Powerful leaders meet in Bucharest: Trilateral Commission event held in Romanian capital

Around 100 of the most powerful people in the world attended the Trilateral Commission’s European meeting, held in the Romanian capital city between October 15 and 17. It was for the first time Romania hosted the event of the commission, which is often referred to as the world shadow government.

The National Bank of Romania, the Romanian Atheneum, the Radisson Blu and Athenee Palace Hilton hotels in Bucharest hosted the ceremonies. A dinner under the patronage of president Traian Băsescu was also organized. Discussion about the new strategic NATO concept and the nuclear disarming were on the meeting’s agenda.

Many important people, among which former US president Bill Clinton, the president of Goldman Sachs, the president of JP Morgan Chase, of British American Tobacco, international bankers and media tycoons were expected to show up. Irish businessman Peter Sutherland (in picture) is the head of the European chair of the Trilateral Commission. He is also non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and he is on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group.

Romania is also represented in the Trilateral Commission by the governor of the National Bank, Mugur Isărescu and by Mihai Tănăsescu, the country’s representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Trilateral Commission is a private organization, established to foster closer cooperation among the United States, Europe and Japan.It was founded in July 1973 at the initiative of David Rockefeller, who was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations at that time. Its members include the price Charles of Great Britain, Jose Manuel Barroso– the president of the European Commission, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schroder.

See below a short movies showing some of the Trilateral Commission members in Bucharest (courtesy of Infocon.ro). See here the complete list of members of the Trilateral Commission for Europe.

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