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.
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Basque Provinces

or

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)
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Basque′ Prov′inces


n.pl.
a region in N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay.
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Nevertheless, for the medium term, and mainly due to the efficient tax management of the three Basque provinces and the good performance of the economy, we have made some changes in our base case scenario.
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 236,044.80 and lump sum of 25,817.40.
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. Most of the guerillas were motivated, he argues, not by love of the fatherland or the old regime, but by opportunism, the love of adventure, the prospect of plunder, and evasion of the draft.
(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.