Our decalogue

  • Basque language is the pillar of our national identity. Basque confers a name and personality to the Basque Country.
  • No group encourages or fosters nowadays our distinct national features, i.e. our language, culture and identity, as well as our national awareness, from a pro-independence point of view, and in Basque. We intend to bridge that gap.
  • We do not aspire to a state without a Nation, or a Nation without a state. Nation and State are in our view mutually interlocked; they stand for the two sides of the same coin.
  • Bolstering of Nation building paves the grounds for state building.
  • NAZIOGINTZA is independent from any political parties, and shall not engage in left/right related disputes. Nation building and state building remain our only concerns.
  • National awareness is an element subject to be encouraged in the path towards sovereignty and independence.
  • Our goal is the full sovereignty of the Basque Country, not only its political sovereignty, but also its linguistic, cultural and identity sovereignty. We are not minimally interested in the Irish model.
  • We do not aspire to no matter what state, but to a state sticking to the linguistic label Basque. The attribution ‘Basque’ (euskal) is supported on the traits that make up our language and our national personality. Therefore, those are the elements requiring elaboration.
  • We intend to get in contact with European nations experiencing our same situation, such as Catalonia, Flanders, Scotland, Wales, Corsica, South Tirol, North of Ireland, etc. Those constitute our natural allies, and not Third World countries lying far away from us both geographically and sociologically.
  • We reject claims by pro-state advocates asserting that achieving independence marks the end of the road, since freedom for the Basque Country is not a goal in itself, but a means. A state only provides a device ensuring survival for a nation; not only are we pro-independence, but we are nationalists.