Source: European Parliament
During a press conference in Brussels in the newsroom at the Commission, a British journalist asked Commissioner Oettinger about his attendance at the Bilderberg Group meeting in Turin. Commissioner Oettinger defended himself by stating that he had attended ‘only in a personal capacity’.
According to various sources, the meeting was protected by a military-level security apparatus, and attended by some of the world’s most influential exponents in banking, industry and oil, as well as politics.
In view of the above:
Does Commissioner Oettinger not feel that it is incumbent upon him to explain what contacts he had at this meeting and, in particular, to exclude that such contacts could be regarded as conflicts of interest with his important role as Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, a role which requires him to be totally transparent with regard to all the documents produced on matters which, directly or indirectly, are his responsibility?