INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Basque Country (Spain)
Compiled by Tineke Vaes (December 2002)
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The Basque Homeland
This map is taken from the personal homepage of Ion Inaki.
Map of Spain
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin provides a useful map of Spain
News Sources - Email Lists
This online edition of the Spanish newspaper ABC offers up to date information on the Basque Country.
This online edition of El Correo provides an excellent source of updated information on the Basque Country.
The online edition of the Spanish newspaper El Pais offers regularly updated information on the Basque Country.
In Spanish, this is the online version of the newspaper El Mundo
The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country
The Basque government offers online access to the official bulletin of the Basque Country. This service is regularly updated and also offers access to an archive of the bulletin. It is, however only available in Basque and Spanish. The site also contains Euskal Etxeak, a quarterly magazine that reviews the activities of Basques around the world.
This is a news service provided for the Basque diaspora from Euskal Irrati Telebista.
El Diario de Navarra
In Spanish, this is the online edition of the newspaper El Diario de Navarra.
In Spanish and Basque, this is the online version of the Basque nationalist newspaper Gara
National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies
The Basque Country
This link to the Basque Country is provided by the Basque government. The site offers general information on education, employment, the economy, industry, culture and tourism in the Basque Country.
The Basque parliament
This site provides information on the organisation and activites of the Basque parliament. The site is available in Basque and Spanish.
The Basque government
This site provides information on the organisation and activities of the Basque government. The site is available in Basque and Spanish.
Diputacion Foral de Bizkaya
This site offers information on the province of Bizkaya, including the official bulletin of the province.
This is the website of the Basque Statistical Office. It is available in English, Spanish and Basque.
Informative and Social Relations Office
In English, Spanish and French, this is a website of the Informative and Social Relations Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The website offers a good overview of the past and recent violence committed by the E.T.A.
External Governmental Institutions and Agencies
US Department of State 'Background Notes'
The US State Department report from August 2000 provides background information on Spain. The page contains sections on history, government, economy and foreign relations. Included in this is information on the Basque Country.
CIA World Factbook
The Factbook offers information on the political situation in Spain.
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
UK-FCO Spain webpage. Contains basic overview of politics, society and economy, as well as links to websites for relevant cultural, trade and diplomatic exchanges.
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International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The UNHCR provides regular reports and maps on the position of refugees in Spain.
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
The Center for Basque Studies
The Center is at the University of Nevada, Reno, is primarily a research institute. The center offers a minor in Basque studies and a tutorial Ph.D. The website hosts a wide range of information on, among other things, art and culture, publications and a number of useful databases.
Basque Country: Separatism, Nationalism, Unity and Terrorism
In English, this is a database of sites related to the Basque conflict.
Amnesty International's website offers a country library which contains up to date reports on human rights violations in Spain.
Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Euskal Herria Journal
This is an online edition of the Basque Euskal Herria Journal, which offers news, articles and interviews relating to the Basque Country.
The social movement for dialogue and agreement, Elkarri, was born on 20th December 1992. Elkarri's aim ever since has been working to transform the conflict and violence in the Basque Country towards agreement through dialogue.
This is a Peace Research and Conflict Transformation Center founded in 1987. The aim of the center is to support reconciliation processes through education and training in conflict transformation with a special responsibility to the Basque Conflict. The site contains a documentation center library. This library contains newspaper archives, document archives, periodicals, and a video library as well as a list of publications, most of which are in Spanish.
Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (E.T.A)
This site provides information on E.T.A. The authors of the site are unsympathetic towards E.T.A. and therefore provide a critical analysis of the organisation.
The Forum for Basque Critical Studies (FBCS)
FBCS provides electronic distribution of (un)published working papers, articles, essays and pre-printed books in order to promote the study of Basque culture, identity and politics.
Association for Peace in the Basque Country
This is a civil, pacifist, plural movement, that is independent from any political party and institution.
Manos Blances, or 'white hands', is a movement that protests against the violence of ETA.
Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements
'New paradigms for new times: peace process and conflict resolution in the Basque Country'
The Forum for Basque Critical Studies offers online access to a selection of articles on the Basque Country. Some of the more interesting articles include,
The Centre for Basque Documentation, IRARGI, is a website on Basque Archives and Documentation. The service operates in Spanish, Basque, French and English.
CNN Special Report
CNN offers a special report on the Basque conflict and violence in Spain
ETA Communique Announcing Truce
The communique is available on the website of Euskal Herria with a translation into English.
History of Basque Nationalism: Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
The Basque Journal, Euskal Herria Journal, provides information including documents, interviews and historical analysis of the role of E.T.A.
Basque People's History
History of the Basque people, from the early origins to Franco's dictatorship. The page is also available in French.
Carta Enviada por E.T.A. al P.N.V. en Septiembre de 1998
In Spanish, this is a manifesto written by the E.T.A. in September 1998.
Declaracion de Tregua
In Spanish, this is the declaration of undefined-lasting truce issued by the E.T.A. in September 1998
Texto Integro del Comunicado de E.T.A.
In Spanish, this is the declaration of break of truce by the E.T.A. in December 1998.