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Europe pays tribute to Bilbao

In spite of the level of its fellow candidates, the favourable predictions concerning Bilbao were borne out and it was proclaimed European City of the Year 2018 at the Urbanism Awards 2018 in London. Mayor Juan Mari Aburto was visibly emotional as he collected the award, which he dedicated to all the people of Bilbao: “just being here was an award in itself, and it was very exciting to have this chance to tell the Academy of Urbanism in London some stories about Bilbao”.



EAJ-PNV sends a delegation to Kurdistan to support the Kurdish people‘s right to decide their future by democratic means

Mikel Burzako, the head of the EBB‘s Department of Foreign Affairs, has travelled to the city of Erbil to attend the independence referendum



The Government of Angola blocks the presence of EAJ-PNV as an observer in its presidential elections

Administrative and bureaucratic obstacles placed by the Government of Angola have stopped the EAJ-PNV spokesperson in the Senate, Jokin Bildarratz, from attending the presidential elections, the most important ones in recent times, to be held tomorrow, 23 August, in his capacity as international observer in this African nation.

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In the presence of six prime ministers, Ortuzar calls for a "more social Europe” focused on the well-being of people

The chairman of the EAJ-PNV’s central committee (EBB) and deputy leader of the European Democratic Party spoke at the summit that the European liberals and democrats held at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.

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El Lehendakari Urkullu expone a Juncker la disposición de Euskadi a participar en la construcción de la Europa del futuro "de abajo a arriba"

El Lehendakari se reúne en Bruselas con el Presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean-Claude Juncker



Basques also have something to play in the French presidential elections on Sunday

Not only the Basques but all Europeans have something to play in the French elections this Sunday. Also in play is the type of leadership settling in Europe. And we hope that the leaders will be democratic, open and European persons. This is what Emmanuel Macron represents today against the populism and extremism of Marine Le Pen.



San Mamés stadium charms the world of rugby

Vincent Gaillard, head of the Rugby Champions Cup, says that the stadium, known as “the Cathedral”, is the main reason why Bilbao was chosen to host the 2018 finals.



The world’s 50 best restaurants of 2017, according to Restaurant

The list includes the Asador Etxebarri restaurant in Axpe (Bizkaia) in 6th place, the Mugaritz in Errenteria (Gipuzkoa) in 9th, Arzak in San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) in 30th and the Azurmendi in Larrabetzu (Bizkaia) in 38th.



Automotive industry expects good year & turns its gaze on South East Asia

Invoicing in this sector of Basque industry broke through the €16 billion barrier in 2016 and is expected to grow by at least 3.5% this year. In their efforts to diversify, firms are looking to Japan and ASEAN.



Basque Government opens office in London & meets with Minister for Trade & Investment Greg Hands

The office in London was opened in the presence of Basque Govt. Minster for Economic Development and Infrastructures Arantxa Tapia, Deputy Minister for Industry Javier Zarraonandia and SPRI General Manager Alex Arriola. They were accompanied by David Slater, Head of International Trade & Investment London & Partners, at whose offices the event took place, by Westminster MP Simon Blagden and by various heads of Basque firms doing business in the UK.

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Josu Erkoreka appeals to Basque government for “remembrance, condemnation, recognition and commitment” to historical memory on 80th anniversary of Gernika bombing raid

Basque Government Minister for Public Governance and Self-Government and Basque Govt. Spokesperson Josu Erkoreka, Minister for Culture and Language Policy Bingen Zubiria, Minister for Security Estefanía Beltrán de Heredia and GOGORA (Institute for Remembrance, Coexistence and Human Rights) Director Aintzane Ezenarro took part in events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the devastating bombing raid on Gernika.

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Basque Premier calls for “human right to peace” on the planting of an offshoot of the Tree of Gernika in Auschwitz

On the last day of his official trip to Auschwitz, Premier Urkullu took part in the planting of an offshoot of the Tree of Gernika in the park of the Zasole neighbourhood adjacent to the concentration camp. He stated that the planting of this tree symbolised a commitment to peaceful coexistence in the future. In a symbolic act, Mr. Urkullo called on the UN to recognise “peace as a human right”, in response to the voices of warmongers that are being heard on the international stage.

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