France Spain Batasuna

January 3, 2013 - 1:33 PM
Jean Claude Aguerre, right, and Maite Goyenetxe, French leaders of Batasuna, the outlawed Basque party in Spain, announce the dissolution of the party in France during a press conference in Bayonne, southwestern France, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The party continued to operate in France after being banned in Spain for alleged ties to armed separatist group ETA. The move comes after ETA in 2011 announced it had abandoned violence following a four-decade campaign for an independent homeland that claimed more than 800 lives. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)