Rețeaua Progresistă-Globalistă cu Nume și Prenume : 2. Organizația "Friends Of Europe" - Membri de Vază
Soros și alți Bilderbergi - controlează și finanțează organizații derivate ale Grupului Bilderberg cum sunt :
"Friends of Europe" organizație condusă de Bilderbergul Etienne Davignon (cu Julien Cioloș, Sorin Ducaru și Daniel Dăianu - membri din România),
"eCFR - European Council On Foreign Relation" organizație condusă de Bilderbergul Carl Bildt (cu Iohannis - care a negat deși apărea pe site ca membru, Macovei - care și-a șters și ea apartenența, Pippidi, Dăianu, Sturza - membri) și cu
"Trilateral Comission" a cărui ramură europeană esre condusă de Bilderbergul Jean-Claude Trichet şi unde Isărescu e membru în Comitetul Executiv.
Bilderbergul Carl Bildt este șeful organizației "European Council on Foreign Relation" acolo unde sunt membri de rând: Klaus Iohannis (care a negat în mod penibil căci apărea pe site-ul lor. Iohannis a spus însă că "va fi bucuros și mândru să fie membru după președinție"), Monica Macovei, Alina Mungiu Pippidi, Daniel Dăianu
Bilderbergul Etienne Davignon este șeful organizației "Friends of Europe" acolo unde Dacian Cioloș e membru de încredere ("trustee member") - (organizație "Friends of Europe e finanțată de SOROS, care e și Stakeholder - director în Consiliu de Supraveghere)
Friends of Europe - Membri de Vază
Notă: Apartenența La Grupul Bilderberg și la alte Organizații progresisto-globaliste (ex. Comisia Trilaterală, eCFR, etc) nu e completă, am pus-o doar pentru câțiva.
"Transparentul" progresist Julien Cioloș și-a șters poza de pe site-ul "Friends of Europe" după dezvăluirea apartenenței sale la această organizație făcută în premieră în România de Fluierul.ro, dar desigur că în realitate, apare în continuare ca membru al acestei organziații
Membri "Friends Of Europe" din România sunt Julien Cioloș, Sorin Ducaru (ambasadorul României la NATO)
și Daniel Dăianu (membru în Consiliul de Administrație al BNR și probabil viitorul șef al BNR după retragerea lui Isărescu, Dăianu este și membru eCFR)
Iohannis cu Pippidi, Macovei și Dăianu apăreau ca membri ai altei organizații condusă de Bilderbergul Carl Bildt. Klaus Werner Iohannis și Monica Macovei și-au șters pozele de pe site-ul organizației eCFR, așa cum Julien Cioloș și-a șters poza de pe site-ul organizației "Friend of Europe"
Isărescu este membru în comitetul executiv al celei de-a treia organizații cheie pline de Bilderbergi (care o și conduc): "Comisia Trilaterală" - o organizație tot privată, care e orientată spre bănci și activități financiare.
Profile of registrant
Friends of Europe
Identification number in the register: 99436366768-45
Registration date: 23/09/2011 11:14:09
The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/04/2017 10:15:46
The date of the last annual update was: 28/04/2017 10:15:46
Next update due latest on: 28/04/2018
Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual
IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
Think tanks and research institutions
Rue de la Science, 4
Person with legal responsibility
Co-Founder and ManagingDirector
Person in charge of EU relations
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Goals / remit
Friends of Europe is an independent not-for-profit Brussels-based tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change to create a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe. This is achieved through our debates, conferences, working groups, reports and recommendations which provide bold and ambitious but practical solutions. We aim to be catalysts for change and believe that real solutions come from transforming mind-sets through the confrontation of ideas and the breaking down of silos between politicians, businesses and civil society. Believing that change is achieved through inclusive policies and action, we reach out to and work with a wide network of policymakers, international organisations, civil society representatives, business leaders, academics, the media and citizens across Europe and beyond. We have no national or party political bias and ensure that all viewpoints are represented in our activities and publications. We foster open, insightful and provocative debates to stimulate fresh ideas and creative thinking. Our portfolio of events and reports means that Friends of Europe contributes ideas and leads the debate on a wide range of EU-related issues. We offer Europe’s citizens an opportunity to take an active transformational role in shaping their environment. We use ground-breaking online brainstorms to bring different stakeholder groups together from all over the world and constantly innovate in how we convene and shape discussions.
