vitoria - Basque Country is behind Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. The plans of the Spanish government 'are extreme and disproportionate, they blow up the bridges,' said Basque leader Iñigo Urkullu. Urkullu also said that Catalan drivers can count on Basque support.
Urkullu leads the ruling Basque Nationalist Party. It wants more powers for Basque Country, which, like Catalonia, is autonomous. Basque Country was plagued for years by terrorist attacks by the ETA, who violently sought independence. The party of Urkullu has always condemned those attacks.