A Meeting At The Bilderberg Conference

1251 WordsNov 11, 20146 Pages
Would it be a surprise to discover that a meeting is held every year whose guest list comprises of business moguls, political leaders, military generals, and innovative aficionados? Each year a meeting is held and elites from Europe and the United States discuss major current national and world issues. This meeting is known as the Bilderberg Conference and is so private that the location is moved every year and only those who are on the guest list are allowed to attend. Bilderberg Group began in 1954 in order to bring Western European and American leaders closer as the Soviet Union was taking control of Eastern Europe. Named “Bilderberg” because the first assembly was hosted at the Bilderberg hotel owned by Prince Bernard of the Netherlands who also served as chair until 1976. The group is structured by a steering committee which consists of two representatives from approximately eighteen countries. Essentially the annual meeting serves as a forum for conversation, discussion, and debate. Which leads to the question of who all attends the meeting and what exactly do they discuss? When the group was initially formed, members would discuss topics such as European integration and Communist threats. As time has passed Bilderberg Meetings have grown much larger, broadening the number of issues discussed and creating a much grander guest list containing select members from a diverse range of backgrounds. More recently in 2013, some of the issues conversed include U.S. foreign

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