Specific activities covered by the Register
• Energy and Climate • Asia, Africa and Emerging Economies • International Development • Migration and Integration • Citizens’ Europe • Health and Wellbeing • Peace, Security and Defence • Education and Skills • New Economic Models
Friends of Europe is an independent think tank that produces analysis of policy developments, organises debates, publishes reports and engages in pan-European dialogues on a more efficient, more forward-looking, inclusive and sustainable Europe. Given the broad definition of the scope of the Transparency register which covers “all activities designed to influence – directly or indirectly – policymaking, policy implementation and decision-making in the EU institutions”, in a large interpretation virtually all of Friends of Europe’s activities may be said to fall under it. In 2016, Friends of Europe organised over 60 events, issued over 50 publications, and organised massive on-line debates. Details of all of which may be found on www.friendsofeurope.org
Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above
Friends of Europe’s day-to-day activities include organising conferences and debates and publishing reports and policy briefs. In this sense and as requested by the European Commission, all of Friends of Europe’s staff may be said to be engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency register even if a number of them only deal with logistics of events, layout of reports, accounting, IT support, etc... The objective of Friends of Europe’s activities is to foster discussion and debate among the EU’s leaders and citizens on the issues that shape their future and to debate and circulate useful ideas for a more forward-looking, inclusive and sustainable Europe, obviously NOT to push any specific political or business interest.
Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises
Geert Luc Frans
Fields of interest
Audiovisual and Media
Economic and Financial Affairs
Employment and Social Affairs
Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
Justice and Fundamental Rights
Research and Technology
Membership and affiliation
Friends of Europe values the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders in our activities including members who pay an annual participation fee and associate partners that have been involved in specific projects and events, either by supporting financially or in kind.
European Youth Press Avio Aero Dober Partners European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP) Fundación Empresarial Comunidad Europea Chile Kreab Mission of Morocco to the EU Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU Swiss German University Weber Shandwick Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU Green European Foundation Celgene eurobole.com European University Institute Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU New Bulgarian Media Group Holding (NBMG) Representation of Steiermark to the EU Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) EU-ASEAN Business Council European Youth Parliament Burson-Marsteller EOLY, Colruyt Group European Space Agency (ESA) Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD) Mission of Albania to the EU Mitsui & Co. Benelux Representation of Carinthia Region to the EU Toyota Motor Europe Electricité de France (EDF) Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) European Disability Forum BASF Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) European Landowners' Organization (ELO) Gazprom Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group (LVMH) Mission of Norway to the EU Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU Telenor Group WindEurope Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU Européens Sans Frontières United Nations/UNDP Representation Office in Brussels Compassion in World Farming European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) Ferrero International Finance Corporation (IFC) Mission of India to the EU PepsiCo Europe Scotch Whisky Association Union of European Petroleum Independents (UPEI) FuelsEurope Erasmus Student Network Baxter Embassy of Kosovo to Belgium European Lime Association (EULA) Geelmuyden Kiese Brussels MBDA Mission of Peru to EU Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU Teva Europe Wintershall Holding Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) European Student Think Tank Belgian Finance Federation (FEBELFIN) Embassy of Laos in Belgium European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) McKinsey Global Institute Mission of South Korea to the EU Pharma.be The Coca-Cola Company World Health Organization (WHO) Sanofi ThinkYoung Bertelsmann Stiftung Embassy of Namibia to Belgium European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA) Government of Catalonia Delegation to the EU Medicines for Europe Mission of Switzerland to the EU Philips The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) World Vision International Sasakawa Peace Foundation OBESSU – Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions APCO Worldwide Covington European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Japan Machinery Centre for Trade & Investment (JMC) Mission of Malaysia to the EU Permanent Representation of France to the EU SRM - Economic Research Center Visa Europe Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Citizens for Europe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to Belgium European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) Hanse Office MedTech Europe Mission of the Philippines to the EU Polish Chamber of Insurance The European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Solvay European Students’ Union Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX) ENEL European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) Heineken International Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO Press Club Brussels Europe The ONE Campaign Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Statoil UNICA - The Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe BT Group Energy Norway European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) HSBC Merifin Capital Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU PriceWaterhouseCoopers The Shift Project Booz Allen & Hamilton Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) European Atomic Energy Forum (FORATOM) Evens Foundation International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Mission of Chile to the EU Novartis Public Affairs Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSIAD) European Investment Bank (EIB) MO* Central Bank of Indonesia European Association of the Machine Tools Industries (CECIMO) European Youth Forum (YFJ) Interel European Affairs Mission of Brunei Darussalam to the EU New Bulgarian University Representation of the State North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU Transparency International EU Office European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions Rock The Union Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC) DAI Brussels sprl European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) Friends of the Supergrid KBC Group Mission of Mexico to the EU Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU Statnett EU office Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX) McKinsey & Company YEN - Youth of European nationalities Aurel Vlaicu University Deutsche Post DHL Group European Federation of Twine, Rope and Netting Industries (EUROCORD) FTI Consulting Korean International Trade Association (KITA) Mission of Montenegro to the EU Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU Steps Management WCR Mission of Thailand to