The 1980 Bilderberg Report
|Date||18 April 1980 - 20 April 1980|
|Location||Parkhotel Quellenhof, Bad Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany|
|Participants||Alec Douglas-Home, Ernst H. van der Beugel, William P. Bundy, C. Frits Karsten, Oswald Aeppli, K. B. Andersen, George W. Ball, John F. H. Baring, Reginald Bartholomew, Luigi Barzini, Frederic Bennett, Jack F. Bennett, Giorgio Benvenuto, Christoph Bertram, Selahattin Beyazit, M. Nuri Birgi, Birgit Breuel, Guido Brunner, McGeorge Bundy, Ignacio Camunas Solis, Costa Carras, Olivier Chevrillon, Gian Cittadini Cesi, Emilio G. Collado, Peter Corterier, Étienne Davignon, Thomas R. Donahue, Hedley Donovan, Willem F. Duisenberg, William B. Duncan, Theodore L. Eliot, Bernard Esambert, Luigi Ferro, Murray H. Finley, Paul B. Finney, Jean-Claude Gisling, Ronald H. Grierson, Anthony G.S. Griffin, Alfred Grosser, Herbert Grunewald, Victor Halberstadt, Geir Hallgrimsson, Helmut Haussmann, Denis Healey, H. John Heinz II, Alfred A. Herrhausen, H.F. van den Hoven, Gunter Huonker, Douglas Hurd, Hans Igler, Daniel E. Janssen, Joseph E. Johnson, Vernon E. Jordan, Karlheinz Kaske, Helmut Kohl, Walther L. Kiep, Henry A. Kissinger, Max Kohnstamm, Andrew Knight, Joseph Kraft, Léon Lambert, Graf Otto Lambsdorff, Albert Legault, Jhr. Emile van Lennep, Walter J. Levy, Winston Lord, Björn Lundvall, Joseph M.A.H. Luns, Franz Lutolf, Donald S. MacDonald, H. Ian Maconald, Bruce K. MacLaury, Judith Maxwell, Jose Medeiros Ferreira, Thierry de Montbrial, Niels Norlund, Jean-Paul Parayre, James A. Perkins, Robert Pitti-Ferrandi, Gerhard Prinz, Romano Prodi, David Rockefeller, Eric Roll, Gerhard Schmidt, Helmut Schmidt, Furst Karl J. Schwarzenberg, Antoine Seilliere, Stefano Silvestri, Henri F. Simonet, Baron Snoy et d'Oppuers, Theo Sommer, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Dieter Spethmann, Barbara Spinelli, Max van der Stoel, Shepard Stone, Terkel Terkelsen, Franklin Thomas, Gaston Thorn, Otto G. Tidemand, Leo Tindemans, Heinrich Treichl, Gregory F. Treverton, Harry Tuzo, Victor H. Umbricht, Helen Vlachos, Marcus Wallenberg, Klaus Waris, Baron R. von Wechmar, Niels Werring, Joseph H. Williams, Lars M. Wohlin, Otto Wolff von Amerongen|
|Witnessed by||Charles Getchell, Ulf Böge, Franz Schoser, Georg Zimmer-Lehmann, Hans-Jorg Budishin, N. Dreihann-Holenia, Anne Hoogendoorn|
The 1980 Bilderberg Meeting was the 28th such meeting and had participants from 18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations". It was held at the Parkhotel Quellenhof, Bad Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany. The 113 guests included 16 business executives, 27 politicians, 10 financiers, 11 editors/journalists and 10 academics.
The 1980 Bilderberg Conference Report has been leaked and is now online. The topic on the agenda was America and Europe: Past, Present and Future, broken down into three aspects:
1. Political Aspect
There were two working papers. The first working paper, from France, was entitled Europe And The United States - Yesterday And Tomorrow. The second working paper, from the US, was entitled The Americans And The Alliance in 1980.
2. Security Aspect
There were three working papers. The first, an international paper, was entitled New Threats And old Allies: Prospects For The Security Of Europe And America. The second working paper, by a German, was entitled Energy Policy, Monetary Policy, Foreign trade And Payments: Relations Between Europe And The U.S.. The third, by a Canadian, was entitled Economic Relations Between North America And Europe.
3. Economic Aspect
This was a half day discussion, with no working papers prepared.
The UK newspaper The Daily Mirror published an expose by Robert Eringer.