Politicians

The annual Bilderberg conference is notable for the number of extremely senior elected official that attend the event. In 2013, Austria sent its State Secretary of Finance; Sweden sent its Foreign Minister and Finance Minister; and Holland and Great Britain sent their Prime Ministers. Here’s the full list:

HOLLAND
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister

GREAT BRITAIN
David Cameron, Prime Minister
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Kenneth Clarke, Cabinet Minister
Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

TURKEY
Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs

SWEDEN
Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance

POLAND
Jacek Rostowski, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister

FINLAND
Jutta Urpilainen, Minister of Finance

DENMARK
Bjarne Corydon, Minister of Finance

NORWAY
Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs (now MD of the World Economic Forum).

SPAIN
Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness

PORTUGAL
Paulo Portas, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

SWITZERLAND
Felix Gutzwiller, Member of the Swiss Council of States

AUSTRIA
Andreas Schieder, State Secretary of Finance

EU
José M. Durão Barroso, President, European Commission
Viviane Reding, Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission

Other, unelected figures in public roles include:
Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
Sir John Kerr, Independent Member, House of Lords (UK)
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Mario Monti, Senator for Life, Former Prime Minister (ITALY)

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