News 8.6.2023 a les 10:45h

Erdoğan’s victory opens wounds, cracks in Kurdish left

The presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey came at a time of great pressure on the Kurdish left: with the party’s leadership in prison for seven years, local councils under government intervention, a court case open to close down the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and reduced freedoms to protest in the streets or to publish in the Kurdish language. During the election campaign, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blamed his main challenger in the polls, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, of PKK links, and accused him of enjoying “terrorist support.” That climate is compounded by internal political differences within the HDP itself, which have become evident after the elections, and could call into question alliances between some leaders and the party’s board. Keep reading

Celebració del Primer de Maig per l'HDP amb la nova marca de l'YSP, a Esmirna.
News 19.5.2023 a les 09:45h

Brittany, Alsace explore ways that could bring them closer to autonomy

The fact that the resumption of talks between the French state and Corsican institutions has opened up prospects for the adoption of a new statute for Corsica in 2024 has not gone unnoticed in other stateless nations of the Hexagon. In Brittany, autonomists have launched a campaign to ensure that a devolution proposal approved last year by the Regional Council is not shelved. Meanwhile, Alsace has launched a public consultation to define what model of decentralisation citizens want if Alsace regains its own regional government. Keep reading

Enganxada de cartells a favor de l'autonomia d'Alsàcia.
News 12.5.2023 a les 08:00h

Second pro-independence president elected in Polynesia

The Polynesian Assembly has elected Moetai Brotherson as the new head of government of this autonomous territory of the French Republic on May 12, after his party, the Tavini Huira’atira, won an absolute majority in the chamber on 30 April. He thus becomes the second pro-independence president in Polynesian history. The party believes it is necessary to use this mandate to redress the socio-economic situation, before considering an independence referendum in 10 to 15 years’ time. Keep reading

Primera sessió de l'Assemblea de la Polinèsia de la legislatura 2023-2028.
News 4.5.2023 a les 17:30h

Wales looks forward to more autonomy, Sunak says now not the time

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ruled out the transfer of new powers to Wales and Scotland parliaments, contradicting the preferences expressed in both autonomous territories of the United Kingdom. Sunak believes that priority should be given to the fight against the high cost of living, economic growth, job creation, and the crisis in the health system. In Wales, however, an independent commission states that governance will not be sustainable without more autonomy. Keep reading

Rishi Sunak.
News 21.4.2023 a les 11:30h

Karabakh Armenians: from building their own state to being threatened in their very existence

Nagorno-Karabakh’s situation is probably the most serious since the Soviet Union ended. Encapsulated in a space of 3,000 square kilometres and blockaded for four months by Azerbaijan, the Armenians of the territory are caught between the Armenian government's increasingly clear decision to renounce it and the increasingly clear threats coming from Baku. Most recently, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh will either have to accept Azerbaijani citizenship or “look for another place to live” in an interview on state television. Keep reading

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