Peace at last

The Spanish invasion forces fled these watery Dutch lands almost 350 years ago, and oil tankers ply a coast once harried by the Spanish Armada. So the province of Zeeland thinks the time may now be right formally to make peace with Spain, AP reports from Middelburg.

Zeeland never signed the 1648 Peace of Munster that ended the Eighty Year's War against Spanish imperial rule, but the provincial commissioner will invite Spain's ambassador to the Netherlands to Middelburg to sign a symbolic declaration of goodwill, since the original treaty can no longer be altered.

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