The consultation in the municipality of Ahrntal will go on until November · Organisers aim at toping 50% of turnout and say ‘it marks the beginning of a long democratic battle’ · CIEMEN has sent an observer to inform on Catalonia’s popular referendums · Actions launched for Austrian-Italian dual citizenship
EA, Alternatiba and the Basque leftist pro-independence movement sign the agreement as a “political priority” and “unavoidable commitment” · The compromise includes the right to decide, exclusion of violence and the promotion of the Basque language · PNV says “any ideological option committed only to politics” should be allowed to run next elections · Madrid reminds that lists including members of the left pro-independence movement can be banned
An explosion is considered “one of the worst attacks in recent times” by Bastia’s public prosecutor · The Corsican pro-independence movement is believed to be behind 80 strikes carried out in 2010 · The movement boosts a campaign to thwart repressive policies against Corsican prisoners
Discontent among the Occitan movement caused by a court decision in Montpellier against Occitan place names on road signposts · Robert Hadjadj is the promoter of the withdrawal, a well-known unionist who started the crusade against Occitan a year ago · The road network regulation does not ban the double-language sign-writing
Independence came after the Dutch Antilles dissolved on October 10th · Prince William attended the ceremony of independence · "A new country provides more freedom, now we can all make decisions", said Curaçao’s primer minister Gerrit Schott · US tourism will remain the main source of income
NEWS IN BRIEF. A Breton-medium school is awarded with the silver medal as their secondary education students ranked 2 in all-France results.
ANALYSIS. Rhodri ap Dyfrig, researcher at the departament of Theater, Film and Television of the University of Aberystwyth (Wales), examines the strengths and weaknesses of the current media scene in the Welsh language in this article that jointly publish Nationalia and MónDivers. Ap Dyfrig confirms the need for an 'urgent attention' for media in this language so that Welsh can 'prosper as a relevant and vibrant language of media and communication'.