Spain PM ready to open Eta talks (BBC, 6/30/06)
The Spanish prime minister has said his government will begin talks with the banned Basque separatist group Eta.
The statement in parliament by Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, a Socialist, was broadcast live on Spanish TV.
“The government is going to start negotiations with Eta,” he said. The group is demanding Basque independence.
Any people that considers itself a nation is one.