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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.

27 December 2021

Air passengers more likely to get Covid-19, says IATA’s doctor

The risk of being infected on a flight with the Omicron variant is three times bigger than with Delta. This is the warning from the doctor […]
27 December 2021

Ryanair’s annual loss forecast grows amid Omicron fears and tighter travel restrictions

Ryanair has doubled its annual loss forecast due to the impact of the Covid-19 omicron variant. The appearance of the new variant has led to a […]
27 December 2021

Belgium confirms the shutdown of its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

On Thursday December 23rd, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the nuclear future of the country. The seven parties in the governing coalition in Brussels […]
23 December 2021

The Trans Bhutan Trail ready to welcome visitors after 60 years

The Trans Bhutan Trail has been restored and will be open to visitors in 2022. For hundreds of years, it was used by pilgrims, messengers, armies […]
23 December 2021

Several cities are canceling their NYE celebrations to stop the speed of contagion cases

The rapid advance of the omicron variant of Covid-19 has led governments of countless countries around the world to take strong measures in order to stop […]
23 December 2021

American passports are about to get more expensive

As of December 27th, the cost of applying for a US passport for the first time or renewing it will increase, according to the federal government. […]
23 December 2021

Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers during the Christmas holiday

Between Friday 24 December and Sunday 9 January, Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers at the airport. That is more than double the 215,000 passengers […]
22 December 2021

Large influx of U.S. travelers expected over the holiday season

More than 109 million Americans, an almost 34% increase from 2020, will travel 50 miles (80 km) or more as they hit the road, board airplanes […]
22 December 2021

China may not reopen its borders before 2023

China, which maintains a strict policy of zero Covid within its territory and keeps its borders almost completely closed, has recorded its first two cases of […]
22 December 2021

European Commission to accept EU vaccine certificates for 9 months

1. Extension of validity for vaccine certificates As of 1 February 2022, EU vaccine certificates intended for intra-EU travel will be valid during 9 months, the […]
21 December 2021

Europe’s high-speed rail network to get bigger, faster and cheaper

On Tuesday December 14th, the European Commission adopted four proposals that will modernize the EU’s transport system. This is meant to support the transition to cleaner, […]
21 December 2021

Thousands of passengers affected as Brussels Airlines’ employees go on strike

On Monday December 20th, Brussels Airlines cabin crew went on strike for 24 hours starting at 5 a.m. Their goal was to denounce excessive work pressure […]
21 December 2021

How to tackle plastics pollution in tourism

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed a further 21 signatories, taking the total number past 110. The new signatories have been announced alongside the launch […]
21 December 2021

Electric flying taxis are being tested for the Paris 2024 Olympics

France plans to deploy flying taxis at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, according to a report published in The Guardian. The first trials for […]
20 December 2021

Korean Air launches aircraft inspection technology using drones

Thanks to its extensive experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicle development, Korean Air has developed drone swamps that can inspect the aircraft. The Korean company […]
20 December 2021

Germany introduces new restrictions for UK travelers

Due to the increase in Omicron infections, Germany has classified the United Kingdom as an area of variant of concern, putting the UK into the highest […]
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