Basque Provinces


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Basque Provinces

A region comprising three provinces of northern Spain on the Bay of Biscay. It borders on France in the northeast along the western Pyrenees.

Basque Provinces

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Basque Country

n
(Placename) an autonomous region of N Spain, comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya: inhabited mainly by Basques, who retained virtual autonomy from the 9th to the 19th century. Pop: 1 840 700 (2003 est). Area: about 7250 sq km (2800 sq miles)

Basque′ Prov′inces


n.pl.
a region in N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay.
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On the basis of previous experience, this is likely to be especially true of Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, which are the wealthiest regions in Spain.
Three Basque provinces lie in France, while there's four in Spain, hence the old graffiti that states "4+3=1".
Hain's reasoning being that Spain, because of Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, would vote against any country that had seceded.
Three concern second referrals: two against Spain, on the one hand, for aid to Magefesa group (the Commission seeks a penalty payment of 131,136 and a lump sum of 14,343 per day from the date of the first ruling to the date of the second) and on the other, for aid to certain Basque provinces (penalty payment of 236,044.
6 October 2010 - Moody's put the Aaa ratings on Spain's Basque Country and the Basque provinces of Guipuzcoa and Biscay on downgrade review citing expectations for slow economic growth in the country over the medium term.
The terrorist struggle for Basque independence has so few supporters because the Basque provinces of Spain already have almost complete control over their own affairs.
aa Noting that Morocco's autonomy proposal "would provide effective self-determination for the Sahrawis, allowing for local decision-making and control over economic, social, linguistic and cultural issues, Veerland cited as examples several successful autonomy regions, including the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Italy, the autonomous region of Madeira in Portugal and the Catalonia and the Basque Provinces in Spain.
Esdaile reevaluates the role of the guerillas against a background of desperate poverty and undermines the idea of a popular crusade except, perhaps, in Navarre and the Basque provinces.
61) In a report entitled "Street Violence 1999" the Spanish Interior Ministry documented a total of 390 acts of "street violence" particularly in the Basque provinces of Vizcaya and Guipuzcoa during the ceasefire.
Owing to their special, local circumstances, the exceptions to these rather unheroic rules were the Basque provinces and Navarre.
Spain's Galacia, Valencia, Catalonia and Basque provinces also have forms of self-rule as do the Danish administrations of Greenland and Faroe Island.
This is a study of roughly 350 cases involving sexual misconduct from the province of Vizcaya, one of the Basque provinces of northern Spain.