XABIER LAKARRA BEROITZ.
Our collaborator Xabier Lakarra raises here the issue of two opposing linguistic models, Estonia and Ireland, or as he puts it, a model (Estonia) and an anti-model (Ireland).
Estonia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. At that moment, a third of the population spoke Russian, with no command of Estonian. However, that did not stop the...
The Article written by Hasier Arraiz in BERRIA on July 20 has received many answers (Pako Sudupe, Xabier Muguruza….) and NAZIOGINTZA also wishes to give our opinion. Although in his article Arraiz mentions various ideas, we will focus on what he affirms regarding identity, although the use of the term “disloyal” does not seem appropriate to us either.
Author Pako Sudupe tackles a thorny, controversial topic in this article: immigration. As happened with Catalonia, The Basque Nation also received a massive wave of Spanish immigration during the 1960s, and in the last few years - again just like Catalonia - it is receiving a new immigration wave from outside Europe.
It is an undeniable fact that...
The author analyses the limited powers of the Basque Country Aggregate Community (Communauté d'agglomération du Pays Basque / Euskal Hirigune Elkargoa), the only political entity that covers the Basque territories under French administration (Iparralde), in the field of linguistic policy.
To begin with, Bidegain (the author) regrets that said Basque Country Aggregate Community places Basque and Gascon (Occitan...