By Mike Wright
The activities of the Bilderberg Group are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Lists of guests and locations are not disclosed until after its annual meetings and no agendas or minutes of its conferences – which include democratically-elected government ministers from across the globe – have ever been published.
The group claims its secrecy “has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely”.
Yet is has led to criticism the group acts an informal global power network that circumvents open democratic government.
As such its annual meetings have attracted a growing number of protestors.