August 5th 2013: Andrew Brons has received a response to his Question (E-007204/2013) to the European Commission Requiring Written Answer on the Bilderberg conference.
At the recent Bilderberg meeting in Watford, London, to which Mr Barroso was invited:
1. What expenses, including travel and accommodation, did Mr Barroso incur which were paid for by the EU?
2 The Financial Times of 5 June 2013 stated that the topic of ‘nationalism’ was to be discussed.
– In what regard was nationalism discussed?
– Was ethnic nationalism discussed?
– Was nationalism of an EU secessionist nature discussed?
– Was the purpose to discuss combating nationalism and, if so, what suggestions were made in this respect?
– Which political parties were named and/or discussed at the conference?
3. Which meetings did Mr Barroso attend?
4. What contributions did he make?
5. Which other members of the Commission attended the conference?
6. What discussions did Mr Barroso hold with George Osborne MP and Ed Balls MP?
The answer given by Mr Barroso on behalf of the Commission said:
1. The participation of the President of the European Commission in the 2013 Bilderberg conference on 7 June 2013 in the United Kingdom did not involve costs for the European Commission.
3. The President attended discussions on international and European politics.
5. The Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship also participated in the 2013 Bilderberg conference in a session on “How big data is changing almost everything.”
2. 4. 6. The President attended this meeting in his personal capacity and there are no reports on the discussions held during these meetings.