Dove-shaped balloons being released in Bilbao earlier this month at the end of the final meeting of  Basque peace association Gesto por la Paz after 28 years of existence, following Eta’s permanent ceasefire and cessation of armed activity in 2011. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

It is now more than 18 months since terrorist group Eta announced the “definitive end” of its armed campaign for an independent Basque state, in what (...)