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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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

02/01/2017

EAJ-PNV sees it as being "unacceptable" to prosecute the Catalan referendum

Representatives of the Basque Nationalist Party and EHBildu joined gatherings organised by Gure Esku Dago in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria and Pamplona to express their support for the Catalan political officials who have been tried for the 9-N pro-independence reference. A thousand people supported the events held in the four capitals of the southern Basque Country to launch a united message. "The future of the people is decided at the ballot box and not in the courts," they proclaimed, on a day on which they reminded everyone that the former President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, and the ex-ministers Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau, are sitting in the dock only for having given a "channel to the democratic mandate" of the people of Catalonia.

NEWS

02/01/2017

Iparralde constitutes its first own institutional structure

The Mayor of Bayonne, Jean René Etchegaray, has been appointed the first President of the Municipal Community of Iparralde, the new institution of the northern Basque Country. Etchegaray, who has spent years calling for the creation of a Basque institution, got 73.4% of the votes. During the inauguration, the first President of the Community proposed by the French Government explained that Iparralde is entering a transition phase and that the work has only just begun.

Basque Country

01/30/2017

Urkullu attends the opening of a columbarium in Elgoibar to "honour the memory and dignify the example of those who gave their lives in defence of democracy and freedom"

The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, opened the Columbario de la Dignidad (Columbarium of Dignity) which houses the remains of 27 people. This space will serve to "keep and honour their memory and pay tribute to their example" said the Lehendakari, after explaining that many of them "gave their lives in defence of democracy and freedom". The Columbario de la Dignidad is located near the cemetery of Olaso in Elgoibar.

NEWS

01/29/2017

The Sabino Arana Foundation rewards the "symbolic universe" of Picasso‘s 'Guernica' so that "an atrocity of this sort is not repeated"

It is an image of horror and a symbol of peace and reminds us that "an atrocity of that level must never happen again, neither here or anywhere in the world."

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