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03/01/2017

The Basque Country exceeds the EU average in terms of competitiveness

Madrid and the Basque Country are the only two autonomous communities of the Spanish State over the European average in the Regional Competitiveness Index of the European Union, according to the data published by the European Commission this Monday.

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03/01/2017

The German city of Dresden agrees to dedicate a city to the victims of the bombing of Gernika

Spokespersons of the Greens argued for the proposal as part of the gathering and uniting forces and approaches to support peace within the common European framework, as their spokesperson, Christiane Filius-Jehne, explained. It seems that the initiative will prosper this time, even though it lacks unanimity, as last week's vote was supported by the Left, the Greens and the SPD (the municipal majority supporting the Mayor) and opposed by the CDU, FDP-Free Citizens and AFD.

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03/01/2017

Basque Economic Agreement Community

The Basque Economic Agreement is a key self-government tool, part of our sovereignty that had the status of "international treaty" in its passing through the Parliament of the Kingdom of Spain. It is, in short, something, a part, of what the Basque are legally entitled.

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03/01/2017

Uxue Barkos: "Navarra should never have left the Euroregion, there is a clear political responsibility"

The leader of the Basque Government, Uxue Barkos, has highlighted the "opportunities" offered by the Autonomous Community joining the Euroregion with Aquitaine and the Basque Country, an entity which, in her opinion, Navarra "should never have left".

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03/01/2017

Laurak-Bat 140 years

Founded on 13 March 1877, the oldest functioning Basque Centre of the Diaspora is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2017. On its way to marking a century and half of existence, the traditional euskal etxea porteña has been home and venue to countless Basque activities and event and everything points to it continuing to be so, as the current committee, chaired by Arantxa Anitua, the first woman president of the Laurak, is highly committed to the present and future of the institution.

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03/01/2017

Society, satisfied with the Basque Government after its first 100 days

Basque society is satisfied with the Basque Government's work in its first 100 days, according to the latest EiTB Focus, the Euskal Irrati Telebista survey on the current political and social climate. The study, conducted by Gizaker, indicates that 71.3% of the population endorses the management of the autonomous government.

Europako Legebiltzarra

02/14/2017

EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Timor-Leste

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and vice-President of the European commission, Federica Mogherini, has today appointed Izaskun Bilbao Barandica as Head of the European Union Electoral Observation Mission for the Parliamentary and presidential elections in East Timor. The elections will be held on 20 March and 8 July. The European Member of Parliament jeltzale will thus be responsible for coordinating the work and officially communicating the results of the observation process, focusing on support for a transparent and credible process in the country.

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02/01/2017

Bilbao commemorates the 80th anniversary of "Eguna", the first newspaper published entirely in Basque

Bilbao commemorated the 80th anniversary of 'Eguna', the first newspaper published entirely in Basque, with a day at Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language), in which the past, present and future challenges of journalism and Basque were analysed.

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02/01/2017

Alavés earns glory

Alavés 1- Celta 0. A goal by Edgar in the 82nd minute brought glory to Alavés, who will play their first Cup final on May 27.

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02/01/2017

Jon Rahm breaks records on the PGA Tour

The golfer from Barrika earned a place in the Masters by winning in San Diego, after only seven months as a professional.

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02/01/2017

Agreement on TAV access (high-speed train) in the Basque capitals

In Bilbao, there will be complete tunnelling; in San Sebastian, an intermodal station will be built; and in Vitoria, the high speed train will be concealed in the central urban section.

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02/01/2017

GDP growth in 2016 slightly exceeded forecasts by the Department of Finance and the Economy of the Basque Government

The gross domestic product (GDP) generated by the Basque economy in the fourth quarter of 2016 grew 0.6% compared to that generated in the third quarter of the year, matching the pace of the previous period. This sustained quarterly growth also points to significant progress in the GDP in the coming quarters.

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