A proposed resolution before the European Parliament calls for the declassification of UFO files in all 27 European Union member states.
Italian European Member of the Parliament Mario Borghezio sponsored the draft resolution that, if passed, would require EU governments to declassify their secret files on UFOs.
The declaration also calls for a research center to investigate alien life.
So far, 31 MEPs have come out in support of Borghezio’s initiative, submitted on June 14.
In the proposed resolution, Borghezio 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.”
He pointed out that the 33rd General Assembly of the United Nations had officially recognized the existence of UFOs in 1978.
Borghezio will need to secure over half of the 736 MEP votes for the declaration to become an official resolution.
This is not the first time the topic of UFOs has come up in the European Parliament.
After a great number of UFO observations were reported in Belgium in 1990, Belgian MEP Elio Di Rupo, suggested that the EU establish a European UFO Observation Center.
Italian MEP and physicist Tullio Regge, drafted a resolution in 1993, seeking to extend the French national space agency’s Rare Aerospace Phenomena Study Department (SERPA, now called GEIPAN) to the European level. France was then the only government body looking into UFOs.
Regge proposed investigations into various possible explanations for UFOs, including military secrets, foreign civilizations, and super technologies.
Last year, Great Britain partially opened its classified files, publishing 4,000 pages of 800 alleged encounters with extraterrestrials during the 1980s and 1990s.