A number of Spain’s autonomous regions are striving for independence. Over the past decades, the central governments of the country, whether “right-wing” or “socialists”, conduct social, educational, and tax policies which do not meet the interests of the citizens of the autonomous regions. Rebeka Ubera, a member of the Basque Parliament, discussed this on November 4, in an interview with Rossa Primavera news agency during the “Left Alternatives for Europe” Sofia Club Open Meeting.
Touching upon the current political crisis in Spain, the Basque MP explained that regardless which government comes to power in Madrid – rightist or leftist, the same policy of repression and disrespect of human rights is conducted in relation to ordinary residents of autonomous communities. The number of issues, which each region can solve independently, is constantly reduced on the initiative of the central government.Basque Country MPs, who are advocating for independence, are also dissatisfied with Spain’s membership in NATO.
On November 5, the “Left Alternatives for Europe” Sofia Club Open Meeting took place in Moscow. The club was founded on the initiative of Tatjana Ždanoka and Giulietto Chiesa, European Parliament MPs; Sergey Kurginyan, the leader of the Essence of Time social movement; and Zakhari Zakhariev, the President of the Slavic Foundation. Representatives from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine came to Moscow to take part in the Open Meeting.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency