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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.

4 April 2022

What measures has European Tourism taken to help Ukraine’s refugees?

The European Travel Commission (ETC) stands in solidarity with Ukraine and remains ready to support the Ukrainian people fleeing conflict. The ETC praises the ongoing efforts of its […]
1 April 2022

Shift from short-haul to rail brings limited benefits, study says

Transport, especially aviation, has come under increased scrutiny due to the global necessity of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving EU and global targets. A […]
31 March 2022

European Airline CEOs call for urgent action to assist aviation recovery and support decarbonisation

Two years since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Europe, and five weeks after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Airlines for Europe (A4E) CEOs are navigating […]
31 March 2022

EU approves Thalys-Eurostar merger

On Tuesday March 29th, the European Commission gave the green light to the takeover of the French-Belgian Thalys by the French railway company SNCF. Thalys was […]
31 March 2022

EU takes one more step towards making sustainable products the norm

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its proposal on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), an important step forward in ensuring all products placed on the EU market […]
31 March 2022

EU urges Member States to stop selling ‘golden passports’ to Russians

On Monday March 28th, the European Commission issued a recommendation urging Member States to repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes (also known as golden passports) and […]
30 March 2022

10 reasons why trains are the best way to travel through Europe

Planning a Eurotrip is no small feat, considering how many landmarks there are to see and things to do. You have to limit your options by […]
29 March 2022

How can EU national cycling strategies promote EuroVelo and sustainable cycling tourism?

Eight EU member states have made clear references to EuroVelo in their national cycling strategies, setting goals for the further development, promotion, digitalisation and economic exploitation […]
28 March 2022

Luís Mira: “Portugal’s food chain faces a double challenge: severe drought and the war in Ukraine”

Portugal is currently facing a very difficult situation due to the extended drought and the war in Ukraine, both of which have led to an astounding […]
28 March 2022

Adoption of Digital Markets Act a ‘silver lining’ for European hoteliers

EU lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement last Friday 25 March 2022 which will lead to the definitive adoption of the Digital Markets Act (DMA). European […]
24 March 2022

EuroVelo 5 to connect Brussels with Europe by bike

This week the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) cycle route was inaugurated in Brussels by Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt, Member of the European Parliament Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and senior […]
24 March 2022

What impact does the war in Ukraine have on European tourism?

As European tourism has started its path towards recovery following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector is now facing a major crisis with […]
23 March 2022

Re-routing around Ukraine is disrupting traffic flows across a wide area, says Eurocontrol

The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has brought commercial flying there to a standstill, and stopped overflights of neighbouring Moldova. Elsewhere around the borders of Ukraine, Russia […]
22 March 2022

Should travelers consider postponing a trip to Europe because of the war?

With Russia’s war against Ukraine, breaking all international agreements and decimating a population in a situation not experienced since World War II, is it safe to […]
22 March 2022

EU doubles efforts to curb its dependency on Russian gas

Russia is by far the largest energy supplier to the EU. It exported about 45% of the gas consumed across the bloc in 2021, according to […]
18 March 2022

Tourism industry propose several amendments to the new EU Digital Covid Certificate

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomed the European Commission’s proposal that amends and extends the use […]
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