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NEWS

05/01/2017

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.

NEWS

05/01/2017

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.

Basque Country

04/25/2017

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.

Basque Country

04/20/2017

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.

EBB

04/16/2017

Ortuzar: “We shall be advocating a new status in which Euskadi is recognised as a nation” and establishes “bilateral relations with the state”

“A free Euskadi. That is our goal and that is our path. We shall be advocating a new status in which Euskadi is recognised as a nation, as a political subject on equal terms with a bilateral relationship with the state. Let Basques be governed by Basque institutions. And let the Basques decide on their own future.” With this reflection, Andoni Ortuzar closed his speech at the Aberri Eguna celebrations held in the Plaza Nueva square in Bilbao, before around 4000 EAJ-PNV members and sympathisers. The celebrations lasted well into the evening at the city‘s El Arenal boulevard, with a sit-down meal and subsequent procession. Basque Premier Iñigo Urkullu spoke before Mr. Ortuzar and supported the “validity of the PNV model. We must remain consistent, because we are sure that we are going in the right direction and that one day we will reach our goal: we are a nation and we shall continue advancing with more democracy and plurality towards our recognition and our freedom”, said Mr. Urkullu.

EBB

04/08/2017

EAJ-PNV expresses satisfaction with implementation of an ETA disarmament which is “lawful, final and without giving anything in return”

The Governing council (EBB) of the EAJ-PNV expressed its satisfaction with the events of the day when ETA proceeded to disarm and effectively cease to be an armed organisation. The EBB praised the atmosphere of normality in which the events organised in Iparralde throughout the day took place, with no incidents being recorded. The central event in Bayonne was attended by Pako Arizmendi, Chair of the Ipar Buru Batzar. Arizmendi took to the stage in the Place St. André square with other political and social groups to symbolise the support of the EAJ-PNV for the work done by the “Peace Artisans”.

NEWS

04/02/2017

Tracks in Colombia

Understanding the armed conflict in Colombia with rigour and criterion is not a simple question. Fifty years of armed violence have passed with the result of 300,000 fatal victims and more than six million persons displaced by the pressure of criminal groups.

EBB

03/04/2017

EAJ-PNV (Basque National Party) pays tribute to the nationalist women, the "true conveyors of the militant ethos

The party paid tribute to over 500 women during a ceremony held at Sabin Etxea that combined emotion, music, humour and surprises; Itxaso Atutxa and Andoni Ortuzar spoke emotively about the feted women, in the presence of Lehendakari Urkullu, the Basque Premier.

NEWS

03/01/2017

A week in East Timor. Helping to improve democracy around the world

Izaskun Bilbao, the MEP, has been appointed by the External Service of the European Union to head the electoral observation mission that European diplomacy will send to East Timor during the presidential and parliamentary elections that will be held in March and June of this year, respectively.

NEWS

03/01/2017

Bizkaia to host the awards for the world's 50 best restaurants

The world's culinary scene will have its sights set on Bizkaia in spring 2018. The province will host the greatest gather of leading cooks and chefs worldwide in spring. The British Restaurant Magazine will publish its list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants at an event to be held in Bizkaia.

NEWS

03/01/2017

La Concha in San Sebastián, Europe's best beach

Europe's best beach is La Concha in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa). And San Sebastián's famous beach is also considered the sixth best beach in the world, according to the ranking of the TripAdvisor travel site, which has announced the winners of its 'Travellers choice' awards, which the users themselves vote for based on the quantity and quality of the comments over a 12-month period.

NEWS

03/01/2017

Company start-ups recovers in the Basque Country with the best February in 10 years

The company start-up rate sped up in the Basque Country last month with its best February in the last ten years. After the setbacks in December and January, the setting up of companies took off again in a period that is traditionally negative given the inertia that follows the Christmas holidays.

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