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Bulgaria NGOs Demand Referendum on US Defense Shield

March 4, 2010

Bulgarian Non-Government Organizations have united in their demand to hold a referendum about adopting elements of the planned US missile defense shield in the country.

The National Movement “Russophiles”, the Forum “Bulgaria – Russia,” and the Slavic Union in Bulgaria are all against the US defense shield, and say the issue is of prime importance for the national security and needs to be subject to a wide public and institutional debate with clearly stated pros and cons and full transparency.

“Bulgaria must be a foreseeable partner of the EU and NATO, but also of all countries in Eastern Europe and the Middle East,” the declaration reads. …

Bulgaria’s Foreign and Defense Ministers further rejected reports that Bulgaria is holding official talks about adopting elements of the shield.