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Politics & People news & information for Guipúzcoa

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,...

Basque Country hosts international talks on ETA
Politics Mon, Oct 17, 2011

Basque Country hosts international talks on ETA

Former UN head Kofi Annan is among leading politicians attending talks in San Sebastián which could bring about the dissolution of ETA. The armed Basque separatist group has killed more than 800 people over four...

'Wall of Shame' dismantled
Politics Thu, Mar 12, 2009

'Wall of Shame' dismantled

Officers from the Basque police force, Ertzaintza, have today removed photographs from the railings outside a bank in Mondragón, Guipuzcoa, after receiving an order from the Public Prosecutor of the country's High...

D3M supporters take to the streets of San Sebastián
Politics Sun, Feb 8, 2009

D3M supporters take to the streets of San Sebastián

Between 200 and 300 people marched through the centre of San Sebastián yesterday to protest at the illegalisation of D3M. The D3M political platform was declared illegal this week along with Askatasuna for their...

Jailed Batasuna leader released
Politics Sat, Aug 30, 2008

Jailed Batasuna leader released

Former leader of the banned Batasuna party, Arnaldo Otegi, left Martutene jail in San Sebastián at 7.20am this morning having served a 15-month sentence for extolling terrorism in December 2003 at a tribute to the...

San Sebastián remembers released terrorist's victims
Politics Wed, Aug 6, 2008

San Sebastián remembers released terrorist's victims

Mayor Odón Elorza led a tribute in San Sebastián yesterday to the 25 victims of José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, who has gone into hiding following his release from jail last Saturday morning. Accompanied by...

Politics Tue, Feb 12, 2008

Bergara council fails to condemn ETA courthouse attack

The four parties represented on Bergara council failed to agree a statement about the bomb attack on the town's courthouse building carried out last Friday by ETA. The ANV/ Aralar coalition-ruled council voted on...

Basque separatist parties banned from 9th March election
Politics Fri, Feb 8, 2008

Basque separatist parties banned from 9th March election

High Court anti-terrorist judge Baltasar Garzón (archive photo) has suspended the activities of the Basque nationalist ANV and the Basque communist EHAK-PCTV parties for three years, which means that they will not be...

Cathedral lock-in protest for ETA convicts
Politics Sun, Dec 23, 2007

Cathedral lock-in protest for ETA convicts

Around 70 members of the Etxerat association which represents families of jailed ETA prisoners have started "an indefinite lock-in" at San Sebastian's Buen Pastor cathedral today to protest at the...

Politics Tue, Oct 2, 2007

Basque police arrest Batasuna pair

According to a state security force spokesman, National Police officers arrested Batasuna spokesman, Joseba Álvarez, earlier today in San Sebastián. During the operation, which remains open, said the same source,...

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