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de Brún on ETA Declaration: imperative that the EU support peace in the Basque Country

10 January, 2011 - by Martina Anderson MEP, Westminster


Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has said that "it is imperative that the EU now act to support peace in the Basque Country".

Speaking following the ETA declaration of a permanent, general and verifiable cease-fire the MEP said:

"This declaration is a huge step forward. It is a very positive response to the requests that have been made by significant international figures such as Mary Robinson and Nelson Mandela.
 
"The Spanish and French governments should now grasp the opportunity offered by this declaration and end all repressive measures 
 
"It is imperative that the EU now act to support peace in the Basque Country as called for in the European Parliament resolution in October 2006."

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