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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.

25 January 2023

Moving to Germany could become easier under new visa scheme

Germany has announced the easing of the immigration processes, something that would facilitate the entry of non-European skilled individuals seeking to develop their professional careers. On […]
24 January 2023

France and Germany to offer 60,000 free train tickets to young people this summer

France and Germany will offer free train tickets for people under the age of 27 this summer, the two countries’ transport ministers, Clément Beaune and Volker […]
23 December 2022

How Christmas markets survived the centuries

Christmas just doesn’t seem right without going to the market, strolling along the handicraft stalls, having some mulled wine, admiring the decorations, trees and lights. Even […]
15 December 2022

EU approves €1.8bn to increase charging stations for EVs in Germany

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.8 billion German scheme to support the roll out of high power charging  stations for […]
9 December 2022

Climate activists glued themselves to airport runways at Munich and Berlin

On Thursday, 8 December, a few climate activists, form the environmental group Letze Generation (Last Generation), glued themselves to the runways at Berlin and Munich airports […]
28 November 2022

Germany’s citizenship rules could soon be relaxed, report says

Germany’s government has announced the intention to ease citizenship requirements. On Saturday November 26th, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany has long become “the country of […]
24 November 2022

Former Nazi airport turned into leisure hotspot in Berlin

Berlin’s Tempelhof airport has been closed since 2007, but the contrast between its tumultuous history and current use is like a metaphor for the entire city, […]
22 November 2022

Germany to introduce €200 culture pass for 18-year-olds

Next year, Germany will introduce a culture pass for people turning 18 to spend on cultural activities in their local communities. The Kulturpass will be like […]
18 November 2022

Did you know of the strangest aircraft ever conceived?

In Nazi Germany, many different designs of aircraft were developed for vertical takeoff. Perhaps the most unusual of these interceptors was the Focke-Wulf Triebflugel, which was […]
15 November 2022

France and Germany to launch discounted train ticket for young people in January 2023

Authorities in France and Germany are working on the implementation of a “Franco-German” train ticket for young people with the goal of promoting travel between the […]
8 November 2022

Redesigned Airbus A320 becomes hydrogen aviation research lab in Hamburg

A decommissioned Airbus A320 is being given a new life as Lufthansa Technik’s Hydrogen Aviation Lab, Hamburg’s new field laboratory for testing maintenance and ground processes […]
7 November 2022

Germany introduces €49 travel ticket and caps gas and electricity prices to help lower energy costs

On Wednesday November 2nd, Germany‘s federal government and the 16 states reached an agreement on a number of measures meant to ease the high energy costs […]
27 October 2022

Germany to legalize cannabis for recreational use

Germany’s coalition government laid down plans to legalize cannabis for recreational use.  1. Regulating cannabis Without giving out a clear timeline, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announced […]
25 October 2022

Salts could be the answer for large-scale storage of hydrogen in solids, new study shows

Researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Catalysis have developed a method for storing and releasing pure hydrogen with salts in the presence of amino acids. The […]
19 October 2022

Germany to introduce nationwide €49 monthly public transport pass

Germany wants to introduce a public transport pass with a cost of 49 euros a month if authorities can agree on how to fund it. Valid […]
5 October 2022

Eurowings pilots on strike tomorrow

Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), the union representing German commercial pilots, has announced that Eurowings pilots will be on strike tomorrow, 6 October. “Negotiations on collective wage agreement […]
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