This meeting is particularly unusual because it is so small and informal, but it is possible that they may have switched up their tactics after the massive turnout for this year's Bilderberg protest. It is also possible that these smaller meetings happen all the time, but were always able to slide under the radar.
This meeting is also unusual because they aren't renting out an entire hotel, in fact, they are using a hotel that is hosting a massive event at the same time. The hotel they have chosen is "the De Russi", which is the site of this year's International Film Festival, so that was either a major scheduling error or an attempt to hide in plain sight.
Despite all of the commotion surrounding the hotel this week, local publications were able to publish detailed lists of those who are attending the event. Most of the publications to cover the meeting are suggesting that the topic of discussion will be the new commissioner for Spain, Greece, Italy and other areas of the European Union that are in dire economic crisis.
According to one translated article:
"It seems like a provocation. The Bilderberg Group meets in secret in Rome. Likely to decide the fate (and maybe the commissioner) of Italy, Greece and Spains. In secret, but in the wrong place, because the hotel chosen for the meeting, the De Russie, in these days is besieged by reporters, photographers and fans for the presence of stars participating in the International Film Festival in capital. Nice try, even if the megavertice (which we do not know if will also attend the cutting edge Mario Monti) is strictly behind closed doors. And, despite the spotlight on the Festival, there is no official trace in the Italian media of this event. The news a few websites and the newspaper Libero."Surprisingly there has been a record and a list taken of those in attendance, ranging from international bankers to world political leaders. The translated article also has two separate sections listing the various Bilderberg members in attendance.
Local newspapers have estimated the cost of the event at 100 euros, for the 80 some people in attendance.
Just this past year in 2012, Bilderberg had their most recent large scale meeting in Virginia and this time the crowds protesting them had grown exponentially.
The IntelHub was on location with exclusive reports, articles, pictures and videos.
Our coverage for this years Bilderberg event and protest can be found at THIS LINK. For a quick navigation of my personal articles on the event, you can find them through THIS LINK.
Other sources for this article include:
-La Setta Dei Potenti Colta Sul Fatto: Oggi Vertice a Roma
-Il "club" Bilderberg a Roma Per commissariare l'Italia
-La riunione del gruppo Bilderberg a Roma. Ci sarà anche Monti?
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
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