NEWS IN BRIEF. The Forum of National Debate celebrates Aberri Eguna (Basque National Day) with the traditional march from Hendaye to Irun.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Democratic Union of Hungarians from Romania (UDMR) and the National Council of Hungarians from Romania (NCHR) will be led by Laszlo Tokes.
The European party, made up of more than 30 pro-independence and autonomist parties, has held the fifth assembly in Barcelona · EFA President Nelly Maes, has announced integration of Frisian, South-Tyrolean and Roma parties.
Democratic Society Party (DTP), the main pro-Kurdish party in Turkey, has gained the largest share of vote in Kurdistan, but has failed to see the number of mayors doubled · Diyarbakir, Van, Hakkari and Batman are among the cities controlled by DTP · Several delegations of international observers have denounced irregularities.
The chamber has endorsed a report in favour of multilingualism, which replaces a resolution proposed by the European Popular Party attacking the language immersion system in territories with more than one official language · The text has been promoted by Catalan and Basque MEP’s.
Worst tension since 2005 peace agreement has mounted in Aceh between pro-independence supporters and Indonesian army · On the opposite end of the country, in West Papua, thousands of people have demonstrated in favour of a referendum for self-determination, and a pro-independence leader gets back from exile to hold peace talks with the Government · The country is holding parliamentary elections next April 9.
Mauricio Funes, candidate for former guerilla group Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, has beaten the conservative party, which had been in power for the last 20 years · Although being a small minority within the country, indigenous communities are present in the election manifesto of the winner party, which intends to confer UN declaration on indigenous peoples status of law.
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.