the EU European Digital Rights The World Bank Group Chevron EU Affairs European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) ExxonMobil International Council for Human Development (ICHD) Mission of Costa Rica to the EU Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) Rio Tinto UN Women European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) Inter Alia 21st Century Fox Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) European Cultural Foundation (ECF) Fertilizers Europe International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Mission of Indonesia to the EU Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU Shell International United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Google Czech Debating Society AVSI Foundation Dow Chemical European Heating Oil Association (EUROFUEL) G+ Europe Leonidas Mission of New Zealand to the EU Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium White & Case Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) AEGEE-Europe / European Students' Forum Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico Confederation of European Senior Expert Services (CESES) European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) Finnish Energy International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Mission of Japan to the EU Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU Shire United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Huawei Technologies Young European Federalists (JEF) American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) Covestro European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) Fleishman-Hillard Iulia Invest Mission of Laos to the EU Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU Sigmund Hutter UNITEE - New European Business Confederation John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation European Movement International Business France Euclid Network European Technical Lubricants Industry Association (ATIEL) Institute for Scientific Advancement of the South (ISAS) Mission of Australia to the EU MOL Group Representation of Somaliland to the EU Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) ENGIE Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Osservatorio balcani e caucasa United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Cisco Systems European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Facebook International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) Mission of Guatemala to the EU Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office Rio Tinto Limited UniCredit Fondazione Cariplo Student Forum Maastricht Bunge Environ European Society for Engineers and Industrialists ICF Mostra Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium Mission of Uruguay to the EU Renault-Nissan Total DocMorris Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Eyes on Europe Aids Healthcare Foundation Continental AG European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Fipra International International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Mission of Kuwait to the EU Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU Siemens United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) OneEurope Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) Eni European Salt Producers' Association (EUSALT) ICF Michelin Mission of the United States of America to the EU Procter & Gamble Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) U.S. European Command (USEUCOM)
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
LAOS, PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
2,750,000 € - 2,999,999 €
Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency; European Investment Bank, European Parliament
In relation to the estimated costs attributable to activities covered by the Register: Following clarifications from the European Commission, Friends of Europe has now listed its entire budget in the estimate of the annual costs related to activities covered by the register, therefore including all staff as well as costs such as IT, catering, printing. Friends of Europe’s day-to-day activities include organising conferences and debates and publishing reports and policy briefs. In this sense, all of Friends of Europe’s budget involved in these activities may be said to be engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency register. However, it should be stressed that the objective of Friends of Europe’s activities is to foster discussion and debate among the EU’s leaders and citizens on the issues that shape their future and to debate and circulate useful ideas for a more forward-looking, inclusive and sustainable Europe, NOT to push any specific political or business interest. Friends of Europe therefore does not have nor use any funds for lobbying for a specific business or political cause. In 2015, Friends of Europe set up a Transparency and Independence Board which helps define, refine and verify its credentials in terms of financial transparency and independence. Members include: Alberto Alemanno, Stephanie Blenckner, Thomas Fischer, Monica Frassoni, Gie Goris, Philippe Maze-Sencier, Conny Reuter and Jonathan Worth. Friends of Europe has a strong track record of successful partnerships with a range of public and private organisations. These partnerships enable Friends of Europe to cement its pan-European standing and to achieve its aim of improving communication between the EU and its citizens. Friends of Europe’s sources of finance include European and international institutions, governments, diplomatic missions, regional offices, foundations, NGOs, business and industry, SMEs, trade associations and chambers of commerce. Friends of Europe does not represent the interests of its members who in fact pay an annual "participation fee" without any other prerogative or role in the governance of Friends of Europe. Membership guarantees participation at all our debates, hard copies of our reports and networking opportunities. In addition to membership, Friends of Europe offers a number of partnership packages (project support), ranging from small agreements for a single debate or report to multi-annual agreements for a series of high-level activities. Friends of Europe is an independent think-tank for EU policy analysis and debate. It is politically neutral, does not have party-political or national bias and does not represent any corporate or other interest. It advocates a better understanding of the challenges facing Europe and its citizens and the discussion and circulation of ideas on a more efficient, more forward-looking, inclusive and sustainable Europe. Friends of Europe therefore does not have or use any funds for lobbying for a specific business or political cause. For further information on Friends of Europe’s members and sources of financing, including membership and partnership, please see the Financing and Membership pages on our website: http://www.friendsofeurope.org/financing/ - http://www.friendsofeurope.org/membership/
Friends Of Europe - Membri de Vază
Etienne Davignon (Bilderberg, fost șef al Grupului Bilderberg, actualul șef al "Friends of Europe")
President of Friends of Europe, Belgian Minister of State and former European Commission Vice-President
Etienne is one of the few statesmen in Europe who has been actively involved in EU affairs from the beginning, from his early role as Chief of Staff to Paul-Henri Spaak to today. He has held high-level positions in both the public and private sectors, including as Vice-President of the European Commission, President of the Société Générale de Belgique, first President of the International Energy Agency and through various board mandates.
