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TO-MEI~08 15:08 Van-FAX O71~6290522 ++91-715260822, T05 Pol FTI BILDERBERG MEETINGS POBox 3017 Fax 431715280522 2301 DA LEIDEN “Tho Netherlands| FAX Date 19 May 2009 To Mr. Mateo lasticfox Fax# +333 5901 8861 Subject Press release From Maja Banck Ref # 1 Pages 6 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This fax and/or document is legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copy of this telecopy is strictly prohibited. TO-MEI~08 15:08 Van-FAX O71~6290522 ++91-715260822, 1-085 P.02/08 FTI PRESS RELEASE BILDERBERG MEETINGS 17 May 2009 ‘The 57° Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Vouliagmeni, Greece 14 — 17 May 2009. The Conference will deal mainly with the financial crisis, governments and markets, role of institutions, market economics and democracies, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, US and the World, cyberterrorism, new imperialisms. protectionism, post-Kyoto challenges. Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance fom North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two- thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting. is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion. Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first mecting took place in May 1984. That pioncering meeting grew out of the concer expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Westen Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major tronds affecting Western nations in the difficult post-wat period, The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary poliey to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting intemational security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whoso unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum bas not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions js still - even increasingly - critical, ‘What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of leading citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of ‘current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the intemational economy: the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of the ‘Western nations, there remains a clear need to further develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated; the privacy of the meetings, which has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and frecly. In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal and off-the-tecord intemational forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced, Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the mectings, no conclusions ate reached, no recommendations are made and no policy statements issued. Since 1954, fifty-six conferences have been held. The names of the participants are made available to the press. Participants are chosen for their experience, their knowledge, and their standing; all participants autend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity, There will be no press conference, A list of participants is appended. 1eHEI-08 15 05 Van-FAX O71~5200522 17-5-2009 ++91-715260822, 1-085 P.03/06 F-TI2 BILDERBERG MEETINGS ‘Voultagment, Grecee 14-17 May 2009 FINAL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS BEL DEU USA GRC USA GRC TUR GRC NOR PRT FRA A SWE SWE CHE FRA USA AUT FRA ESP BEL USA GRC GBR GRC ITA USA DNK ITA DEU ESP AUT USA, RL USA Honorary Chairman Davignon, Etienne Ackermann, Josef Alexander, Keith B. Alogoskoufis, George Altman, Roger C. Arapogtou, Takis Babacan, Ali Bakoyannis, Dora Baksaas, Jon Frodrik Balsemdo, Francisco Pinto Baverez, Nicolas Bernabé, Franco Bildt, Carl Bjérklund, Jan Blocher, Christoph Bompard, Alexandre Boot, Max Bronner, Oscar Castries, Henri de Cobridn, Juan Luis Coene, Luc Collins, Timothy C. David, George A. Dearlove, Richard Diamantopoulou, Anna Draghi, Mario Eberstedt, Nicholas N. Eldrup, Anders Elkan, John Enders, Thomas Entrecanales, José Manuel Faymann, Werner Ferguson, Niall Gleeson, Dermat Graham, Donald E. Honorary Chairman, Bilderberg: Meetings; Vice Chairman, Suez- Tractebel ‘Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committeo, Deutsche Bank AG Dircetor, National Security Agency ‘Member of Parliament Chairman, Evercore Partners Ine. Chairman and CEO, National Bank of Greece Minister of State and Depury Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs President and CEO, Telenor Group Chairman and CEO. IMPRESA, 8.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP CEO, Telecom Italia $.p.A. Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister for Education; Leader of the Liberal Party Former Swiss Counselor; Former Chairman and CEO, EMS- Group CEO, Europe 1 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Scourity ‘Studics, Council on Foreign Relations Publisher and Editor, Der Standard Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA CEO, PRISA Vice Governor, National Bank of Belgium Senior Managing Ditector and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, Lc Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A. ‘Master, Pembroke College, Cambridge ‘Member of Parliament Governor, Banca é'Talia Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy, American, Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research President, DONG A/S Chairman, EXOR S.p.A.; Vice Chairman, Fiat $.p.A. CEO, Airbus SAS Chairman, Acciona Federal Chancellor Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University Chairman, AIB Group Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company