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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.

26 September 2022

How are ski resorts dealing with the energy crisis?

The rise in energy prices is causing ski resorts to fear the worst. Faced with uncertainty as costs may not fall in the short term, resorts […]
23 September 2022

More Belgians travel to France for their groceries

Recently, prices have been soaring for every kind of good and service there is. Besides the foreseeable harsh winter brought on by the limited supply of […]
22 September 2022

European Commission approves €5.2 billion state aid for hydrogen projects

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation, first industrial deployment […]
22 September 2022

EU aviation agency calls for more SAF and tech innovation, and less noise pollution

The EU agency for safety aviation — European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) — released its latest environmental report, providing key figures showing the performance of […]
21 September 2022

Winter is coming: ghost flights and slots to solve

The consistent recovery, albeit for numbers still below those of 2019, of air traffic in Europe during the summer period led the European Commission to propose […]
21 September 2022

The high-speed railway of the future that will bring the Baltic states closer to Europe

An ambitious railway project is under way in the Baltic Region. Hailed as the largest infrastructure project in the region for the past 100 years, Rail […]
20 September 2022

Environmental and consumer NGOs threaten to sue Commission over taxonomy labelling

Environmental and consumer NGOs announced a breakup with the Platform on Sustainable Finance, the European Commission’s expert group designed to develop technical recommendations for the EU […]
20 September 2022

European Commission to review passengers’ rights after two years of Covid-19 disruption

The EU is assessing how to increase the protection of passenger rights, after two years of disruption caused by the pandemic. The European Commission launched a […]
15 September 2022

Deal signed for the construction of “ground-breaking green ship”

Norwegian start-up Northern Xplorer (NX) is planning to create a fleet of “ground-breaking” emission free cruise ships. The company has signed a letter of intent for […]
14 September 2022

EU gives second batch of free train tickets this year to 35,000 young Europeans

Since its inauguration in 2018 the DiscoverEU project has awarded over 165 000 travel passes to young people, being integrated in the Erasmus+ project in 2021. […]
14 September 2022

EU travel tech companies want fair legislation on short-term rentals

Registration schemes and clear legislation are some of the key recommendations of travel tech companies to the EU executive. 1. Short-term rentals EU travel tech companies […]
13 September 2022

SMEs in the beverage industry call for fairer access to recycled PET

In the EU, recycled PET is becoming harder to come by and, consequently, more expensive. The reason is everybody wants qualitative recycled PET from beverage bottles […]
12 September 2022

Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit drives sustainable tourism development in the EU in a shortened approach

The second Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit Europe 2022 in Brussels was successfully hosted by the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) and Co-chaired by Ismail Ertug, […]
8 September 2022

Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania touted to be granted access to the Schengen zone

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggested that Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania should be granted access to the Schengen passport-free zone. 1. Schengen zone The Schengen Area is […]
8 September 2022

European luxury shops still adapting to drop in flow of Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists have been a scarce sight in recent times and some European shops, specially luxury ones, have had to redesign their strategies going forward. They […]
7 September 2022

A long way to sustainability for the travel and tourism industry

According to the most recent data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Tourism and Travel sector has been starting a rapid and consistent […]
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