Étienne Davignon

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(deep politician, politician)
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Born 1932-10-04
Budapest, Hungary
Alma mater Catholic University of Louvain
Member of Bilderberg/Steering committee
Party Humanist Democratic Centre

Étienne Davignon is a deep politician and former chair of the Bilderberg Steering committee.

Career

After receiving a Doctorate of Law from the Université catholique de Louvain, Davignon joined the Belgian Foreign Ministry, in 1959, and within two years had become an attaché under Paul-Henri Spaak, then Minister of Foreign Affairs (a fellow Bilderberger-to-be who would later be NATO Secretary General).[1]

As chairman of Société Générale de Belgique, Étienne Davignon was a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.[1]

Davignon later became the first head of the International Energy Agency,[1] from 1974 to 1977, before becoming a member of the European Commission, of which he was vice-president from 1981 till 1985. From 1989 to 2001, he was chairman of the Belgian bank Société Générale de Belgique, which is now part of the French supplier Suez and was not an arm of the French bank Société Générale, but a Belgian institution. He is now Vice Chairman of Suez subsidiary, Suez-Tractebel.[2]

Bilderberg

Davignon attended many Bilderberg conferences (at least as far back as 1977) and took over from Peter Carrington as chairman of the annual Bilderberg conference in 1998, chairing until 2011.[3] He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[4] He moderated the 1986 Bilderberg discussion on 'Current Events: Terrorism'.

Euro creation

Étienne Davignon stated in a 2009 interview that the Bilderberg group "helped create the euro in the 1990s"[5], a claim which is given credence by the leadership of the European Monetary Institute, the European Central Bank and by a leaked report of the 1955 Bilderberg meeting which mentions a desire for a single European currency.

 

Events Participated in

EventDateLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/197221 April 1972 - 23 April 1972Hotel La Reserve
Knokke
Belgium
Bilderberg/197419 April 1974 - 21 April 1974Hotel Martinez
Cannes
France
Bilderberg/197722 April 1977 - 24 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Torquay
United Kingdom
Bilderberg/197821 April 1978 - 23 April 1978Princeton University
New Jersey
US
Bilderberg/198018 April 1980 - 20 April 1980Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen
Germany
Bilderberg/198313 May 1983 - 15 May 1983Château Montebello
Quebec
Canada
Bilderberg/198411 May 1984 - 13 May 1984The Grand Hotel
Saltsjöbaden
Sweden
Bilderberg/198510 May 1985 - 12 May 1985Arrowwood of Westchester
Rye Brook
New York
US
Bilderberg/198625 April 1986 - 27 April 1986Gleneagles Hotel
Scotland
Bilderberg/198724 April 1987 - 26 April 1987Villa D'Este
Cernobbio
Italy
Bilderberg/19883 June 1988 - 5 June 1988Interalpen-Hotel
Telfs-Buchen
Austria
Bilderberg/198912 May 1989 - 14 May 1989Gran Hotel La Toja
Island of La Toja
Spain
Bilderberg/199010 May 1990 - 13 May 1990Glen Cove
New York
US
Bilderberg/19916 June 1991 - 9 June 1991Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
Baden-Baden
Germany
Bilderberg/199221 May 1992 - 24 May 1992Royal Club Evian
Evian-les-Bains
France
Bilderberg/19942 June 1994 - 5 June 1994Helsinki
Finland
Bilderberg/19958 June 1995 - 11 June 1995Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
Vouliagmeni
Greece
Bilderberg/199630 May 1996 - 2 June 1996Toronto
Canada
Bilderberg/199712 June 1997 - 15 June 1997Lake Lanier
US
Georgia (state)
The 45th Bilderberg meeting
Bilderberg/199814 May 1998 - 17 May 1998Turnberry
Scotland
Bilderberg/19993 June 1999 - 6 June 1999Sintra
Portugal
Bilderberg/200124 May 2001 - 27 May 2001Stenungsund
Sweden
Bilderberg/200230 May 2002 - 2 June 2002Westfields Marriott
Chantilly
Virginia
US
Bilderberg/200315 May 2003 - 18 May 2003Versailles
France
Bilderberg/20043 June 2004 - 6 June 2004Stresa
Italy
Bilderberg/20055 May 2005 - 8 May 2005Rottach-Egern
Germany
Bilderberg/20068 June 2006 - 11 June 2006Ottawa
Canada
Bilderberg/20085 June 2008 - 8 June 2008Chantilly
Virginia
US
Bilderberg/200914 May 2009 - 17 May 2009Vouliagmeni
Greece
Bilderberg/20136 June 2013 - 9 June 2013Watford
UK
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.
Bilderberg/201429 May 2014 - 1 June 2014Copenhagen
Denmark
Mariott Hotel


References

  1. a b c "Étienne Davignon, President of CSR Europe". CSR Europe. Retrieved 30 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Etienne F. Davignon". Forbes. Retrieved 30 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Inside the secretive Bilderberg Group". BBC News. 29 September 2005.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Steering Committee". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. https://euobserver.com/political/27778