Spain & France warning

This item appears on page 22 of the August 2009 issue.

Spain and France have once again had warning from the Basque separatist group ETA of possible attacks on tourists and Britons seeking summer homes. ETA claims that outsiders are wiping out traditional culture and “colonizing” the Basque region.

For over a decade, ETA has issued warnings and carried out bombings at seaside towns and resorts, primarily in Spain. The recent threat includes the Basque country in southwestern France.