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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.

10 August 2022

More than 60% of Europe in danger of serious drought

Recent data released by the European Drought Observatory show that about 60% of Europe and the United Kingdom is currently in danger of drought. In mid-July, […]
10 August 2022

New 7€ e-visa for non-EU citizens postponed until November 2023

The European Commission has postponed the introduction of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) scheme from May until November 2023. By that date, […]
8 August 2022

How has the war in Ukraine affected tourism in Eastern Europe?

The impact of the war in Ukraine has been extending to the bordering countries, indirectly affecting tourism in other Eastern European destinations, which are not actually […]
5 August 2022

EU welcomes international condemnation of Russia for aviation rules violation and sanctions

The European Commission has welcomed today the decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its infractions […]
5 August 2022

Russian tourists no longer welcomed in neighbouring European countries

The war in Ukraine has led to many European countries, especially those neighbouring Russia and Belarus, not feeling as comfortable welcoming Russian tourists as they used […]
4 August 2022

Where to go in Europe to enjoy the best air quality?

Breathing. It’s something we don’t really actively think about but we do it a lot. On average, we breathe in and out about 22.000 times a […]
1 August 2022

Lufthansa pilots vote in favour of striking

On Sunday, Lufthansa pilots, members of the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, took a vote to decide whether or not to take industrial action. The vote passed […]
1 August 2022

Ryanair CEO’s salary goes up causing discontent among underpaid pilots

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s salary has returned to its pre-covid level, according to the airline’s annual report. The Irish Examiner reported that O’Leary earned some 975,000 […]
26 July 2022

easyJet partners with Rolls-Royce to develop hydrogen combustion engine

On July 20th, easyJet and Rolls-Royce announced a new partnership called H2ZERO, which will pioneer the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a […]
25 July 2022

Groundbreaking research to make carbon-neutral jet fuel a reality by using sunlight

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to produce aviation fuel.  The research published in the journal Joule, could […]
25 July 2022

Europe continues to develop its network of high-speed trains

With fires in Spain and recurrent heatwaves across Europe, initiatives to curb Green House Gas (GHG) emissions have become a priority. According to Euronews, aviation generates […]
20 July 2022

1.2 million jobs to remain unfilled across the EU unless action is taken, warns the travel industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) warn that the Travel & Tourism sector’s recovery could be put at serious […]
19 July 2022

How can Azerbaijan help counter the European gas crisis?

Europe just forged a new partnership with Azerbaijan to secure supply of natural gas to the bloc. 1. EU signs MoU with Azerbaijan While Russia is […]
19 July 2022

Tripadvisor to display official star ratings in 18 European countries

The largest travel guidance platform in the world, Tripadvisor, will display the official star ratings, classified and audited by the Hotelstars Union, in 18 European countries. […]
18 July 2022

Airport slot usage to return to normal, with added flexibility

Last week, the European Commission adopted a proposal to allow the airline slot regime to respond more flexibly to unexpected developments in the near future. Demand […]
18 July 2022

Why do we need to rethink tourism?

For many cities all over Europe, tourism is an essential part of their economies. Hard-hit by the Covid 19 pandemic, the sector is now ready to […]
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