Basque govít: Kosovo example to follow

SAN SEBASTIAN -- The Basque regional authorities in northern Spain were quick to react to the latest news from Kosovo.

As the ethnic Albanians in the province unilaterally declared independence, which Serbia considers illegal, and Spain says will refuse to recognize, the separatist Basque region officials say itís a "lesson to be learned from."

"It's a lesson to be followed when it comes to peaceful and democratic solutions of the identity and allegiance problems", a regional government spokeswoman told reporters in San Sebastian.

"It shows that respect of the citizens' will is the key to solving difficult political problems," she added.