The 1981 Bilderberg Report
|Date||15 May 1981 - 17 May 1981|
|Location||Palace Hotel, Bürgenstock, Switzerland|
|Participants||Walter Scheel, Victor Halberstadt, Paul B. Finney, Willem F. Duisenberg, Oswald Aeppli, Giovanni Agnelli, Tage Andersen, Hannes Androsch, George W. Ball, Francisco P. Balsemao, Jack F. Bennett, Christoph Bertram, Ernst H. van der Beugel, Selahattin Beyazit, Erling Bjøl, Conrad M. Black, Laurens J. Brinkhorst, William P. Bundy, Ignacio Camunas Solis, Costa Carras, Theodore L. Eliot, Murray H. Finley, Gordon N. Fisher, Colette Flesch, Robert A. D. Ford, Knut Frydenlund, Arthur Furer, Kurt Furgler, Fritz Gerber, Sten Gustafsson, Geir Hallgrimsson, Denis W. Healey, Henry J. Heinz II, Alfred Herrhausen, Tankmar Horn, Josef Houthuys, Douglas R. Hurd, Per Hysing-Dahl, Hans Igler, Kamran Inan, F. Emmanuel Iselin, Daniel E. Janssen, Vernon E. Jordan, Claude Julien, Karlheinz Kaske, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Henry A. Kissinger, Andrew Knight, Max Kohnstamm, Léon Lambert, P. Lambrias, Emile van Lennep, Wolfgang Leonhard, Jacques Levesque, Flora Lewis, Klaus Liesen, Pierre Liotard-Vogt, Joseph M.A.H. Luns, Franz J. Lutolf, Donald S. MacDonald, Bruce K. MacLaury, David J. Mahoney, Charles Mathias, C. Peter McColough, Alois Mertes, John L. Mills, Walter F. Mondale, Thierry de Montbrial, Tor Moursund, Paul H. Müller, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, P. F. Niquille, Niels Norlund, Heinrich Oswald, Richard Pipes, Romano Prodi, David Rockefeller, Bernard W. Rogers, Eric Roll, Hans Seidel (Austrian), Antoine Seilliere, Stefano Silvestri, Christopher Soames, Theo Sommer, Herbert Stein, Arthur R. Taylor, Gaston Thorn, Malcolm Toon, Victor H. Umbricht, Hans Vatne, Jean-François Verdonnet, Marcus Wallenberg, Baron R. von Wechmar, Niels Werring, George F. Will, Lars Wohlin, Daniel Yankelovich, Andreas Z'Graggen|
|Witnessed by||Charles Getchell, Grant F. Winthrop, Patrick O’Connor, Prince Karl J. Schwarzenberg, Jose Luis Gomes, Hanno Hartmann, Anne Hoogendoorn, Malcolm J. McKechnie, Charles Muller, Etienne Reuter, Raymond T. Roe, F. Stoecker|
The 1981 Bilderberg Meeting was the 29th such meeting and had participants from 18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations". It was chaired by Walter Scheel, and was held at the Palace Hotel, Bürgenstock, Switzerland. The 98 guests included 14 business executives, 21 politicians, 10 financiers, 14 editors/journalists and 5 academics.
The 1981 Bilderberg Conference Report has been leaked and is now online. There were three topics on the agenda, followed by a morning's panel discussion.
1. What Should Western Policy Be Toward the Soviet Union in the 1980's?
There were three working papers. The first working paper, by Malcolm Toon, was entitled Dealing with the Soviet Union in the 1980's. The second working paper, by Dennis Healey, was entitled Russia and the West in the Eighties. The third, by Wolfgang Leonhard was entitled The Soviet Union and East Europe: Their Problems, Contradictions and Perspective.
2. Obstacles to Effective Coordination of Western Policies
There were two working papers. The first was by George Ball. The second working paper was by Gaston E. Thorn.
3. How Can the Western Economies Put Their House in Order?
There were two working papers. The first, by Herbert Stein, was entitled Economic Problems of the Industrial Democracies: A View from the United States. The second working paper, by Alfred Herrhausen, was entitled How Can The Western Economies Put Their House in Order?
4. Panel Discussion
The first topic, introduced by a paper from Emile van Lennep, was of international economic issues. The second was a discussion of current events.