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DARK OMENS FOR THE GALICIAN LANGUAGE: SOCIOLINGUISTIC SURVEY OF 2019

It was an open secret that the social use of the Galician language has dropped significantly in the last 30 years. The associations in favor of the language warned that…

DIONISIO AMUNDARAIN, A COLOSSUS OF BASQUE ACTIVISM: “MUNILLA’S DESIGNATION [AS A BISHOP] WAS A MOVE UNDERTAKEN BY ROUCO VARELA TO GIVE BASQUE CHURCH A SPANISH CHARACTER”

Mr. Dionisio Amundarain’s life (Itsasondo, 1930) revolves around two axes, Basque activism and Christian faith, engaging in prolific and substantial work, often combining both, for example as the team director…

FAROE ISLANDS: THE NEW CONSTITUTION IS DELAYED

Recently elections have been held in the Faroe Islands, and the balance between unionists and independentists has been maintained. The independence party FOLKÁ FLOKKURIN was the victor (8 seats in…

THE IKASTOLAS SHAKE THE JACOBIN FRENCH EDUCATION SYSTEM

NOTE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL READERS: The Northern Basque Country (Labourd, Lower Navarre and Soule) is the part of the Basque Country under French domination; It represents 15% of the surface…

SCOTLAND, WAITING FOR A SECOND CHANCE

ROBIN McALPINE Director of “COMMON WEAL” Five years have gone since the self-determination referendum of Scotland, lost by pro-independence advocates only by a narrow margin. However, Brexit has offered a…

FLEMISH INDEPENDENTISM RISES

The elections to the Flanders Parliament were held on May 26th, together with the elections to the EU. The results showed an increase for the Flemish independence parties: for the…

ANNA ARQUÉ, THE POWER OF CATALONIA’S RESILIENCE: “THE GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA MISMANAGED THE VICTORY OF 1st OCTOBER 2017”

It is not an easy task to make a brief introduction of Anna Arqué (Lleida, 1972). Graduate in Business and Marketing Sciences, vice rector of the Summer University of Catalonia,…

EUSKARALDIA: LIVING IN BASQUE FOR 11 DAYS

We have bore witness to a new initiative called Euskaraldia in favour of Basque language held in late 2018 throughout all the Basque Country. All Basque speakers have been invited…

WHAT IS AND WHAT DOES THE COUNCIL FOR THE CATALAN REPUBLIC DO? TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Vilaweb website, 2018-12-09. The political situation in Catalonia is red-hot. The President of the Catalan Government, the Generalitat, and some of its ministers are in exile, other are detained, with…

PRESENT-DAY SITUATION OF WELSH

COLIN NOSWORTHY and MAIA JONES “CYMDEITHAS YR IAITH GYMRAEG”. Within Europe, Welsh is the language that most closely resembles Basque in its sociolinguistic situation. At least that has been the…