With the declaration of a permanent ceasefire by "Basque Homeland and Freedom" (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, ETA) on the 22nd of March to begin on the 24th of March of this year, a new dawn breaks in Basque history and Basque politics. There may be those who doubt this peace but I remain hopeful that the Basques will be able to reconcile their internal differences and begin this journey anew. The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has agreed to begin talks on the Basque ceasefire beginning this summer 2006 and many in the Basque region are expectant of the promise of change after forty years of conflict. To date, progress on the peace talks has been slow without any discernable results and with many expressed frustrations of waiting Basques for the peace process to begin in earnest.
Basque, peacebuilding, reflection
Linstroth, J. P.
"Commentary: Basque Avenues toward Peace: Building the New Road to a New Dawn, a New Beginning,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 13:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol13/iss2/4