So this is pretty interesting… Who knew this was going on? Probably quite a few people but I didn’t.. Wild.. I thought a big meeting where all the “power people” got together and discussed top secret plans for world dominance was the stuff of Marvel… On top of it all, the guest list seems rather boring… typical for these types of things.. there were a few interesting entries though; the Director of Institute for Infection Biology, Lindsay Graham, An Astronaut (yes… just one), Deutsche Bank, Multiple Ministers of Defense & Finance and the majority rules… Representatives and CEO’s from about 30 or more major corporations.. go figure.
Why are journalists being rounded up by police outside top secret Bilderberg gathering of world’s elite? Officers regularly forcing news teams to hand over paperwork despite acting legally
- About 130 guests from 20 countries will attend event in Dresden, Germany
- Secretive meeting brings together tycoons, politicians, royalty and bankers
- Guests include ex-CIA chief David Petraeus and ex-MI6 boss John Sawers
- Amid tight security at the even there are reports of journalists having paperwork checked
Pictures have emerged of journalists apparently being forced to hand over paperwork by police outside the top secret Bilderberg gathering of the world’s elite.
Guests at the conference, this year in Dresden, Germany, include ex-CIA and MI6 chiefs, royalty, top bankers and influential politicians.
But talks at the event are famously shrouded in mystery because no record is kept of who politicians meet or what is discussed sparking various internet conspiracy theories.
Now it has emerged that some reporters, despite acting legally, are attracting significant police attention amid tight security as they attempt to cover the conference.
Pictures have emerged of journalists including Lauren Southern (pictured) apparently being forced to hand over paperwork by police outside the top secret Bilderberg gathering of the world’s elite
Canadian journalist Lauren Southern of The Rebel Media revealed on Twitter how she and her crew had been ‘surrounded’ by German officers (left). They also accused police of ‘spying’ on them (right)
Southern pictured herself with police in the background and revealed that she had received a ‘warning’ from officers
Canadian journalist Lauren Southern of The Rebel Media revealed on Twitter how she and her crew had been ‘surrounded’ by German officers near the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Grand Hotel where the conference is happening.
According to Breitbart, police took her passport before escorting each member of her crew behind a police vehicle where their mobile phones, laptops and camera equipment were inspected.
They were reportedly ‘released’ by officers after 40 minutes with Ms Southern telling her Twitter followers she had been given a ‘warning’.
At one point, she tweeted: ‘Taking us aside individually to search us and our stuff.’ She also wrote how she was ‘surrounded by police’.
She also retweeted Luke Rudkowski who wrote: ‘We are literally being spied on and followed by police everywhere we go here.’
About 130 guests, including ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, the Dutch king and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, have been invited to the event.
Southern said her team was reportedly ‘released’ by officers after 40 minutes with Ms Southern telling her Twitter followers she had been given a ‘warning’
Some reporters, despite acting legally, are attracting significant police attention amid tight security as they attempt to cover the conference
Since its inception in 1954, Bilderberg has held annual gatherings of 120-150 invited political leaders and business experts.
This year, guests from the UK include former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers, now chairman of Macro Advisory Partners, and Robert Dudley, the group chief executive of BP.
Other Britons on the guest list include TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding, Marcus Agius, the chairman of PA Consulting Group, Labour’s MP for Bishop Auckland, Helen Goodman and Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-Chief at The Economist.
Computer game designer Demis Hassabis, HSBC Holdings group chairman, Douglas Flint, Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power, John Kerr, University of London research professor, Guy Standing and Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times are also invited.
Guests at the secretive Bilderberg conference will include ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, the Dutch king, bankers, politicians – and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary (pictured)
Guests from include the ex-CIA boss David Petraeus (left) and former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers (right)
Notable guests also include José Mauel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, the former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
Conspiracy theorists believe the meeting is where leaders plot world domination. Officially, it is claimed it is designed to ‘foster dialogue between Europe and North America’.
The group describes the conference as ‘a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world’ and states that the private nature of the meeting allows participants to ‘listen, reflect and gather insights’ without being bound by the conventions of office or by pre-agreed public positions.
There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.
However, its website reveals topics due for discussion this year include ‘Europe’, with subtopics listed as ‘migration, growth, reform, vision, unity’.
The event has often included royalty on the guestlist and this year, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) has been invited
Notable guests invited to the event in Germany include the former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger (pictured)
José Mauel Barroso (pictured), former President of the European Commission is also on the list of invites
A placard against the Bilderberg Group meeting is held in front of a anti-riot van on June 3, 2010 in Sitges, near Barcelona
Russia, the Middle East, the US political landscape, cyber security and technological innovation will also be up for discussion.
