Iceland recently discovered a bylaw that allowed Icelanders to kill anyone from the Basque country on sight, and have decided to overturn it. País Vasco is a region of Spain on the north coast. The law dates from 1615, when a Basque whaling ship foundered in the waters off Iceland and 32 Basque crew members struggled ashore. They set up camp on the beach in Hólmavik, and quickly got into a series of fights with Continue reading Iceland overturns laws allowing Basques to be killed on sight
Europe has finally decided that, yes, about 219 million euros of FEDER Eu funds granted to Andalucia between 1994 and 1997 seems to have gone missing. Andalucia was one of the largest benefectors of EU funds during this time, receiving about 3.3 billion which went towards roads, motorways, hospitals, schools, farms, etc, in an attempt to drag the place into the late 20th century. As you can imagine, with so much cash coming in, quite Continue reading No more EU cash for Andalucia, because they’ve been caught pinching it
The city of San Sebastian, under the nationalist Bildu mayor Juan Karlos Izagirre, has announced that it will refuse all license permits for bullfighting events in the city as from next year. The nationalist group Bildu has said, and Juan Karlos (note the K) agrees, that it is 100% anti-bullfighting and looks forwards to the day that it is finally dropped across Spain, and that next years “la Semana Grande” of San Sebastian will be, Continue reading San Sebastian refuses bullfighting from 2013
The País Vasco is the Basque Country, Spain’s answer to Northern Ireland. Rugged, beautiful, with a strange language unconnected to the main patois and a fierce independent spirit. It recently had an election, along with Galicia. If you want the breakdown on the seats won, click here. Basically, PNV (the main nationalist party that has controlled the regional parliment since democracy) got 30 seats. PSE-PSOE got 24. P.P. got 13. Aralar (another nationalist party) got Continue reading Is the PSOE about to snatch the post of Lehendakari from the nationalists?