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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 January 2023

European airlines are uncomfortable with new Covid measures for travellers arriving from China

On Thursday January 5th, Airlines for Europe (A4E) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), released a statement lamenting the EU member states’ agreement to recommend […]
6 January 2023

European ski resorts forced to close due to record-breaking warm temperatures

Europe is recording one of its warmest winters on record. In France, several ski resorts have had to resort to alternative ways of entertainment give the […]
5 January 2023

EU Member States agree on pre-departure testing of travellers from China

After EU Member States had been divided over the necessity of pre-departure testing of travellers coming from China for the past week, an emergency meeting of […]
4 January 2023

EU to demand pre-departure tests for travellers from China

Over the past week, European countries have been divided over the necessary requirements that need to be imposed on travellers arriving from China, considering the recent […]
3 January 2023

Europe registers warmest winter on record

On January 1st, Switzerland recorded its highest-ever January temperature north of the Alps. The mercury hit 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of […]
30 December 2022

EU rejects demands of bloc-wide testing China arrivals

On 29 December 2022, the EU Health Security Committee had an emergency meeting to assess the need of imposing Covid-19 testing requirements for travellers coming from […]
22 December 2022

European airports do not expect full recovery before 2025

On Tuesday December 20th, Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) released a revised passenger traffic forecast for the European airport network, showing that passenger volumes in […]
20 December 2022

EU increases carbon reduction target by 62% in order to tackle climate change

After hours of discussions, lawmakers in the European Parliament and the Council have agreed, on December 17, to step up the carbon reduction target, under the […]
19 December 2022

New Paris-Madrid high speed rail connection announced for 2024

Fancy a Parisian croissant for breakfast and Madrileño tapas for lunch? And no climate guilt? Paris and Madrid are set to be linked with a new […]
16 December 2022

EU Council recommends lift of all Covid-19 travel restrictions in the EU

On 13 December, the Council of the European Union adopted updated recommendations on travel to the EU and on facilitating free movement within the EU during […]
15 December 2022

EU unifies rules on access to emergency ID for travelers abroad

The European Commission notified EU governments about the latest measures on consular protection. 1. EU Emergency Travel Document EU citizens who happen to lose their passport […]
15 December 2022

EU agrees on carbon border tax to curb polluting imports

EU legislators reached an agreement to tax carbon under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which will apply to imports across several sectors, forcing polluters to […]
15 December 2022

ETC releases report on European tourism over summer 2022

After two years of pandemic, the travel and tourism sector has started recovering this year. Over the summer months, Europe has seen a strong rebound, some […]
14 December 2022

EU agrees on law to make car batteries cleaner

A new law passed by the European Union is bound to make car batteries more sustainable throughout their entire lifecycle. Manufacturers will need to show that […]
14 December 2022

Outermost regions exceptionality means solidarity

Article no. 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union grants to the Outermost Regions (ORs) a regime of exceptionality that considers their […]
9 December 2022

Long-haul flights unchecked under the EU deal to tighten carbon market rules in aviation

EU lawmakers reached a deal to tighten carbon market rules yet the exclusion of long-haul flights raised critics from environmentalists. Another deal done! ✈️ We agreed […]
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