In a statement released to the media on Thursday, the Basque separatist group Euskadi ta Askatausna (ETA, Basque Fatherland and Freedom) announced a "definitive cessation of its armed activity." ETA has announced a number of ceasefires throughout its 50-year campaign of violent activity. The current cessation of violence began in September, 2010. In this background report, START reviews the history of ETA's activity with respect to ceasefire announcements over the years.
Miller, Erin, and Kathleen Smarick. 2011. "ETA Ceasefires by the Numbers." College Park, MD: START (October).