Basque Provinces


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Basque Provinces

an autonomous region of N Spain, comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya: inhabited mainly by Basques, who retained virtual autonomy from the 9th to the 19th century. Pop.: 1 840 700 (2003 est.). Area: about 7250 sq. km (2800 sq. miles)
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John Owen maintained that while there had been "problems" between Madrid and Catalonia and the Basque Provinces in the past, these have been resolved and if Scotland had the degree of autonomy granted to Catalonia and the Basque Provinces there would be no question of the Scots wanting independence.
The French police now co-operate closely with their Spanish counterparts in trying to catch the ETA militants who shelter in the French Basque provinces, but even when they didn't, nobody in Spain suggested invading France to stamp out the terrorist sanctuaries.
5) Later in July 2000 Juan Maria Jauregui, a Socialist and former governor of the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, who had returned to his home town from Chile for a holiday, was also shot dead for "strictly political" motives in Tolosa.
The situations are different from each other as well as from the different linguistic problems of Wales and the Basque provinces.
The terror group has waged a bloody campaign of bombings and shootings since 1968 in their attempt to win the independence of the Basque Provinces in northern Spain.
The region has a diversified economy, with a large concentration of light industries, and has not suffered the structural problems associated with the heavy industry sector that have affected the other Basque provinces.
Within large nations, power will decentralize, with such former nations as Scotland or the Basque provinces gaining at least as much power as U.
Near Guernica, a village of the Basque Provinces in Spain, there is a place known by the name of Amboto.
The hook seeks to analyse the economics of Mondragon--a system of worker-managed enterprises bound up in various co-operatives and located in Spain's Basque provinces.
In addition to Sao Paulo, participating locations include Stockholm, Rotterdam, Dublin, La Spezia (Italy), Madrid, the Basque provinces of Spain and Nanyang (China).
While there have been "problems" between Madrid and Catalonia and the Basque Provinces in the past, these have been resolved and if Scotland had the degree of autonomy granted to Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, there would be no question of the Scots wanting independence.
The Ulster case, like the Baader-Meinhof one, raises the possibility that Amnesty, for all its good work and even better intentions, has not quite resolved the problems posed, for example in the Basque provinces, where a powerful political impulse is channelled into murder and other forms of terrorism.