Joaquín Almunia (Bilderberg, fost vicepreședinte al Comisiei Europene în perioada 2010-2014 în comisia Bilderbergului Barroso - rol pe care îl are astăzi Bilderbergul Frans Timmermans în comisia Juncker)
Visiting Professor at LSE and Sciences Po Paris and Vice-President of the European Commission (2010-2014)
Joaquín Almunia is Visiting Professor at LSE and Sciences Po Paris and an experienced politician who was responsible for competition policy at the European Commission. From 2010 to 2014, he has led the efforts to control the state aid granted to banks during the crisis and ensure fair competition between businesses and companies. Prior to that, he was responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs during European Commission President Barroso’s previous mandate.
Într-un discurs ținut în plenul Parlamentului European, britanicul Gerard Batten a evidențiat subterfugiile grupului Bilderberg și a tras un semnal de alarmă în legătură cu complicitatea mass-media în aceste jocuri. "De ce nu scrie presa despre întâlnirile grupului Bilderberg?", s-a adresat fondatorul Partidul Independent al Marii Britanii către Comisia Europeană.
Europarlamentarul a primit un răspuns la întrebarea sa, prezentându-l tot în plenul Parlamentului European:
"Comisia (europeană) mi-a răspuns recent la întrebarea scrisă pe care i-am adresat-o, confirmându-mi despre comisarii (Joaquin) Almunia şi (Neelie) Kroes că au participat la întâlnirea grupului Bilderberg, care a avut loc în Saint-Moritz, în luna iunie. Comisia nu îmi poate da detalii cu privire la ce s-a discutat acolo, dar mă asigură că în cadrul întâlnirilor Clubului Bilderberg nu sunt luate decizii (politice)", sună răspunsul primit de Batten din partea CE.
Mai departe, fondatorul Partidului Independent din insulă lansează o teorie potrivit căreia grupul Bilderberg, cu complicitatea presei și a CE, participă la o conspirație ce are ca scop final "instalarea unui guvern mondial nedemocratic".
"Dacă la întâlnirile grupului Bilderberg se discută lucruri nesemnificative, de ce atunci, cele mai importante personalităţi ale lumii, inclusiv George Osborne, Ministrul de Finanţe (al Marii Britanii), se deranjază să participe? Câţi alţi conducători de vârf din politică, finanţe şi afaceri participă (la această adunare) fără a se raporta acest lucru nici la principalul canal de ştiri, BBC?
Îmi este imposibil să nu concluzionez că ascunderea acestor evenimente este o conspiraţie între organizatori (grupul Bilderberg) şi mass-media. Acest fapt pur şi simplu confirmă părerea multor oameni, că prin agenda secretă, ascunsă nouă, scopul grupului Bilderberg este instalarea unui guvern mondial nedemocratic. Este o ruşine faptul că şi Comisia Europeană complotează la aşa ceva", a arătat Gerard Batten, făcând referire la precedenta întâlnire a grupului Bilderberg, care a avut loc în iunie 2011, la St. Moritz, Elveția.
În 2013 întâlnirea grupului Bilderberg a avut loc în perioada 6-9 iunie 2013, în Hertfordshire, Marea Britanie.
Commissioner for Competition
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
On Lobby Register
Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Policy Studies
Head of Department of Economic Policy at Corvinus University, Budapest and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (2010-2014)
László Andor is a Hungarian economist and politician. He currently holds the position of Head of Department of Economic Policy at Corvinus University in Budapest and is a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He was also European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion during José Manuel Barroso second term. Before his time as Commissioner, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Hungarian Socialist Party
On Lobby Register
Member of the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre
Michel Barnier (Bilderberg, fost Comisar european între 2010 - 2014 în Comisia Barroso, actualul negociator șef pentru Brexit din partea UE - așa cum vedeți Bilderbergii au mare grijă ca să negocieze chiar ei Brexitul)
European Commission lead Brexit negotiator and European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services (2010-2014)
Michel Barnier is a French politician with a particular expertise in security and defence policy. He currently serves as the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator. Previously, he was elected as Member of the European Parliament and the President of the French Delegation of the EPP. Afterwards, he worked as European Commissioner and then Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Internal Market and Services.
Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro
Union for a Popular Movement
On Lobby Register
Chief Negotiator in charge of the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU
President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and European Parliament President (1989-1992)
Enrique Barón Crespo is a Spanish politician, economist and lawyer. A Member of European Parliament for over twenty years, he served as President of the European Parliament and of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament. Additionally, he chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee and the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. He is the author of numerous books on a range of global and European issues, which were translated in several other languages.
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Xavier Bettel is a Luxembourgish politician and lawyer who serves as the 24th Prime Minister of Luxembourg after succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker. Before becoming Prime Minister, he has held posts as Mayor of Luxembourg City, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and Member of the Luxembourg City communal council. Parallel to the beginnings of his political career, he has also practised as a lawyer, having studied, amongst others, Public and European Law.
Carl Bildt (Bilderberg, Co-Președinte al celeilalte organizații progresiste cheie "eCFR - European Council on Foreign Relations", acolo unde e?/era membru și Iohannis care și-a șters și el poza, și unde e membru și Pippidi)
Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (2006-2014) and former Swedish Prime Minister
A renowned international diplomat, Carl Bildt led the Swedish government that negotiated and signed Sweden’s accession to the EU and modernised its welfare system. He later served as Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs and was one of the initiators of the EU’s Easter Partnership and of EU engagement in the Middle East. Most recently, he chaired the Global Commission on Internet Governance that produced original research and recommendations on topics such as cyber security, internet freedom and the dark web.
Professor at ESCP Europe and Diplomatic Advisor to Helmut Kohl (1987-1998)
Joachim Bitterlich is a lawyer and former German diplomat. He was adviser to Helmut Kohl, first for European politics and then leading the Department for Foreign, Development and Security Policy at the Federal Chancellery. Throughout his diplomatic career, he served in Algeria, Spain and as the German Ambassador to NATO. With his extensive experience on China, Bitterlich is also Vice-President of the Comité France-Chine, Member of the China Advisory Council and was the first European to be invited to take part in the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in 2001. Currently, he works as a professor at ESCP Europe in Paris.
Prof. Joachim Bitterlich, CBE - la nivelul anului 2013
Diplomacy – Politics – Business
Geopolitics – European Policy – Strategy – Management
Born July 10, 1948, at Saarbrücken-Dudweiler, Germany
Studies of Law, Economics and Politics at the University of Saarbrücken,
research assistant at the same university. Studies at the French National
School of Administration (ENA) in Paris (1974-75). Second state examination in
1976: Entry into the Federal Foreign Office, posted to Algiers (1978-81) and
Brussels (Permanent Representation to the European Communities –1981-85).
Advisor in the private office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hans-Dietrich
Head of the European Policy Department at the Federal Chancellor's Office,
European Affairs Advisor to Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl (1987-93);
European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Federal Chancellor Helmut
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany
on the North Atlantic Council Brussels (1998-99), Ambassador of the Federal
Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra
Executive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement Paris
(2003-2012), Chairman Veolia Environnement Germany, Berlin (2009-2012)
Specific Mandates – Membership in boards, in particular:
Senior Advisor Cranemere, Frankfurt/London/New York
Board of Administration of HESAM Paris (Pôle de recherche et
d’enseignement supérieur “Hautes Etudes-Sorbonne-Arts et Métiers”),
Board of Administration Ecole Nationale d'Administration ENA,
Managing Committee Commission “Europe” of MEDEF Paris,
Vice-President think tank “Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors”, Paris;
Board of Trustees of « Friends of Europe » Brussels
Advisory Board of the Franco-German Business Club (CEFA), Paris
Vice-President Franco-German Business Club, Berlin
Advisory Board Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos, Universidad San
Pablo CEU, Madrid
Think Tank “People for Global Transformation” (Co-Founder Sam Pitroda and
Hubert Védrine), New Delhi/India
Advisory Board of two start-ups in France (Emulsar) and in
Co-Chairman and Co-Founder “Club Rhénan” Paris (together with Jean-Dominique
Professor at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe)
Former mandates :
- Board of Administration Veolia Environmental Services (2003 - 2012) and
Veolia Transport Paris (2003 - 2011)
- Supervisory Board EnBW AG – Energie Baden-Württemberg –
Karlsruhe/Stuttgart (2003 – 2008)
- Board of Administration of MEDEF International Paris, Vice-President of the
Committee France-China (2003-2012)
Comprehensive experience and network capabilities in economic and public affairs
in Europe and at the international level, continously built up since more than 25
years; particular expertise in the field of European and transatlantic affairs, with
regard to Russia, the Middle East, Asia and to other emerging markets
Member of different German, French and International Associations (among them Le
Siècle Paris, Confrontations Europe Paris; Wirtschaftsrat Berlin, DGAP Berlin
(German Society for Foreign Policy); Atlantik Brücke Berlin; IISS London, Euro 50,
Bretton Woods C’tee; TPN – Transatlantic Policy Network, Brussels/Washington DC;
IERI Brussels; Boao-Forum, China);
Member of Rotary (RC Paris Concorde)
Regular conferences and publications, in particular in the field of international and
European Policy (among others “Europa – mission impossible?” Düsseldorf and Paris
Co-author of "EU- Treaties – Legal Commentary", edited by Prof. Dr. Carl-Otto
Lenz, and Prof. Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt – from 2nd to 6th ed. Cologne 2012;
(since 2007) of the Yearbook on the “state of the (European) Union” edited by
the Schuman-Foundation, Paris.
