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Politics & People news & information for Vizcaya

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...

Politics Mon, Dec 22, 2008

Cries of 'long live ETA' heard at assassin tribute

Carlos Urquijo from the Partido Popular has made an official complaint against the Basque regional government, claiming it did nothing to prevent the town of Arrigorriaga in Vizcaya province from staging a commemoration...

Politics Wed, Apr 23, 2008

Felipe praises Basque achievements in local tongue

At a tribute to local business tycoon and Spain's first US ambassador, Diego María Gardoqui, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao earlier today, Prince Felipe gave part of his speech in Basque. "Personalities...

Fresh Batasuna arrests amid violent street protests
Politics Mon, Feb 11, 2008

Fresh Batasuna arrests amid violent street protests

Fourteen suspected members of the new ruling council of the banned Batasuna party were arrested overnight across the Basque country. A number of properties were raided during the operation, which started shortly after...

Ermua divided ten years after Blanco murder
Politics Wed, Jul 11, 2007

Ermua divided ten years after Blanco murder

Around 3,000 people took part in a march organised by the Foro de Ermua terror victims association, including leading figures from the Partido Popular, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, Eduardo Zaplana, and Ángel Acebes (main...

Ibarretxe apologises to ETA victims
Politics Mon, Apr 23, 2007

Ibarretxe apologises to ETA victims

Basque regional president, Juan José Ibarretxe, admitted during yesterday's 'Institutional Declaration in recognition of victims of terrorism' in Bilbao that the gesture had arrived "late." The...

'Batasuna's main problem is ETA'
Politics Sat, Apr 7, 2007

'Batasuna's main problem is ETA'

Speaking to journalists yesterday after a Good Friday parade in Balmaseda, regional Basque president (el lehendakari), Juan José Ibarretxe, identified "the presence of ETA" as the main obstacle preventing the...

Separatists sidestep rally ban
Politics Sat, Mar 31, 2007

Separatists sidestep rally ban

Batasuna spokesman, Pernando Barrena (main photo), announced yesterday that the 'izquierda abertzale' movement accepts the condition imposed by High Court judge, Baltasar Garzón (second photo), which means that...

Batasuna leader released after Bilbao riot arrest
Politics Sun, Feb 25, 2007

Batasuna leader released after Bilbao riot arrest

Joseba Permach (photo), who was arrested yesterday evening in Bilbao during a violent confrontation with Basque regional police (La Ertxaintxa) officers dressed in riot gear, was released from custody last night after...

Warm applause as 'lehendakari' arrives for court hearing
Politics Wed, Jan 31, 2007

Warm applause as 'lehendakari' arrives for court...

Hundreds braved the cold, wet conditions this morning to express their support for regional president, Juan José Ibarretxe (photo, centre), as he arrived at Bilbao court, where he is being tried today on a charge of...

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