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Bilderberg - Ne plus ultra
BILDERBERG takes its name from a Dutch hotel where, in the early 1950s, the first meeting took place under the aegisof Prince Bernhard. The occasion has outgrown the hotel, but the Dutch link remains. Among several European royalswho attend as occasional guests, Queen Beatrix and her husband come regularly. A Dutch professor who has brokeredcoalition governments into existence on her behalf is one of the secretary-generals (the other, American, one lives in SanFrancisco), and Bilderberg's tiny secretariat sits in The Hague. The meetings now take place by informal rotation incountries of the Atlantic community.
Some 100 or more attend, by invitation of a steering committee. The meetings happen once a year, in the spring. Theylast 2.5 days (Thursday night until Sunday lunch) and are held in varying but always comfortable surroundings - in 1987Lake Como, before that Gleneagles. Apart from a half-day on the golf links or sleeping off the previous night's dinner,morning and afternoon sessions fill up the time.