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3. Statement by the First Minister: Senedd at 25 ( 7 May 2024)

Vaughan Gething: ...'t surprise us, because, actually, other nations in the world, nation states, recognise the sharing of power on different levels. In some, there are national bodies that exercise that power—the Basque nation in Spain is different to other parts of Spain. But they recognise there are different responsibilities for different levels of Government. Whether it's Germany, the states in America...

5. Debate on the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee Report, 'International Relations: Annual Report 2022-23' (28 Feb 2024)

Dawn Bowden: ...several international partners this financial year, including a delegation from our priority regions at Wales Tech Week. And the delegations included representatives from Silesia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Flanders, Ontario, Baden-Württemberg and Quebec. And it has been committed to the committee that the Government will provide monthly respective reports on the international visits...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Co-operative Economy (30 Jan 2024)

Luke Fletcher: ...at the sizes of those co-operatives and looking at opportunities in other industries where we might be able to grow sizeable co-operatives in the same way in which they've done in Mondragón in the Basque Country. So, my question is: how will the Welsh Government not just look at increasing the numbers of co-operatives, but also look at scaling up the size of those co-operatives as well,...

5. Urgent Debate: Job losses at Tata Steel and the future of the steel industry in Wales (24 Jan 2024)

Luke Fletcher: ...Tower colliery in the 1950s, which, subsequently, in 1994, was bought out by the workers, the only deep mine to survive the wave of closures. And, if you want a steel-specific example, look at the Basque Country, where co-operative steel thrives and underpins a successful industry. For much of their history, communities like Port Talbot have had decisions made for them. As we move into the...

Scottish Parliament: Katharine Stewart-Murray ( 7 Dec 2023)

Richard Leonard: ...successful of all the propaganda books on the Spanish war.” She chaired the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief and it was in that role, helping to rescue 4,000 refugee children from the Basque Country, that the duchess made a real, practical, humanitarian difference. I agree with respected writers such as Daniel Gray in that, in truth, I do not think that the ennobled,...

Economic Growth (14 Nov 2023)

Alex Sobel: ...turn those swords into ploughshares. He also drew attention to the fact that the only settlement would be through negotiation, as we ourselves saw in Northern Ireland and as the Spanish saw in the Basque country. Although, as Matt Broughton said, now is a time of uncertainty, disharmony and fear, we need to look to the future and think about how we can recreate two states for two peoples....

9. Statement by the Minister for Economy: Tata Steel ( 7 Nov 2023)

Luke Fletcher: ...in place for workers to take over the management of operations, and thus maintain their presence in Wales. And this isn't, of course, theoretical thinking: it's exactly what's been done in the Basque Country. So, I would be interested in the Minister's thoughts on this beyond, and with respect, saying, 'We simply can't afford it', because if we don't take steps to safeguard the steel...

11. Short Debate: Navigating Wales's Brain Drain: Challenges and Solutions (27 Sep 2023)

Vaughan Gething: ...You've already talked about some of the leisure opportunities, but there's more to it than that as well. And, internationally, distinct areas within larger states, nations within nations, like the Basque Country, have made their difference a point of uniqueness that is really interesting to people and to companies and that's part of what they positively offer. And that is definitely what I...

3. Statement by the Minister for Economy: The Steel Industry (19 Sep 2023)

Luke Fletcher: ...the future of steel, has he given any thought to potentially earmarking steel for the largest co-operatisation project in Wales, or even indeed the UK? Proof of concept exists already in the Basque Country. It will safeguard the sector here in Wales, it will empower the workers within the sector, and it will keep any profits made here in our communities, for the benefit of our communities.

3. Statement by the First Minister: Raising Wales’s International Profile — An update on the Welsh Government’s international relations activity (13 Jun 2023)

Mark Drakeford: As far as CAF is concerned, I was very pleased, when I was in the Basque Country, to meet the head of CAF. They are very positive about the factory that they have established in Wales, with the quality of the workforce, the welcome they've had here, the support they've had from the Welsh Government. The 77 new trains that CAF are providing, trains made in Wales for use in Wales—that...

QNR: Questions to the First Minister ( 2 May 2023)

Huw Irranca-Davies: What lessons for the economy of Wales did the First Minister learn from his recent visit to the Basque Country?

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: Income tax devolution ( 8 Feb 2023)

Adam Price: ...anything else. So, let's look at that and let's look at the interrelationship with national insurance as well, as the Scottish Government are calling for.  Sioned Williams is right that, in the Basque Country, we see more devolution there of tax powers. In fact, even the provincial councils of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia arguably have more formal tax powers than we have here. So, certainly we're...

7. Statement by the Minister for Education and Welsh Language: Welsh in Education Planning (31 Jan 2023)

Heledd Fychan: ...to learn the language in every school in Wales. This is a significant change, and what I would like to ask, Minister, is: how is this principle supported by the WESPs? After all, evidence from the Basque Country shows that immersion, and receiving education through the medium of the Basque language, is undoubtedly the most effective way of ensuring that learners become confident Basque...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2023)

Lord Shipley: ...England will continue to be run out of Whitehall if the Bill is enacted in its current form. We need to provide proper empowerment to the geographical areas of England, following the example of the Basque country in Spain, where public and private sectors have worked in partnership with trade unions and the voluntary sector to drive prosperity in their region. It could be done in the UK as...

Ukraine (14 Nov 2022)

Liam Byrne: ...are we not proscribing the United party of Russia as a terrorist organisation? Are we seriously saying, here in this House, that that party is somehow better, cleaner than Hamas, Hezbollah or the Basque separatist organisation ETA? Those are all “political organisations”, be that with a capital “P” or a lower case “p”, and we proscribe them for the terrorist organisations that...

Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Jul 2022)

Baroness Wilcox of Newport: ...that I had the great pleasure of engaging in yesterday evening, back home in Newport—in Caerleon in fact. The organisation BCA’37, run entirely by volunteers, ensures that the history of the Basque child refugees who came to Britain in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War is recorded and preserved. Caerleon has strong links to the organisation, as 30 children were placed in Pendragon...

4. 90-second Statements (13 Jul 2022)

Jayne Bryant: Eighty-five years ago, following the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish civil war, 4,000 Basque children and accompanying adult staff were evacuated to Britain. It was a remarkable display of community grass-roots organisation. Over 200 children came to Wales, where homes known as 'colonies' were set up for refugees, one of which was in Cambria House in Caerleon, where 56 children arrived...

9. Welsh Conservatives Debate: 2023 Eurovision Song Contest (29 Jun 2022)

Andrew RT Davies: I’ve read on the order paper your amendment, but I don’t think, under the rules of the competition, we could enter it, just like the Basque Country couldn’t enter, and Spain is the representative of the Spanish entry to the competition. So, the rules do not permit that amendment to actually be enacted.

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders ( 8 Mar 2022)

Adam Price: First Minister, in May 1937 hundreds of Basque children fleeing fascism were welcomed in Wales as part of a concerted effort organised voluntarily—again, in the teeth of inaction from the British Government at the time. Is this something that we can seek to emulate now, not in the hundreds, but in the thousands? The UK Government talks about a humanitarian pathway involving sponsorship by...


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