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Gilen Mejuto 2020-04-10, ZUZEU. Abstract: The original Language of the Basque Country, Euskera, is currently in a minority situation due to the genocide to which France and Spain have subjected the Basque People for centuries, according to the author of this article. The systematic application of the linguistic genocide begins in the 18th century, after the French Revolution. Since then, France and Spain,...
Jose Mari Pastor 2020-03-21, BERRIA. Abstract: The Coronavirus health crisis has reinforced the border that divides the Basques, the border that Spain and France have imposed on us, says the author of the article. The Spanish and French authorities have decided to close the borders, thus accentuating the division between the Basques of the North and those of the South. At the...
Karmelo Landa 2019-12-08, ARGIA. Abstract: Spain is a state that has never understood nor will understand the Basques and the Catalans. Whether with a government of the left or right, the Spanish State is a permanent denial of the nations conquered by it. Seeking independence for Euskal Herria or Catalunya is not a whim. It is a necessity to continue existing as nations....
Jon Urruxulegi 2019-12-05, BERRIA. Abstract: The author Jon Urruxulegi highlights in this article the violence Spain has always enforced on the Basques: Spain, or Castile during the period, suppressed our original national state in the 16th century. It destroyed our chartered regime in 1839, imposing for the first time the Spanish constitution in the peninsular Basque Country. It destroyed by force our...
Edurne Alegria Aierdi ERABILI.COM Abstract: In this article the author clarifies that there are no bilingual societies, only bilingual individuals. Balanced bilingualism, if it exists, is always transitory, since one language always imposes itself on the other. The usual are diglossic situations. Currently Basque is a language of choice in the Basque Country. In no corner of our country is its use mandatory....
Pako Sudupe 2019-11-02, ZUZEU. Abstract: The author Pako Sudupe addresses a tricky and controversial issue in this article, namely, immigration. Thousands of people are flowing into the Basque Country during the last years, as data clearly reveal. For example, in the west of the Basque Country, or Basque Autonomous Community, 28% of the offspring are born to foreign parents. The mass influx...
Pako Sudupe 2019-08-09, ZUZEU. Abstract: 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...
Eneko Bidegain 2019-08-06, ARGIA. Abstract: 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...
Iñaki Murua 2019-06-30, ARGIA. Abstract: In the Basque-speaking region of Goierri (Gipuzkoa), some businesses and companies are following the latest fashion: to have their labels in English. The author of the article argues that this may make sense in large companies with international clientele, but not in other cases. Many problems result from following that absurd fashion, says Iñaki Murua: relegating our...
Pako Sudupe 2019-05-14, ZUZEU. Abstract: In Donostia, the Basque capital city with the highest number of Basque-speakers, Spanish symbology is the rule in a lot of areas. The author of this article mentions this one example: the Don Quixote and Sancho Panza momument located on a very touristic spot of the city (Alderdi Eder). That monument, which was erected during Franco's era...