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How "sensitive" issue is the politics in Basque Country?

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Hi all,
I am going to travel to Basque country soon and I would love to meet some locals. I am interested in hearing about the whole issue about separatism from their point of view, but I don't know if it's actually polite to ask. Is it very sensitive issue in Basque Country? Do people openly talk about it or not at all?

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    I don't think you will have any problem if you ask politely about that issue. Some Basque people will be willing to speak about the political situation to a foreigner, but others are a little tired about explaining the situation , because it isn't something that can be explained in 5 min. And some of us, have contradictory feelings and ideas about it.
    But I think you shouldn't begin a conversation with this issue unless you know the people you are talking to, but once you have talk about another things you can try and see how they react.

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