Bilbao (EFE).- The Minister of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government, Nerea Melgosa, has expressed her wish that the Law of Historical and Democratic Memory of the Basque Country arouses the “maximum consensus” among the political forces for its approval in the Basque Parliament.
Melgosa made these considerations during his attendance at the commemorative act of the 10th anniversary of the Berango Iron Belt Memorial Museum (Bizkaia).
This is the first public act that she has starred in since she took office on Tuesday, replacing the previous incumbent, Beatriz Artolazabal.
In her speech, the Minister referred to the Euskadi Historical and Democratic Memory Law, currently being processed in the Basque Parliament.
He has considered that it is “a unique opportunity to recognize the victims of the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, to value historical memory and elevate it to the rank of law.”
She has appealed to “take advantage of this opportunity” and to achieve “the maximum consensus” to approve it because “I am convinced that all Democrats share these principles and values,” she has argued.
Investment in Justice
Melgosa has defended that historical memory “is an investment in justice, in ethical and democratic values, in coexistence and future.”
The counselor has also remembered the women who suffered the war, the repression, and the consequences of the post-war period.
He has assessed that, on many occasions, in addition to suffering the death of family members, “they had to face a difficult situation, without resources, in charge of their children, and being victims of humiliation.”
The commemorative act consisted of the discovery of a sculpture by the director of the Museum, Aitor Miñambres.
Miñambres has also read the names of the people who died in Berango as a result of the bombing or on the war front.
Later, a floral offering was carried out in which the survivors of the bombing of Gernika participated.