Franziska Katharina Brantner
Member of the German Bundestag and Member of the European Parliament (2009-2013)
Franziska Katharina Brantner is a German politician. Since 2013, she is Member of the German Parliament for the Green Party where she has served as Chairwoman of the parliamentary Sub-Committee for Civilian Crisis Prevention and as member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Previously, she was a Member of the European Parliament where she worked, amongst others, on foreign affairs, security and defence issues. As such, she was member of the Peace and Security Commission of the Green national party and one of the authors of the party's manifesto for the European election in 2009.
Elmar Brok (L-a susținut pe Iohannis la alegerile prezidențiale din 2014 după ce anterior a propus amprentarea românilor și bulgarilor care ajung în Germania)
Member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Elmar Brok has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1980, best known for his role as chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2007. Brok has held many leadership positions in German and European politics. As a member of the Convention on the Constitution for Europe and in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Brok is widely credited with contributing crucially to the Constitution of the European Union. He is currently the President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF).
19 octombrie 2014
Candidatul ACL, Klaus Iohannis, s-a întâlnit vineri, în Sibiu, cu europarlamentarul german Elmar Brok, cel care, la începutul acestui an, propunea amprentarea imigranţilor români.
Elmar Brok, membru al Uniunii Creştin Democrate (UCD) şi preşedintele Comisiei pentru Afaceri Externe din Parlamentul European şi-a manifestat sprijinul pentru Klaus Iohannis, pe care şi-l imaginează "foarte bine" ca fiind viitorul preşedinte al României.
"Pot să vă confirm că se bucură de un sprijin extraordinar de larg în interiorul PPE, în interiorul grupului PPE din PE, din partea reprezentanţilor tuturor naţiunilor reprezentate acolo", a declarat Elmar Brok într-o conferinţă de presă, potrivit Mediafax.
Premierul Victor Ponta l-a criticat pe Klaus Iohannis, pentru întâlnirea pe care a avut-o cu europarlamentarul german.
"Dl Brok știu că este unul dintre liderii PPE care și în 2012 și după aceea s-a exprimat extrem de dur la adresa României și a românilor, domnia sa a fost și cel care a avut ideea aceea cu amprentarea, la care bine că a renunțat. Eu nu știu dacă dl Iohannis este de acord ca românii să fie amprentați sau dacă este de acord cu faptul că în România s-a dat o lovitură de stat în 2012, că asta spunea dl Brok. Și vreau să știu dacă dl Iohannis spune că s-a dat o lovitură de stat în 2012. În general, dl Iohannis nu prea știe ce se întâmplă pe plan european, nu-i cunoaște pe liderii europeni, iar acești lideri PPE au fost aduși de PNL și dânsul necunoscând PPE-ul, PDL-ul, face gafe. Nu cred că e bine să anunți că ești prieten cu cel care zicea să fie amprentați românii", a declarat Ponta sâmbătă, potrivit DC News.
La începutul acestui an, Elmar Brok a propus amprentarea imigranţilor români, prcizând că persoanele care vin în Germania pentru a cere ajutoare sociale trebuie trimise înapoi în ţara de origine. Prin amprentare, autorităţile din Germania i-ar fi putut depista pe cei care se întorc în Germania după expulzare.
Advisor to Fair Observer and Prime Minister of Ireland’s Rainbow Coalition government (1994-1997)
John Bruton is an Irish politician and former Taoiseach who played a pivotal role in developing Ireland's relations with the European Union. During his tenure, Ireland held the Presidency of the European Union and was instrumental in finalising the Stability and Growth Pact. After a long career in Irish politics with several ministerial posts, he served as the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States and as Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP). He currently works as an Advisor to Fair Observer, a nonprofit media organisation.
