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1 A Proposal to Bring an End to the Basque Conflict... Juan José Ibarretxe markuartu Lehendakari of the Basque Country

2 A thousand-year-old people at the forefront of europe

3 “This extraordinary people have preserved their ancient language, genius, laws, government and manners, longer than any other nation of Europe ” John Adams 1786 President of the United States of America

4 At the heart of Europe...

5 People who love their self-government

6 Human development index Iceland Norway Basque Country Australia Canada Ireland Sweden Switzerland Japan Netherlands France Finland USA Spain Denmark0.949 Sources: UNDP. Human Development Report Eustat: Basque Statistics Institute

7 1.Resolution of political conflict not to be confused with violence of ETA. 2.Violence of ETA must cease immediately. 3.Defense of all human rights for everyone, without exception. 4.Right to decide key to the solution of the Basque political conflict. Preliminary considerations to the road map…

8 2 ROAD MAP TO BRING AN END TO THE BASQUE CONFLICT STEPS DATES 1 OFFER OF A POLITICAL AGREEMENT To the President of the Spanish Government BASQUE PARLIAMENT PLENARY SESSION If there is political agreement, ratify agreement and authorise popular consultation If there is no political agreement, authorise a non binding consultation POPULAR CONSULTATION Binding, ratify agreement and start solution process Non binding, unlock and start solution process NEGOTIATION PROCESSES Dialogued end to violence REFERENDUM Ratify political negotiation process result Inclusive political negotiation between Basque parties September 2007 June 2008 June October / nd semester If consultation authorisation is rejected, elections will be called. Whatever the result, elections will be called.

9 “The wind of freedom blows” Standford’s motto


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