The waterfall of judicial decisions limiting the use of Basque in public administration and that have their highest expression in decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country created an alarming situation in the PNV, to the point that he appeared this Saturday at Sabin Etxea to read a declaration which qualifies these statements as a move against self-government and the parliamentary consensus that supports the Municipal Law, approved by the votes of jeltzales and EH Bildu. The Jeltzales call again to participate in demonstrations against these decisions, such as the one that will take place on November 4 in Bilbao organized by Contseilua, because the sentences have created a problem where there is no conflict since The deployment of this law in the city councils was peaceful and the hare did not sprout until Vox first and the PP in its wake put these rules in the pill.
PNV’s parliamentary spokesperson on Basque affairs, Irune Zuluaga, and the mayor of Derio and president of Eudel, Ester appeared to recall that the Municipal Law was approved by a “broad consensus” in Parliament, a law in which the Constitutional Court asked that public workers must admit ignorance of Basque to provide documentation in Spanish, and where The Basque court goes even further and goes into detail to ask if the documentation was originally written in the Basque language or if the administration communicated with the citizens for the first time in this language, even if they may later switch in Spanish if they don’t understand it. “The sending of this law does not cause any conflict with the city councils,” they assured because local entities respect the “linguistic rights of citizens in general.”.
They criticized that the sentences “questioned the normalization of the Basque” and “opposed” to prioritize the Basque with the premise that it harms the Spanish, an interpretation denied by the PNV with the argument that the city councils ensure the citizenship rights in general. They recalled that city councils have “total autonomy” in planning and this ruling goes against the capacity of both to use language that works like hiring processes. In addition, PNV promotes the destruction caused by these sentences in the municipalities where the Basque language is prevalent and now the consensus that allows rights to be protected has broken down.
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The normalization of Basque, in Solfa
The PNV warned that normalization is an obligation of the Basque institutions and that these judgments “call it normalization in question” and these decisions affect “citizens” and their rights. This decision is against the government’s own and raises the consensus, as they criticized it. Therefore, due to the judgments of the TC and the TSJPV, the PNV claims “The validity of the law and the development orders, fundamental for the Basque normalization process to develop in an orderly manner” so that this language is a “language of service and work”. This regulation provides planning direction according to the linguistic situation of each municipality, and the work of the municipalities is sufficient because it did not create any problems.
After criticizing the “judicialization of politics”, the PNV announced that it would “continue to protect the powers of local entities” and “continue the application of the law.” And remember that In recent months, multilingualism has also made its way to the State with the use of co-official languages (Basque, Catalan, and Galician) in the State Courts, and also requested to do the same in Europe. For this reason, the PNV warns that it cannot be quiet and silent and encourages participation in the mobilizations.