On 1 March, the day after its 140th anniversary of the Economic Agreement, the Centre for Documentation on the Economic Agreement and the Basque provincial treasury departments, in cooperation with the Departments of Contemporary History and Public Law (Financial & Tax Law Area) of the University of the Basque Country, is to hold a seminar under the title “140 Years of the Economic Agreement and the Outlook for the Future“.
The opening address will be given by the Provincial Councillor for the Treasury in Bizkaia, José María Iruarrizaga, and by Joseba Agirreazkuenaga, holder of the Chair in Contemporary History and Director of the Centre.
The subsequent speakers will be Dr. Eduardo Alonso Olea, who will talk about the situation in 1878 after the end of the war, and the initial drawing up of the Economic Agreement, followed by former Chief Councillor of the Provincial Council of Araba/Álava Dr. Juan Mari Ollora, who will outline his experiences in negotiating for the recovery of the Economic Agreement in 1978.
After the break Dr. Mikel Erkoreka will talk about the dynamic nature of the Agreement and its continual adaptation, and the final presentation will be given by Dr. Iñaki Alonso Arce, who will discuss the challenges posed for the Economic Agreement in the framework of the European Union.
The event will end with a debate moderated by Dr. Susana Serrano Gazteluurrutia.