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Legal & Finance news & information for Vizcaya

Homeowners refunded 12,000 euros lost through mortgage 'minimum interest clause'
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 25, 2013

Homeowners refunded 12,000 euros lost through mortgage...

A COUPLE whose mortgage contract contained the now-illegal 'minimum interest clause' have won their court battle to get their money back. Magistrates in Bilbao ordered Novagalicia Bank to pay them 12,000 euros,...

Valencian architect donates damages to charity
Legal & Finance Tue, Oct 13, 2009

Valencian architect donates damages to charity

Valencian architect, Santiago Calatrava, has donated the 30,000 euros damages he was awarded by the courts for having another architect's work added to his Zubi-Zuri bridge to a charity in Bilbao. La Casa de...

Basque peace talks trial kicks off in Bilbao
Legal & Finance Thu, Jan 8, 2009

Basque peace talks trial kicks off in Bilbao

The trial of the president of the Basque Country, two socialist leaders and five representatives of the banned Batasuna party starts today at the regional Supreme Tribunal in Bilbao, just over seven weeks before the...

Legal & Finance Mon, May 5, 2008

High Court judge orders search of ANV branch office

Anti-terror judge Baltasar Garzón has ordered police to search the offices of the ANV party in Portugalete (Vizcaya) just five days after the arrest and incarceration of ANV mayoress for Mondragón, Inocencia...

Legal & Finance Mon, Dec 24, 2007

Police arrest five convicted ETA collaborators

Five people sentenced to serve between two to five years in jail for collaborating with the ETA Basque terror group were arrested last Saturday night following a demonstration outside PNV headquarters in Bilbao....

Legal & Finance Fri, Aug 10, 2007

High Court bans homage to deceased ETA terrorist

High Court judge Juan del Olmo has instructed the regional Basque police (La Ertzaintza) to prevent the celebration of a tribute to ETA terrorist, Sabin Euba 'Pelopintxo', who died of cancer last Sunday. Judge...

Terror victims leader assaulted outside Basque court
Legal & Finance Tue, Mar 27, 2007

Terror victims leader assaulted outside Basque court

Foro de Ermua leader, Antonio Aguirre, was kicked in the groin yesterday (photo) as he was making his way through crowds of supporters loyal to regional president, Juan José Ibarretxe, who was appearing for the second...

NGO boss jailed in embezzlement probe
Legal & Finance Mon, Mar 12, 2007

NGO boss jailed in embezzlement probe

The president of the Anesvad Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), José Luis Gamarra (archive photo), who was arrested last Thursday, has been jailed on a charge of alleged misappropriation of funds based on a complaint...

ETA activist extradited for trial
Legal & Finance Tue, Mar 6, 2007

ETA activist extradited for trial

Nerea Garaizar arrived back in Spain yesterday to face trial at the High Court following her extradition by French authorities. She was arrested in December 2001 in Auch, a town located around 80km to the west of...

Mass arrests as young Basque activists hand themselves in
Legal & Finance Mon, Feb 5, 2007

Mass arrests as young Basque activists hand themselves in

Regional Basque police (La Ertzaintza) have arrested eighteen of the nineteen members of the Segi-Jarrai-Haika youth movements on the run since last month when the Supreme Tribunal ruled that the three groups were...

Legal & Finance Mon, Dec 4, 2006

20 years for ETA assassination pair

The two men convicted of the attempted murder of the former leader of the Basque socialist youth movement, Eduardo Madina, have each been sentenced to 20 years each today in the High Court. Asier Arzallus and Iker...

Ex-Batasuna leader on trial for alleged terrorist threats
Legal & Finance Thu, May 6, 2004

Ex-Batasuna leader on trial for alleged terrorist threats

The spokesman for illegalised separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, faced a court case this morning for alleged illegal nationalistic campaigning during the run up to the local elections in Gernika and threats...

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