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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.

29 March 2023

Electric vehicles in the EU increased by 76% in 2021 compared to 2020

Electricity demand in transportation is expected to increase in the future. In 2021, the number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU countries reached 1.9 […]
29 March 2023

Maritime sector to reduce GHG emissions by 80% as of 2050

EU lawmakers agreed to gradually reduce big ships’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2% as of 2025 and by 80% as of 2050, in a push […]
29 March 2023

European airlines call on EU to complete the single aviation market

During the Airlines for Europe’s (A4E) aviation summit taking place in Brussels today, Europe’s leading airline CEOs issued a call for European policymakers to strengthen and […]
29 March 2023

Digital Schengen visa one step closer to reality

The EU Member States’ ambassadors today agreed the Council’s negotiating mandate for a proposal to digitalise the visa procedure. The proposal introduces the possibility to apply […]
28 March 2023

Avoid other crisis with a robust European mechanism

A scenario of a generalized rise in prices, a shortage of human resources, and a latent financial crisis could negatively affect the travel and tourism industry […]
27 March 2023

2 out of 42 European countries have fully recovered at aviation level from Covid-19 pandemic

European commercial aviation has seen a wide variation in terms of recovery after the pandemic. Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Greece, Portugal and Iceland were the top […]
27 March 2023

New train line to connect the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium by December 2023

Even though Europe is small and travelling between countries is relatively small, there’s still room for improvement. Especially when it comes to travelling from one smaller […]
21 March 2023

Ryanair launches petition for EU to protect flights during French air traffic control strikes

After failed calls on the European Commission to protect overflights (flights that do not take off or land in France, but merely have routes passing over […]
20 March 2023

Number of nights tourists spent in Europe in 2022 reached 95% of pre-Covid level

On 15 January, Eurostat published national-level data on the number of nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments in the last quarter of 2022 and over the […]
20 March 2023

How can tourism destinations become sustainable?

The road to net-zero is long and strenuous, but we have to walk it in a hurry if we want any chance of reaching the finish […]
17 March 2023

5 European spring destinations for flower lovers

After a long, grey, glooming winter, spring has finally arrived. The sun comes peeping out from behind the clouds every now and then, temperatures are rising […]
14 March 2023

Towards a code of conduct on data sharing in European Tourism

Twenty organizations representing the European travel and tourism sector have agreed to sign a Code of Conduct on data sharing in the tourism sector. The non-binding […]
9 March 2023

Commission to propose a European declaration on cycling this summer

The EU institutions will complete an ambitious cycling plan this year, including commitments to increase funding for infrastructure and industrial growth, the European Commission’s Executive Vice […]
7 March 2023

Long-haul travel crucial for European tourism recovery

The European Travel Commission (ETC), Tourism Economics, and the European Tourism Association (ETOA) held a joint press conference at ITB Berlin to discuss the state of […]
1 March 2023

Europe’s new ETIAS visa system postponed to early 2024

The rollout of the EU’s new visa waiver system ETIAS has been postponed until 2024. The program, which will require non-EU citizens to apply on a […]
1 March 2023

New online dashboard asses European cities’ cargo bike friendliness

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has launched a Cargo Bike Friendly Cities Dashboard, a new tool that evaluates the cargo bike friendliness of over 100 cities […]
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