Basque Country – police operation against the Herrira movement
On September 30th, the Civil Guard conducted a police operation against the popular movement that works for human rights of prisoners, Herrira, arresting 18 of... Read More
The Basque Country – patience and determination
Driving a peace process forward requires staying patient and determined. What has been achieved seemed unthinkable a few years ago, so it is now also... Read More
Catalonia – divisive policies that merge identities
Catalonia is undergoing profound changes – particularly with respect to its class boundaries and defining elements of identity – which are prompting the development of... Read More
The Basque Country – a window of opportunities
Following successful elections in the Basque Country at the end of October – the first to take place without violence by ETA – the time has... Read More
Basque conflict – consensus on an agenda of disarmament, dismantling and reinsertion
The problem the Basque peace process faces is that the Spanish government will not change its strategy until ETA declares its dissolution, whilst ETA is not... Read More
Building an inclusive peace process in the Basque Country
It is time for the local, regional and state-wide political leadership to recognise the maturity of local civil society and afford it a lead-role in the resolution of the Basque conflict and all aspects that surround it - such as the issue of prisoners, the victims of terrorism, political legitimacy and even the right to repentance.
Resolving the Basque conflict
The Spanish government should immediately establish contacts with ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna); not because it owes ETA anything, but because Basque society wants the irreversibility of the end of violence to be guaranteed through the disarmament and dismantling of ETA’s structures.
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