Notice, this article is from UK, sourced from Agence France-Presse. Very few articles in the U.S. press.
Never mind the G7 or Davos, it’s Bilderberg time
By Simon Sturdee | AFP – Thu, Jun 11, 2015
It’s in the Alps and it involves powerful people hobnobbing. But this is not the G7 or Davos, it’s the highly exclusive Bilderberg meeting, an altogether more discreet affair starting Thursday.
Held in an Austrian luxury hotel cordoned off by armed police and with military choppers overhead, this four-day pow-wow brings together around 140 movers and shakers from politics, high finance, business and academia.
They include several prime ministers, a host of bankers, technology gurus, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, the head of NATO and top executives like Eric Schmidt of Google (Xetra: A0B7FY – news) and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary. …
Security around the venue in western Austria is ultra-tight, with police stopping anyone not invited getting anywhere near the venue — on pain of a 500-euro ($565) fine.
Some 2,100 extra police will be on duty over the coming days, with protesters planning to stage a demonstration on Saturday, and the only road leading to the hotel is blocked.
And for good measure, the Kronen-Zeitung tabloid cited the military as saying a “special low-altitude radar is in position and Kiowa helicopters armed with machine guns are carrying out patrols”.