The AP is reporting that the Spanish government has filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court to block a planned referendum in the Basque region. This, of course, comes with an interesting historical context as the referendum can be seen as a clear signal of Basque independence.
Spain claims that the move is unconstitutional because they are a central government. Granted historical region status by the government in 1978, the Basque region has a very unique culture (including original cuisine, language and customs).
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