After fifty years of violence, Basque separatist group ETA say they acknowledge the pain they've caused and recognise Spain's criminal justice system. It's a highly symbolic step for the group and could strengthen peace talks with Spain.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Paris, demanding reduced jail sentences for members of the Basque separatist group ETA. They say the government needs to make concessions if it's serious about a peace process.
More than 40,000 people have rallied in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao in anger at Spain's direct rule of Catalonia. The Basque Country region has its own separatist movement, which for decades turned bloody.
Catalonia's regional government plans to hold its independence referendum on Sunday. But separatist movements are not unique to Spain: Several other European regions have aspirations of becoming autonomous.
Carles Puigdemont has gone to Brussels to meet with lawyers, causing speculation that he will claim asylum there. Puigdemont and several allies have been charged with rebellion, facing prison sentences of up to 30 years.
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