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A shift in the Basque Country despite Sortu’s prohibition

Political stalemate in Madrid is not helping the Basque Country move closer to peace. Photo: www_ukberri_net (flickr).

The Spanish High Court recently ruled that a new Basque nationalist party should not be allowed to run in upcoming elections due to its alleged links to ETA. However, while the tribal tone of politics in Madrid made that ruling inevitable, there are signs that there are many in the Basque region – and the judiciary itself – who disagree.

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

With Sortu banned, what now for radical Basque nationalists?

The Supreme Court’s decision to prevent the new nationalist party from running in elections follows an intense and not always helpful debate.

March 24th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

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