replaced by electric models in 2024

Although the horse-drawn carriages used for sightseeing in downtown Brussels started being phased out in March of this year, they are set to come back in […]
7 July 2023

Brussels launches Summer Wonders festival

Brussels’ Plaisirs d’Hiver, or Winter Wonders, Christmas market is a staple of the European capital and the best Christmas Market in the world. Building on this […]
4 July 2023

Belgium-based Ryanair pilots threaten to strike on 15 and 16 July

Belgium-based Ryanair pilots have been at odds with management for over a year, having taken industrial action multiple times over pay and work conditions. In September […]