Last year, George Osborne, his former Labour rival Ed Balls and BBC Trust chairman Rona Cameron attended the event.
The controversial group met in Watford in 2013, when there were protests outside and a heavy police presence.
Tory MP Ken Clarke, then a Cabinet minister, defended his decision to attend the four-day conference.
He was called to give an emergency statement to the Commons, but dismissed conspiracy theories about the secretive conference as ‘total, utter nonsense’ and questioned why sensible MPs would be ‘taken in by this sort of rubbish’.
|The final guest list|
|Castries, Henri de||Chairman and CEO, AXA Group||FRA|
|Aboutaleb, Ahmed||Mayor, City of Rotterdam||NLD|
|Achleitner, Paul M.||Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG||DEU|
|Agius, Marcus||Chairman, PA Consulting Group||GBR|
|Ahrenkiel, Thomas||Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence||DNK|
|Albuquerque, Maria Luís||Former Minister of Finance; MP, Social Democratic Party||PRT|
|Alierta, César||Executive Chairman and CEO, Telefónica||ESP|
|Altman, Roger C.||Executive Chairman, Evercore||USA|
|Altman, Sam||President, Y Combinator||USA|
|Andersson, Magdalena||Minister of Finance||SWE|
|Applebaum, Anne||Columnist Washington Post; Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute||USA|
|Apunen, Matti||Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA||FIN|
|Aydin-Düzgit, Senem||Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Bilgi University||TUR|
|Barbizet, Patricia||CEO, Artemis||FRA|
|Barroso, José M. Durão||Former President of the European Commission||PRT|
|Baverez, Nicolas||Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher||FRA|
|Bengio, Yoshua||Professor in Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal||CAN|
|Benko, René||Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, SIGNA Holding GmbH||AUT|
|Bernabè, Franco||Chairman, CartaSi S.p.A.||ITA|
|Beurden, Ben van||CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc||NLD|
|Blanchard, Olivier||Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute||FRA|
|Botín, Ana P.||Executive Chairman, Banco Santander||ESP|
|Brandtzæg, Svein Richard||President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA||NOR|
|Breedlove, Philip M.||Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe||INT|
|Brende, Børge||Minister of Foreign Affairs||NOR|
|Burns, William J.||President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace||USA|
|Cebrián, Juan Luis||Executive Chairman, PRISA and El País||ESP|
|Charpentier, Emmanuelle||Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology||FRA|
|Coeuré, Benoît||Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank||INT|
|Costamagna, Claudio||Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.||ITA|
|Cote, David M.||Chairman and CEO, Honeywell||USA|
|Cryan, John||CEO, Deutsche Bank AG||DEU|
|Dassù, Marta||Senior Director, European Affairs, Aspen Institute||ITA|
|Dijksma, Sharon A.M.||Minister for the Environment||NLD|
|Döpfner, Mathias||CEO, Axel Springer SE||DEU|
|Dudley, Robert||Group Chief Executive, BP plc||GBR|
|Dyvig, Christian||Chairman, Kompan||DNK|
|Ebeling, Thomas||CEO, ProSiebenSat.1||DEU|
|Elkann, John||Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles||ITA|
|Enders, Thomas||CEO, Airbus Group||DEU|
|Engel, Richard||Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News||USA|
|Fabius, Laurent||President, Constitutional Council||FRA|
|Federspiel, Ulrik||Group Executive, Haldor Topsøe A/S||DNK|
|Ferguson, Jr., Roger W.||President and CEO, TIAA||USA|
|Ferguson, Niall||Professor of History, Harvard University||USA|
|Flint, Douglas J.||Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc||GBR|
|Garicano, Luis||Professor of Economics, LSE; Senior Advisor to Ciudadanos||ESP|
|Georgieva, Kristalina||Vice President, European Commission||INT|
|Gernelle, Etienne||Editorial Director, Le Point||FRA|
|Gomes da Silva, Carlos||Vice Chairman and CEO, Galp Energia||PRT|
|Goodman, Helen||MP, Labour Party||GBR|
|Goulard, Sylvie||Member of the European Parliament||INT|
|Grillo, Ulrich||Chairman, Grillo-Werke AG; President, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie||DEU|
|Gruber, Lilli||Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV||ITA|
|Hadfield, Chris||Colonel, Astronaut||CAN|
|Halberstadt, Victor||Professor of Economics, Leiden University||NLD|
|Harding, Dido||CEO, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc||GBR|
