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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.

3 June 2022

The Transport Research Arena conference comes to Lisbon this year

The eyes of European transport and mobility will be set in Lisbon this fall. From the 14th to the 17th of November, the Transport Research Arena […]
3 June 2022

First biomass center opens in the Flemish province of Limburg

The first Biomass Square in Flanders was officially opened on May 31 at the Bionerga site in Houthalen-Helchteren in the Limburg province. 1. Biomass center in […]
3 June 2022

A4E calls for further adjustments amid EU Transport Ministers’ position on two Fit for 55 proposals

European Transport Ministers have agreed on two critical Fit for 55 legislative proposals which will shape the future decarbonisation of European aviation: The ReFuel EU Aviation […]
2 June 2022

Blue Origin ready to launch tourists to space on June 4 after technical delay

After a technical delay prevented the fifth human flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard, the mission is now set to launch tourists to space on Saturday, […]
2 June 2022

Sudden strike of baggage handlers at Brussels Airport causes delays

Travelers at Brussels Airport experienced severe delays on Thursday morning from 06:00 am after baggage handlers of Aviapartner started a spontaneous strike. At around 7:30 a.m., […]
2 June 2022

Why do airlines charge passengers for luggage?

There used to be a time when the price of a ticket included all on-board services: the choice of a seat, food and drinks, plus at […]
2 June 2022

Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines introduce carbon neutral flying options

Within their efforts to make flying more sustainable, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines now offer their customers the option to neutralize the carbon emissions of their […]
2 June 2022

Building a path to net-zero aviation

At pre-pandemic levels, aviation was responsible for 2-3% of overall global emissions. Forecasts from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2022 anticipate significant growth in […]
2 June 2022

How to make the Emission Trading Scheme a fair and fit-for-purpose instrument to all

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a series of legislative proposals setting out how it intends to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by […]
1 June 2022

This electric taxiing system could save airlines thousands of jet fuel gallons

On Tuesday May 24th, Green Taxi, Inc, (GTI) announced it has acquired an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) patent for its electric air taxi technology. The Dallas-based […]
1 June 2022

Italy lifts all Covid-19 related entry restrictions

As of today, Italy has joined the list of European countries lifting all Covid-19 related entry requirements. Tourists wating to visit Italy no longer need to […]
1 June 2022

This new airplane could slash aviation emissions

A new airplane design called ‘Flying V’ could significantly cut aviation emissions. Instead of one metal tube filled with passengers and cargo, the fuselage is flattened, […]
1 June 2022

You can now take a culinary cycling tour to discover Namur’s best food

Food and cycling. Two things we Belgians greatly appreciate yet seldom combine. We often tend to concentrate on one of two things. Either we put on […]
1 June 2022

Graduates from top universities in the world to receive UK work visas

In the latest expansion of its post-Brexit immigration system, which was designed to attract the “best and brightest” workers in the world, the UK promised to […]
31 May 2022

The worst airport in the world is in Portugal

A recent survey by German site AirHelp revealed that some airports in Portugal are not perceived favorably by air passengers. According to AirHelp, Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado […]
31 May 2022

Looking at carbon emissions beyond the silo

Too often the travel and tourism industry fails to look beyond the sector, beyond the silo, we all have a natural tendency to self-reference. There is […]
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