Spain Ready To Deal With Basques
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MADRID, Spain – Spain’s socialist prime minister will announce proposals for talks with the Basque separatist group ETA within days, reports said yesterday.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who has been buoyed by overwhelming backing in a referendum on greater autonomy in another major region, Catalonia, is expected to go before parliament to outline his plans for negotiations.
The peace talks are the next step in a process that began when ETA, which is listed as a terrorist group by America and the European Union, declared a permanent cease-fire in March.