83 kilometers distance Donostia from Pamplona by road and just 90 minutes have been separated the first opening speeches of the political course of the lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, who as is tradition has brought the first Government Council of the season to the Miramar Palace, and of President María Chivite. In both cases, they have shown their rejection of the so-called ‘ongi etorri’, the receiving of ETA express workers after serving sentences. Urkullu, in addition, has pointed to the responsibility of the nationalist left, which in the case the Basque Parliament exercises frontal opposition but is a budgetary ally in the provincial community.
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“The ‘ongi etorri’ should not be summoned and even less recorded and disseminated,” Urkullu has asserted about acts such as the one that occurred in Bilbao last week. The lehendakari understands that “attitudes that” the Basque Parliament has rejected “are” greening “,” reprehensible attitudes “. “And I ask EH Bildu to listen to the unanimous feeling of the victims and the majority of the society represented in the Basque Parliament,” added Urkullu, who in other passages of his appearance has also been critical of the coalition led by Arnaldo Otegi, For example, when mentioning sideways that there should be no voices that justify the incidents and violence in the bottles or even in relation to the price of electricity, since said without mentioning names that in Euskadi alternative possibilities of energy generation have been limited such as gas extraction or some renewable macro-projects.
For her part, the president of Navarra, María Chivite, has been in favor of the approval of a law in Congress that prohibits the reception of former terrorists. “Any act of exaltation of violence is for me rejectionable and it would be desirable if there were a law that would prohibit them as acts of citizen expression,” he said. Likewise, he wanted to express his “support” to the State Security Forces and the Provincial Police by condemning the celebration this past weekend of the ‘Ospa Eguna’ in Alsasua, an act in which a significant number of people demand each year the expulsion of all the police forces of the Navarrese locality, singularly of the Civil Guard. However, he has conceded that this act fell within the exercise of “freedom of expression and demonstration”, something that happens – in his opinion – as long as they do not involve violent episodes.