So far, Borghezio’s official request has received 17 signatures.
These June 14 declaration, the Italian leader said:
"Many members of the scientific community have been looking into the issue of UFOs and have denounced the systematic covering-up of information on the subject. ... A study of the material collected by the governments of all the member states would have major scientific and technological spinoffs."
It is Borghezio’s hope that, with the support of all their member nations, the European Union will establish a European UFO commission, intended to study UFO sighting and divine the source and intention of the visitors.
In his proposal, Borghezio states,” … [It is] essential to set up a scientific center for the analysis and dissemination of the scientific data gathered to date by various European bodies and governments."
Borghezio also calls "… for public archives on UFOs to be opened up and for records to be declassified by the member states, thus providing the public and the mass media with access to the full range of documentation on the subject."
It is of interest to point out that among Borghezio’s reasons for European nations to investigate UFO phenomena was a controversial 1978 United Nations decree stating that UFOs and their sightings were a “valid issue”.
While news of such a pronouncement makes my heart skip a beat with anticipation of becoming full disclosure of any and all secret government files on UFOs, it saddens me to know that the efforts of Mario Borghezio will go unfulfilled. Nations have too many other important things to worry about-like terrorism, the ever weakening global economy, and our rapidly changing (and deteriorating) environment-to devote any time, let alone money, to figuring out whether or not UFOs are real.