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Prime minister and queen Beatrix at Bilderberg conference

Friday 01 June 2012

Queen Beatrix, prime minister Mark Rutte and D66 leader Alexander Pechtold are among the guests attending this year's Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, the US this weekend, the Volkskrant reports on Friday.

Bilderberg conferences are notorious for their supposedly secretive nature. While there are no votes and the atmosphere is informal, participants are not supposed to talk about discussions or other participants, the Volkskrant states.

The list of politicians, business leaders and other notables attending this year includes Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, Belgium's crown prince Philippe, Henry Kissinger and former chess champion Gary Kasparov, the paper says.


Marianne Thieme, leader of the pro-animal PvdD, has asked the prime minister to explain what he is doing at the conference.

Other MPs have posed similar questions. 'After all, the trip is paid for by the taxpayer,' Socialist MP Harry van Bommel told the paper.

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. Prince Bernhard was involved in setting up the meeting, which grew out of the concerns that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Here is one private conversation, 'guys! when do you think those dumb ass citizens will wake up to the fact that we have pulled of one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history, bailing out our friends the Banksters'........

By Highlander | 1 June 2012 4:03 PM

Hmmm Prince Bernard eh ? That certainly qualifies this group then...he was one perverse Capitalist...How is it that these aberrations of humanity have come to have such authority? Money.
if they had no money no one would care about them or who spawned them . As long as people have a price tag and can be bought, (which by the way was how the Dutch got rich and started the Stock Market in the first place.).. humanity is doomed to become infected by the virus of greed...what's your price?

By bl8ant | 1 June 2012 4:25 PM

In 2001, Denis Healey, a Bilderberg group founder and, for 30 years, a steering committee member, said: "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair.

Refer also:

By Fred | 1 June 2012 11:36 PM

Fine. Those "principled" Dutch like Rutte and Pechtold in conversation with mass murderer Kissinger. Bad enough. Worse yet, both will disqualify themselves from any government function. If they adhere to the demand of secrecy, their freedom of legislative operation shall be limited by the discussions' contents. Climate change? Disarmament? Who knows?

By Husserl | 4 June 2012 1:56 PM

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