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Politics & People news & information for Basque Country

'Majority' of Basque residents not interested in independence, says survey
Politics Sat, Mar 12, 2016

'Majority' of Basque residents not interested in...

FOR THE first time the region's history, only a tiny minority of Basque Country residents would be in favour of becoming an independent nation. A recent social attitudes survey found 38% of the region's...

Rajoy attends gay colleague's wedding
Politics Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Rajoy attends gay colleague's wedding

SPAIN'S right-wing president Mariano Rajoy will go to area deputy Javier Maroto's wedding today – to his boyfriend. Despite having been dead against legalising same-sex marriage when his socialist predecessor...

King Juan Carlos faces protests for attending bull-fight
Politics Fri, Aug 14, 2015

King Juan Carlos faces protests for attending bull-fight

FORMER monarch Juan Carlos I was faced with protesters waving Republican flags when he attended a bull-fight in San Sebastián. The King, who abdicated a year ago in favour of his son, the current reigning Felipe VI,...

Princess Letizia helps single mother facing eviction
Politics Sat, Feb 23, 2013

Princess Letizia helps single mother facing eviction

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who was about to lose her home could have been saved at the eleventh hour by Princess Letizia, wife of heir to the throne Prince Felipe. Nieves, from Bilbao, left her violent husband, but does not...

ETA says "disarmament is on the agenda"
Politics Thu, Nov 10, 2011

ETA says "disarmament is on the agenda"

The Basque terrorist organisation ETA has confirmed in an interview granted to the newspaper that "disarmament is on the agenda and that ETA is prepared to make compromises". The newspaper, which has close links...

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