News 22.9.2016 a les 11:30h

Bishop of Pàmias to ask forgiveness for Cathar Crusade

October 16 is set to become a historic day in Occitania as bishop of Pàmias Jean-Marc Eychenne is expected to ask forgiveness for the Cathar Crusade. An act of "repentance for the Albigensian Crusade, and more specifically for the Motntsegur killings," is scheduled for that day, according to France 3's Blòg Occitan post. Keep reading

El castell de Montsegur.
News 20.9.2016 a les 11:30h

Spanish conservatives seek renewed absolute majority in Galicia election, left camp to undergo major changes

Galicia is heading to polls on Sunday 25 to renew all 75 seats in Parliament, with two main questions still unclear. One, whether Spanish conservative PP will again earn an absolute majority. And two, whether newborn Galician party En Marea will overtake Spanish social democrat PSOE as Galicia's left-wing strongest party. Most (but not all) surveys predict both questions will get an affirmative answer, which may have consequences not only for Galicia, but also for the wider Spanish politics. Keep reading

Parlament de Galícia.
News 19.9.2016 a les 11:30h

Basque nationalists favourite to win election contested against backdrop of political changes

As it was the case in 2012, the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV, centre-right pro-sovereignty) is set to secure victory in the Basque Parliament election taking place on Sunday 25. Or at least this is what all opinion polls released last week are predicting. Surveys point to a PNV's slight upward trend if compared to results four years ago. But the Basque parliamentary chamber is likely to undergo a major change in membership as left-wing Podemos party is predicted to emerge as a major force. Keep reading

El Parlament Basc.
News 16.9.2016 a les 11:45h

Language policy in Abkhazia: promoting Abkhazian or forgetting Georgian?

ANALYSIS. By Sandra Veloy Mateu*. The academic year 2015-2016 was the first in which the Georgian language lost its place as a language of instruction in primary schools in the Georgian-speaking district of Gali, in Abkhazia, a republic that declared itself independent from Georgia and that has achieved limited international recognition. This situation has increased the tension in the (almost non-existent) relations between the Georgian government and Abkhazia. Keep reading

La frontera administrativa a Gali (esquerra); mingrelians travessant el riu Inguri (dreta).
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