Muslim party’s top leader says new split into four administrative units will respect "geographical and economic principles” · President of Bosnian Serbs assures Republic of Srpska will be maintained · Bosnia and Herzegovina sponsors a constitutional reform with an eye to the EU.
Before being brought out, the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has announced that D3M and Askatasuna lists of candidates will be contested · In the Popular Party’s (PP) view, it is “obvious” both political forces are “ETA’s political wing” · The Director of Public Prosecutions is trying to prevent pro-independence lists from running elections
Main pro-sovereignty party not to join a pro-independence list made up of four other political forces · The Sardinian Action Party will run elections forming coalition with Italian centre-right parties · A new autonomist party joins centre-left list
The upper house approves a fiscal reform which has now to be discussed in the Chamber of Deputies · Berlusconi says Italy is heading towards a system similar to that of Germany or Belgium
The Imazighen celebrate their New Year, Yennayer · For the last years members of the Northern Africa people have called the date to be declared official bank holiday or World Heritage Day · MAK party demonstrates calling for self-government in Kabylie.
DOSSIER. Sardinia is a crossroads in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the European islands with the highest degree of linguistic and cultural diversity. Even though Italy has entered into the island with the force only a State can have, Sardinians have gained for themselves the legal status of People instead of that of Region, and enjoy a significant degree of self-government which provides for some protection of their languages (particularly Sardinian) and singularities.
The offensive by the Israeli army is already claiming more than 600 dead Palestinians, most of them civilians · United Nations and US government to back Egypt’s initiative · Tel Aviv to stop air strikes three hours a day to allow the passage of humanitarian aid through corridor.