| Narcis Serra |
(economist, politician, deep state actor)
|Born||30 May 1943|
|Alma mater||Autonomous University of Barcelona|
Spanish politician and deep state actor. Directed extensive deep state - possibly Gladio-linked - surveillance apparatus. Deputy Prime Minister of Spain 1991-95. Mentioned by IfS.
Narcís Serra i Serra is a Spanish politician and deep state actor, who was Minister of Defence 1982-1991 and Deputy Prime Minister from 1991 to 1995. Through the intelligence service Cesid, he controlled an extensive deep state surveillance network through the intelligence agency Cesid, which in the 1980s also was repsonsible for Gladio activities.. He attended the 1990 and 1991 Bilderberg meetings.
Minister of Defence
He was Minister of Defence between 1982 and 1991. During the years 1983 until 1987, the GAL (an acronym for Grupos Antiterroristas de Liberación, "Antiterrorist Liberation Groups") were active. These were Gladio-like death squads illegally established by officials of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE)-led governments. to fight against ETA, the principal Basque separatist militant group.
In 1992, Serra had asked the former director general of the Civil Guard, Luis Roldan, to hire a Kroll Associates, a private investigation agency and suspected front for the CIA, to look into Banesto bank president Mario Conde's business dealings and possible involvement in arms deals. Serra disbursed close to 600,000 dollars from the reserved funds of the Ministry of the Interior for the 66 pages report.
Roldan disappeared for a time in 1994 as a judge prepared to bring corruption charges against him. In a secret interview with El Mundo, Roldan threatened to release information that would damage the government. 'I will not go to prison alone,' he said. Roldan showed El Mundo part of the official report, in English, and a bill for $500,000 from the Kroll Associates investigation agency in 1992.
He told the newspaper that copies of the report, known as the 'Dossier Crillon', were given to Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, Serra and former Finance Minister Carlos Solchaga. Neither the then Interior Minister Jose Luis Corceura, nor the Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Vera, were informed of the investigation, according to Roldan.
Spied on everybody
In 2021, former banker Mario Conde accused that Prime Minister Felipe González and Serra "controlled the [intelligence service] Cesid and used it for their purposes by embezzling money from the Spaniards". He called Serra a "regrettable character" and accused him of using his power in those positions "to spy on everyone who seemed important to him, including the King", Juan Carlos I.
Conde added that it was the former Secretary of State Julián Sancristóbal, with whom he happened to be in prison together with after being convicted of the GAL plot, who told him in prison that "Serra told him that the Bourbons had to be controlled because history showed that they were very dangerous because they had no loyalties to anyone."
Conde outlined his personal experiences with the unofficial powers that rule the country from the shadows, those being bankers, politicians, media moguls, and so on, in his 1994 book The System.
In 1990 Spanish newspapers started examining Gladio activities in Spain, including the possibility that individuals associated with Gladio also had links to right-wing terrorist groups. Defence Minister Serra ordered a "routine investigation" to determine the extent of any Spanish involvement in Gladio. At the same time he stated that Gladio was never established in Spain, and that when the socialist party came to power in 1982, they found no evidence of the organization.
|Boris Tadić||“In Serbia, for example, we used the Club de Madrid to get the former Spanish MOD, Narcis Serra, to act as mentor to the then MOD Boris Tadic. I brought Tadic to London via the Atlantic Treaty Association (of which IfS is now the UK Rep) to expand his horizons and link him to MPs. He eventually became President.”||Boris Tadić|
|15 October 2018|
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1990||10 May 1990||13 May 1990||New York|
|38th Bilderberg meeting, 119 guests|
|Bilderberg/1991||6 June 1991||9 June 1991||Germany|
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
|The 39th Bilderberg, 114 guests|