Pat Cox (Bilderberg)
President of Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe and President of the European Parliament (2002-2004)
Pat Cox is an Irish politician and former television current affairs presenter. During his political career, he served as a Member of the European Parliament for over fifteen years and also as President of the European Parliament. Among other achievements, he received the 2004 Charlemagne Prize for his efforts in the eastward expansion of the European Union. After his tenure as MEP, Cox became President of the European Movement International in Brussels until 2010 and currently serves as the President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe in Lausanne.
Speaking from the Agricultural Science Association Conference today at Castleknock Hotel, Farmers for No spokesman Mr David Thompson, a former president of the Agricultural Science Association said it was ‘quite nauseating to hear Pat Cox lecture conference participants about the importance of transparency today when it certainly appears he does not practice it himself.
‘It is absolutely ludicrous for Pat Cox to be preaching about transparency when he has attended a secret and elitist Bilderberg Meeting in May 2003 at the invitation of Peter Sutherland, after which Cox’s attendance was not officially disclosed.
‘This is the same Pat Cox, who while President of the European Parliament agreed with Romano Prodi that the investigative report into wholesale abuse and corruption of the EU budget, called the EUrostat scandal, be kept secret.
‘Only a select group of MEPs were permitted to see the audit and report, and then only in a darkened room, under surveillance from security guards, having been denied the use of a photocopier, camera or even mobile phone, and after having been forced to sign a declaration promising not to reveal the contents of the report. When a hearing was held to discuss the results, it was Cox and Prodi who ensured that the results of the use of taxpayers' money never became public.
‘Corporate Europe Observatory also recently addressed the subject of Mr Cox's lack of transparency. They pointed out that he is director of two lobby firms, Strategic Consulting firm CAPA Ltd and European Integration Solutions, but has chosen not to register these voluntarily with the European Commission's transparency register.
‘Surely Irish citizens who stand to loose democratic powers in the Lisbon Treaty - and taxpayers who can be taxed by the EU under article 311 Own Resources taxation have a right to greater transparency from those who advocate a Yes vote.
Before Pat Cox lectures people on transparency perhaps he could practice a bit of it himself.
‘The Lisbon Treaty makes EU institutions more powerful but less accountable - this is not a good deal for Irish citizens, and that’s why Farmers for No are advocating a No vote.
‘Pat Cox has personal vested interest in getting a Yes vote. He has been tipped as FF choice for next EU Commissioner - that’s a big job with a big salary. Will he give an assurance in advance that he will not accept the role of Irish commissionership if offered to him?
That would be a bit of transparency if only a start.’
David Thompson is spokesman for Farmers for NO.
He is former chairman of Limerick IFA and former President of the
Agricultural Science Association
Background and references
The True Story of the Bilderberg Group
by Daniel Estulin, 2009. Pictures of invites and acceptance by Cox, page 218.
Book by Marta Andreasen, ‘Brussels Laid Bare’, pgs 106-108.
Corporate Europe Observatory
News about Cox' conflicts of interest | Corporate Europe Observatory
Senior Advisor to the European Community Humanitarian Office (1993-1998) and former European Commission Representative to Turkey
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Member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania and former Finance Minister of Romania
Daniel Daianu has held various positions in the political and economic sphere and has authored several books on European and economic issues. A Romanian politician, author, professor of economics, he currently serves as Member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania. Formerly a Finance Minister of Romania, Daianu was the Chief Economist of the National Bank of Romania and later became Member of the European Parliament.
Alexander De Croo
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Digital Agenda and Trustee of Friends of Europe
Alexander de Croo is a Flemish liberal politician, economist and businessman who leads the Belgian government’s efforts to improve digital growth and development. Most notably, he initiated the establishment of an advisory board called “Digital Minds for Belgium”, made up of the country’s top ICT experts, and launched an ambitious action plan “Digital Belgium”, aimed at positioning the country as one of Europe’s top three digital member states. This digital revolution includes developing 1,000 new start-ups, creating 50,000 new jobs, and achieving an electronic government by 2020.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
President of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs and NATO Secretary General (2004-2009)
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European Investment Bank Representative to the EU institutions, and former Secretary of State for European Affairs and Economic Policy
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Romanian diplomat and Assistant Secretary General for emerging security challenges at NATO (2013-2017)
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Member of European Parliament Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
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Co-President of the European Green Party and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2009)
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Czech Special Envoy to the OSCE and the Western Balkans and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2010-2014)
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Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
Czech Social Democratic Party
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Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for the Western Balkans
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Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee of money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion and Trustee of Friends of Europe
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Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University and President of the Republic of Estonia (2006–2016)
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Baron Daniel Janssen (Bilderberg - membru în comitetul director al Grupului Bilderberg, membru al comitetului executiv Comisia Trilaterală)
President of the Board of Directors of Solvay (1998-2006), and Member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission
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French Ambassador to the UK, Elysée's Secretary General (2014-2017), and French Secretary of State for European Affairs (2007-2008)
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Managing Director of the think tank Re-Define
Sony is the Director of the international think-tank Re-Define. He is an influential economist, financial sector expert and development practitioner. Sony advises the EU, central banks, large investors, governments, regulators and multilateral institutions on economic, fiscal, investment and financial policy. He has a multidisciplinary role at the London School of Economics as Strategy Adviser to the Systemic Risk Centre and Senior Visiting Fellow in Development and Public Policy. He is also a special adviser to the UNEP on green finance. Before Re-Define, Sony worked for ICICI, India’s largest investment bank. Sony co-founded the International Tax Justice Network, Europeans for Financial Reform and Finance Watch, and launched the inter-governmental Illicit Finance Task Force. His substantial contribution to financial reform, tackling the euro crisis and promoting development has been recognised by the World Economic Forum naming him a Young Global Leader and by the Royal Society of Arts electing him a Fellow.
