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“Basque society is shaking the weights off its wings as it seeks the freedom to fly toward what it aspires to be”

On behalf of the Basque National Party’s delegation, Andoni Ortuzar, the chairman of EAJ-PNV’s central committee, has officially acknowledged ETA’s unilateral, effective and definitive dissolution, as ratified at the international event held in Kanbo



Lejarraga and Gago are crowned in Europe

Five minutes. That’s all Kerman Lejarraga needed to be crowned welterweight champion of Europe. As his gestures showed while he was being paraded around on his fans’ shoulders as the new number 1 in Europe, his revolver spat fire and downed Bradley Skeete, who even before the end of the second round had fallen to his knees three times and had to leave Bilbao with a damaged right cheek, aching ribs and a dent to his pride.



The UN recognises the Valle Salado as a World Agricultural Heritage Site

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has designated the Agricultural System of Valle Salado de Añana a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in Europe.



The Basque Government sponsors a university chair in Quebec with the Lehendakari Agirre Center

The Basque Minister for Culture, Bingen Zupiria, and the former Lehendakari Juan José Ibarretxe, as director of the Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC) for Social and Political Sciences, have subscribed an agreement with McGill University of Montreal in Quebec to create a chair in Basque Studies. The agreement has been reached during a trip to Canada by the Basque Government‘s Minister for Culture, the former Basque First Minister, and the director of the Etxepare Institute, Ana Larraza.



More than 100 airlines gather in Bilbao to decide upon their future European routes

The foremost companies in the European aviation industry have gathered in Bilbao for their Routes Europe 2018 summit on route development for planning and negotiating new air services in the region. The event has been attended by 1,200 delegates that have held 4,800 meetings, with a wide range of representatives from over 100 flagship, regional and low-cost airlines from all corners of the world, together with managers from 300 airports and 50 tourist authorities from the cities where they are headquartered.

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The Lehendakari has taken part in the planting of a sapling of the "Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhead) tree, bearer of hope"

The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has taken part in the planting of a sapling of the "Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhead) tree, bearer of hope" in Gernika, in a ceremony designed to convey "a strong statement against war and in favour of world peace". The event has been attended by, among other personalities, the Mayor of Gernika, José María Gorroño, and the Mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui.



Dialogue for Catalonia and a general increase in pensions, the keys to EAJ-PNV’s support for the State Budgets in 2018

The Basque National Party will not support the amendments to the whole and will gain a month’s respite for the normalisation of the political situation in Catalonia after the Spanish government agreed to a substantial increase in pensions

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Euskadi-The Basque Country introduces itself in the United Kingdom as the setting for intensive industry and innovative technology

Euskadi provides know-how and value added in the energy sector on the trade mission’s first day in London



Ortuzar at the Aberri Eguna: “Our challenge today is to protect the Basque Country‘s autonomy from potential threats in order to build on what we have already achieved”

The chairman of EAJ-PNV‘s central committee, the Euzkadi Buru Batzar (EBB), has acknowledged the country‘s favourable progress at an event held in Bilbao‘s Plaza Nueva to celebrate the Aberri Eguna [Basque National Day], but has warned against the emergence of “outdated Spanish nationalism”



Ortuzar sums up positively his trip to Mexico: “Political and economic relations are guaranteed for the future”

A meeting with Mexican alderdikides ends the visit to the country by the Chair of Euzkadi Buru Batzar and the Vice-chair of the PDE



University students from Tokyo visit Sabin Etxea to get to know the innovation policies of EAJ-PNV

A group of 14 university students from Tokyo, studying in the ambit of innovation, visited the Bilbao headquarters of EAJ-PNV, Sabin Etxea, this week to learn about the history and policies of this party in innovation. The students, who met with Mikel Burzako, burukide of Euzkadi Buru Batzar and responsible for the Exterior Action Area, were able to know at first hand this century-old party‘s democratic functioning and firm commitment to innovation.

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All parties in the Basque Parliament encourage citizens to sign an initiative for minority languages in Europe

Groups with parliamentary representation in the parliamentary chamber in Vitoria-Gasteiz approved an institutional declaration supporting the “Minority SafePack” European initiative in favour of the security of national minorities and a number of regulatory developments in the European Union that enable the promotion of minority rights, language rights and the protection of their cultures

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