|Hassabis, Demis||Co-Founder and CEO, DeepMind||GBR|
|Hobson, Mellody||President, Ariel Investment, LLC||USA|
|Hoffman, Reid||Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn||USA|
|Höttges, Timotheus||CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG||DEU|
|Jacobs, Kenneth M.||Chairman and CEO, Lazard||USA|
|Jäkel, Julia||CEO, Gruner + Jahr||DEU|
|Johnson, James A.||Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners||USA|
|Jonsson, Conni||Founder and Chairman, EQT||SWE|
|Jordan, Jr., Vernon E.||Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC||USA|
|Kaeser, Joe||President and CEO, Siemens AG||DEU|
|Karp, Alex||CEO, Palantir Technologies||USA|
|Kengeter, Carsten||CEO, Deutsche Börse AG||DEU|
|Kerr, John||Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power||GBR|
|Kherbache, Yasmine||MP, Flemish Parliament||BEL|
|Kissinger, Henry A.||Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.||USA|
|Kleinfeld, Klaus||Chairman and CEO, Alcoa||USA|
|Kravis, Henry R.||Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.||USA|
|Kravis, Marie-Josée||Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute||USA|
|Kudelski, André||Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group||CHE|
|Lagarde, Christine||Managing Director, International Monetary Fund||INT|
|Levin, Richard||CEO, Coursera||USA|
|Leyen, Ursula von der||Minister of Defence||DEU|
|Leysen, Thomas||Chairman, KBC Group||BEL|
|Logothetis, George||Chairman and CEO, Libra Group||GRC|
|Maizière, Thomas de||Minister of the Interior, Federal Ministry of the Interior||DEU|
|Makan, Divesh||CEO, ICONIQ Capital||USA|
|Malcomson, Scott||Author; President, Monere Ltd.||USA|
|Markwalder, Christa||President of the National Council and the Federal Assembly||CHE|
|McArdle, Megan||Columnist, Bloomberg View||USA|
|Michel, Charles||Prime Minister||BEL|
|Micklethwait, John||Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP||USA|
|Minton Beddoes, Zanny||Editor-in-Chief, The Economist||GBR|
|Mitsotakis, Kyriakos||President, New Democracy Party||GRC|
|Morneau, Bill||Minister of Finance||CAN|
|Mundie, Craig J.||Principal, Mundie & Associates||USA|
|Murray, Charles A.||W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute||USA|
|Netherlands, H.M. the King of the||NLD|
|Noonan, Michael||Minister for Finance||IRL|
|Noonan, Peggy||Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal||USA|
|OLeary, Michael||CEO, Ryanair Plc||IRL|
|Ollongren, Kajsa||Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam||NLD|
|Özel, Soli||Professor, Kadir Has University||TUR|
|Papalexopoulos, Dimitri||Group CEO, Titan Cement Co.||GRC|
|Petraeus, David H.||Chairman, KKR Global Institute||USA|
|Philippe, Edouard||Mayor of Le Havre||FRA|
|Pind, Søren||Minister of Justice||DNK|
|Ratti, Carlo||Director, MIT Senseable City Lab||ITA|
|Reisman, Heather M.||Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.||CAN|
|Rubin, Robert E.||Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations||USA|
|Rutte, Mark||Prime Minister||NLD|
|Sawers, John||Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners||GBR|
|Schäuble, Wolfgang||Minister of Finance||DEU|
|Schieder, Andreas||Chairman, Social Democratic Group||AUT|
|Schmidt, Eric E.||Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc.||USA|
|Scholten, Rudolf||CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG||AUT|
|Schwab, Klaus||Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum||INT|
|Sikorski, Radoslaw||Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs||POL|
|Simsek, Mehmet||Deputy Prime Minister||TUR|
|Sinn, Hans-Werner||Professor for Economics and Public Finance, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||DEU|
|Skogen Lund, Kristin||Director General, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise||NOR|
|Standing, Guy||Co-President, BIEN; Research Professor, University of London||GBR|
|Thiel, Peter A.||President, Thiel Capital||USA|
|Tillich, Stanislaw||Minister-President of Saxony||DEU|
|Vetterli, Martin||President, NSF||CHE|
|Wahlroos, Björn||Chairman, Sampo Group, Nordea Bank, UPM-Kymmene Corporation||FIN|
|Wallenberg, Jacob||Chairman, Investor AB||SWE|
|Weder di Mauro, Beatrice||Professor of Economics, University of Mainz||CHE|
|Wolf, Martin H.||Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times||GBR|
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