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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.

7 June 2022

European Commission adds another Russian airline to the EU Air Safety List

On June 1st, the European Commission updated the current EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban […]
6 June 2022

High speed direct train to connect Paris and Berlin from December 2023

With the occasion of celebrating 15 years of partnership, the two major European railways SNCF and Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced the introduction of a high speed […]
3 June 2022

Automotive industry claims e-fuel could be a potential complement to e-mobility

Ahead of next week’s vote of the European Parliament to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, under the Renewable Energy Directive, […]
3 June 2022

A4E calls for further adjustments amid EU Transport Ministers’ position on two Fit for 55 proposals

European Transport Ministers have agreed on two critical Fit for 55 legislative proposals which will shape the future decarbonisation of European aviation: The ReFuel EU Aviation […]
2 June 2022

Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines introduce carbon neutral flying options

Within their efforts to make flying more sustainable, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines now offer their customers the option to neutralize the carbon emissions of their […]
2 June 2022

How to make the Emission Trading Scheme a fair and fit-for-purpose instrument to all

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a series of legislative proposals setting out how it intends to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by […]
31 May 2022

World’s longest immersed tunnel to connect Denmark and Germany

Work has finally begun on the world’s longest immersed tunnel. The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel is set to open in 2029 and it will connect the German island […]
26 May 2022

Russo-Ukrainian war having little impact on long-haul travel sentiment to Europe

According to the latest European Travel Commission (ETC) Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 2/2022, which provides insights on traveller sentiment for summer 2022 (May-August), the appetite for overseas […]
25 May 2022

Low carbon liquid fuels can be the key for a fast-paced decarbonisation

EU policies are being pushed to make transport more sustainable as part of urgent climate efforts to reach net neutrality. A lot of research and development […]
24 May 2022

European Parliament wants airlines paying more for their carbon emissions

Curbing aviation emissions is part of the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’, which is the bloc’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). In view of reaching […]
23 May 2022

Schengen visa application to soon go digital for millions of visitors

The European Commission has announced plans to digitize the Schengen visa application process, making it faster and easier for non-EU citizens to apply for visas to […]
19 May 2022

Thalys to stop operating low-cost IZY trains from July

After six years of operating the low-cost trains IZY, Thalys will stop the service as of 10 July. The cheaper, albeit slower, option from the French-Belgian […]
18 May 2022

European travel and tourism calls for free movement of travellers within and into Europe

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance (ETM), the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU […]
16 May 2022

How Europe can cycle to energy independence

ECF joins forces with CIE and CONEBI to publish eight recommendations for how the EU, national governments and individuals can use cycling to lessen dependence on […]
13 May 2022

IATA welcomes drop of face masks on air travel in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight. […]
12 May 2022

Face masks will no longer be mandatory for air travel

On Wednesday May 11th, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health […]
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