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ETA ceasefire cools concerns about terrorism

Published on April 28, 2006

28 April 2006

MADRID — Terrorism has fallen to third place among Spaniards’ list of concerns – trailing unemployment and immigration – following Basque terrorist group ETA’s announcement of a permanent ceasefire, a survey has found.

The poll, by Spain’s authoratative Centre for Sociological Research (CIS), said the Basque terrorist group’s first ever permanent ceasefire, announced last month, meant people’s concerns turned to other things.

In the survey, carried out on 24-31 March, just after ETA’s announcement, 55.6 percent of respondents said unemployment was among the country’s three biggest problems, followed by immigration (34.5 percent) and ETA terrorism (29.5 percent).

Among participants in an identical CIS poll in February, 52 percent said unemployment was among Spain’s three biggest problems, while 37.1 percent cited ETA terrorism and 28.3 percent immigration.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news