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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

12 April 2022

EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines

Twenty-one airlines certified in Russia have been included on the EU Air Safety List — the EU’s list of airlines that are subject to an operating […]
11 April 2022

DHL plane breaks into pieces in Costa Rica

A DHL cargo plane broke a few meters after landing on 7 April in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Boeing 757-27 was operating the flight between […]
11 April 2022

TUI Group to hire over 1,500 staff members across Europe

TUI Group is taking the next step out of the pandemic. The company is looking for more than 1,500 new employees in the next few months. […]
11 April 2022

How to make Sustainable Products the norm within the EU?

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission released a document on how to make sustainable products the norm, which falls within the wider initiative aimed at […]
11 April 2022

Airbus supplied 3 times more aircraft than Boeing during the pandemic

The airline industry, like the rest of the world, was faced with an unprecedented challenge when the Covid-19 pandemic started. With the health crisis slowly appearing […]
8 April 2022

EUROCONTROL predicts 84% recovery of pre-pandemic traffic level in 2022

The latest EUROCONTROL Traffic Scenarios for the period April – December 2022 predict steady growth between April and peak-summer, reaching 89% of 2019 traffic by August, […]
8 April 2022

Brussels airports fined €300k over Covid-19 temperature checks

Belgium’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined Belgium’s airports over the processing of passengers’ health data from Covid-19 temperature checks. However, the airports can still appeal the […]
7 April 2022

Next generation airport scanners allow travellers to leave laptops and liquids inside carry-on bags

The world of airport security is about to be revolutionised. A few people may remember a time when security checks were not that strict and one […]
7 April 2022

Passenger recovery accelerates in February, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that air travel posted a strong rebound in February 2022 compared to January 2022, as Omicron-related impacts moderated outside […]
7 April 2022

Lufthansa expresses concern about Europe’s climate plan and taxes

The EU’s “Fit for 55” climate plan, which includes additional taxes on intra-European flights, could pose a threat to the competitiveness and employment of the European […]
7 April 2022

Russia resumes flights with 52 “friendly” countries

As of 9 April, Russia is restoring flight connections with 52 “friendly” countries which have not participated in sanctions. 1. Russian resumes flight operations As part […]
7 April 2022

EU roaming fees extended until 2032

It’s official — travellers across the European Union won’t pay roaming fees for another 10 years. 1. Extending roaming After the current roaming regulation expires, on […]
6 April 2022

A sunken medieval English town is about to be uncovered

Mankind’s history is full of mystery. It could be the beginning of a poorly-draft rime, yet it’s just the truth. Throughout the years, many events have […]
6 April 2022

Cathay Pacific to schedule longest flight ever to avoid Russian airspace

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to reroute its service between New York and Hong Kong to avoid Russian airspace, in what would be the world’s longest commercial […]
6 April 2022

Sweden lifts all travel restrictions linked to Covid-19

The ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA has ceased to apply as of April 1st, 2022. This also means that the requirement […]
6 April 2022

Will your city be the capital of smart tourism in 2023?

Cities across Europe are competing for recognition for their outstanding achievements as tourism destinations.  1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission’s initiative dubbed European […]
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