NEWS IN BRIEF. WalesCan.com aims at contributing to achieve a pro-independence majority by 2020
Sinn Féin has said that killers “would not be allowed to drag Northern Ireland back to the past”, while unionists urge for calm and continue working together with republicans · Gerry Adams, Peter Robinson and Gordon Brown have rejected violence in a joint press conference · Two British soldiers and an Irish police officer have been shot dead in the last three days.
NEWS IN BRIEF. Leaders decide to put off the property issue and start dealing with the EU relationship issue instead
DOSSIER. “It's not that Cornwall became part of England, it's just that the English forgot Cornwall was not part of their country”. This is how some Cornish illustrate the relations between such Atlantic stateless nation and neighbouring England. Cornwall, which celebrates Saint Piran as its national feast, is a Celtic nation that, unlike Scotland, Ireland and Wales, has not been able to turn its cultural and national specificity into an effective self-government system. But this could change soon, as more than half of the population demands an autonomous assembly along the lines of their Celtic neighbours.
It intends to present a popular legislative initiative to the Catalan Parliament to debate the issue · The platform was born to organize a pro-independence demonstration in Brussels next March 7 · Members of the European Parliament will meet a Catalan delegation made up of people from the civil society.
Banning of pro-independence parties has left void more than one hundred thousand votes and allows Spanish nationalist parties to form majority in the Basque Parliament for the first time · Ibarretxe’s party wins 8 seats more, while Socialists and Aralar gain 6 and 3 more · UPyD gets its first seat ever.
The Popular Party (PP), led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has won its 5th absolute majority since the end of Franco’s dictatorship · PSdeG and BNG have lost one seat each to PP’s profit, which has obtained 39 seats · One of the first measures announced by Feijóo is the derogation of a decree on the use of Galician language in education.