President of the United Nations General Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
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Pascal Lamy (Bilderberg, Honorary President of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute)
Honorary President of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, and Director General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-2013)
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Member of the Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
Spiros Latsis is a Greek businessman and Member of the Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation which helps to fund programs in the areas of education, scientific research, social welfare, and culture. He is a board director of EFG International while also having a stake in oil company Hellenic Petroleum and Lamda Development, a publicly traded real estate developer active in southeastern Europe.
Secretary General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), and former Prime Minister of Belgium
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Linas Antanas Linkevičius
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Linas Antanas Linkevičius is an experienced Lithuanian politician and diplomat and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. Having chaired the Committee on Foreign Affairs Member of the Seimas, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, he embarked on a diplomatic career in the Lithuanian Foreign Service. He served, for instance, as the Head of the Lithuanian Mission to the WEU and NATO and as Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the North Atlantic Council before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Executive Chair of the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Initiative and Director General of the European Commission (2002-2014)
Philip Lowe is a distinguished British EU policy veteran. He joined the European Commission in 1973, and held a range of senior posts as Head of Cabinet and Director in the fields of regional development, agriculture, transport and administration, before becoming Director-General of the Directorate-General Development in 1997. Later on, he headed the Directorate-General Competition and then Directorate-General Energy. Afterwards, Lowe served as one of five non-executive directors of the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Board. He is currently Executive Chair of the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Initiative.
Mario Monti (Bilderberg - membru în Comitetul Director, Trustee of Friends of Europe, membru executiv în Comisia Trilaterală, fost prim-ministru tehnocrat al Italiei 2011-2013)
Prime Minister of Italy (2011-2013) and Trustee of Friends of Europe
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Member of the European Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Slovenia
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Andris Piebalgs (Fost Comisar european pentru Dezvoltare între 2010 - 2014 în comisia Barroso)
European Commissioner for Development (2010-2014)
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Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and President of the European Parliament (2007-2009)
Hans-Gert Pöttering is a long-serving and highly-decorated German politician and who currently serves as the Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. He was the only deputy who has been Member of the European Parliament continuously since the first direct election in 1979 until 2014. Apart from positions on various committees and subcommittees, he also served for two years as President of the European Parliament.
Paul Révay (European Director of the Trilateral Commission)
European Director of the Trilateral Commission
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Chairman of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs and Director General of the European Commission (2011-2014)
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Member of the European Parliament, and Polish Minister for European Affairs (1991-1996, 2000-2001)
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski is a Polish diplomat and politician who is currently Member of the European Parliament. He was a Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, which he also chaired for two years, and served as Vice President of the European Parliament. Prior to his career in Brussels, Saryusz-Wolski became the first Polish Minister for European when this office was created in 1991.
Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the United States
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Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO
Jamie Shea has occupied a number of senior positions at NATO across a wide range of areas, including external relations, press and media, and policy planning. As NATO’s Spokesman, he was the face of NATO during the Bosnia and Kosovo conflicts. He later worked as the Director of Policy Planning in the private office of former Secretary General Rasmussen during the preparation of NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept. Shea is also a regular lecturer and conference speaker on NATO and European security affairs.
Javier Solana (Bilderberg, fost șef al NATO 1995-1999)
President of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (1999-2009) and Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999)
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Anna Terrón (Chair of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization)
Chair of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility and Secretary of State for Immigration and Emigration of the Government of Spain (2010-2011)
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Frans Van Daele
Belgian Minister of State, former Chief of Staff to the King of Belgium and Head of Cabinet to the President of the European Council (2009-2012)
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Herman Van Rompuy (Bilderberg)
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Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister (1994–1995)
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European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth (2010-2014)
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Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
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Swedish Ambassador in Paris
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