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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.

8 May 2023

EU launches competitions to promote smart and sustainable tourism

The European Commission has launched two competitions to promote smart and sustainable tourism in the EU, network and strengthen destinations, and facilitate the exchange of best […]
4 May 2023

Applications now open for the ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2023’

Applications for this year’s Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards are now open. The overall theme of this edition is “Smart Tourism – Smart Destinations”, encompassing […]
4 May 2023

The vital role of tourism in the EU

Tourism has proven to be one of the most resilient sectors of the EU economy. Despite various crises, such as volcanic eruptions, sovereign debt crises, terrorism, […]
4 May 2023

Why short-term rentals are another missed opportunity

Short-term Rental (STR) has assumed, throughout Europe, but with particular emphasis in Portugal, a very relevant role in the reconstruction and recovery of the historic centres […]
2 May 2023

Ryanair’s petition for overflight protection amid French ATC strikes surpasses 600,000 signatures

On 20 March, Ryanair launched a petition calling on the European Commission to force France to protect overflights during the French air traffic control (ATC) strikes. […]
1 May 2023

EU wants to make it easier for non-EU residents to move around the bloc

The EU Parliament has announced its intention to ease movement around the bloc and the path to residency for non-EU residents. The rule changes could take […]
28 April 2023

European hospitality urges upcoming Spanish EU Presidency to prioritise tourism and hospitality

Ahead of the Spanish Presidency of the EU that will begin on 1 July 2023, representatives of the European hospitality sector are meeting in Tenerife to […]
27 April 2023

5 incredibly scenic cycling routes in Europe

A holiday just gets better when you get to discover places by bike. Of course it takes quite the effort, but you don’t have to spend […]
26 April 2023

EU approves world’s largest sustainable aviation fuels mandate

On 25 April, the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement on a proposal aiming to decarbonise the aviation sector and create a level playing […]
26 April 2023

EU Entry/Exit System faces further delays

The implementation of Europe’s new electronic border scheme and entry/exit system (EES) is being delayed again because the database on which the system depends will not […]
25 April 2023

Agreement for new gas supply route signed by Azerbaijan and four EU countries

A Memorandum of Understanding has just been signed in Sofia for the supply of additional gas to Europe from Azerbaijan through four EU countries. Signed by […]
19 April 2023

European airlines welcome Parliament’s inclusion of SAF allowances in Emissions Trading System

On Tuesday, 18 April, the European Parliament approved the deals reached with EU countries in late 2022 on several key pieces of legislation that are part […]
19 April 2023

Wind and solar energy accounted for 12% of global electricity in 2022

An era of fossil decline is about to begin, according to the Global Electricity Review 2023 published by Ember. 1. Expensive fossil fuels The rise in […]
19 April 2023

6,338 flights cancelled since mid-January due to French strikes

Since the beginning of the year, unions across France have been in an ongoing battle against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to increase the legal retirement age […]
18 April 2023

Europe’s horniest countries revealed

When going on a holiday abroad, we all have our priorities. Maybe you’re a culture fanatic who likes to visit at least three museums a day, […]
17 April 2023

Europeans will travel early this summer to avoid peak-season overcrowding

About 72% of Europeans intend to travel between April and September this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest research on ” Monitoring Sentiment […]