Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers
| Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers |
2 July 1907
|Died||17 May 1991 (Age 83)|
|Children||Bernard Snoy et d'Oppuers|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee|
President of the European League for Economic Cooperation, Bilderberg Steering Committee
Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers was a Belgian economist who played an important role in post-WW2 economic developments, including internationally. For example, he was involved in the implementation of the Marshall plan.
He studied Law and Thomistic philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven.
After having worked for three years in the private sector, Jean-Charles Snoy in 1934 entered the service of the Ministry of Industry, the Middle Classes and Foreign Trade, newly created to deal with the economic crisis. In 1939, at 32, he was promoted to Secretary General of Economic Treaties and Negotiations.
During the Second World War, he first followed (in May 1940) the Belgian government in exile to the south of France, then, on instructions from the government, returned to Belgium in July 1940. In August 1940, he was removed from office by the German military occupation regime.
He joined, like many young Catholic intellectuals at the initiative of Henri Bauchau, the Service des volontaires du travail pour la Wallonie (SVTW). From the start, with the support from the Royal Palace and several officers and officer cadets, this right-wing - but not collaborationist - movement was marked by a strong attachment to the fatherland and to the monarchy; it was driven by the desire to "create a service allowing the youth to raise the country from its ruins and avoid sinking into idleness".
He would later form, with other senior officials dismissed like him, a group responsible for gathering economic and financial information for the Belgian government in exile in London, for the preparation of the post-war period. Upon the liberation of Brussels by the Allied troops in September 1944, he resumed his duties as Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a post he held until the end of 1959.
He played an important role in post-WW2 economic developments, including internationally. For example, he was involved in the implementation of the Marshall plan.
He was Secretary-General of the Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Head of the Belgian Delegation to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom at the Château of Val-Duchesse in 1956. He signed the Treaties of Rome for Belgium, together with Paul-Henri Spaak and Robert Rothschild in 1957. From 1982 until 1984, he was President of the European League for Economic Cooperation. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1960||28 May 1960||29 May 1960||Switzerland|
|The 9th such meeting and the first one in Switzerland. 61 participants + 4 "in attendance". The meeting report contains a press statement, 4 sentences long.|
|Bilderberg/1961||21 April 1961||23 April 1961||Canada|
|The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.|
|Bilderberg/1962||18 May 1962||20 May 1962||Sweden|
|The 11th Bilderberg meeting and the first one in Sweden.|
|Bilderberg/1963||29 March 1963||31 March 1963||France|
|The 12th Bilderberg meeting and the second one in France.|
|Bilderberg/1964||20 March 1964||22 March 1964||US|
|A year after this meeting, the post of GATT/Director-General was set up, and given Eric Wyndham White, who attended the '64 meeting. Several subsequent holders have been Bilderberg insiders, only 2 are not known to have attended the group.|
|Bilderberg/1965||2 April 1965||4 April 1965||Italy|
|The 14th Bilderberg meeting, held in Italy|
|Bilderberg/1966||25 March 1966||27 March 1966||Germany|
Hotel Nassauer Hof
|Top of the agenda of the 15th Bilderberg in Wiesbaden, Germany, was the restructuring of NATO. Since this discussion was held, all permanent holders of the position of NATO Secretary General have attended at least one Bilderberg conference prior to their appointment.|
|Bilderberg/1967||31 March 1967||2 April 1967||St John's College (Cambridge)|
|Possibly the only Bilderberg meeting held in a university college rather than a hotel (St. John's College, Cambridge)|
|Bilderberg/1968||26 April 1968||28 April 1968||Canada|
|The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1972||21 April 1972||23 April 1972||Belgium|
Hotel La Reserve
|The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.|
|Bilderberg/1973||11 May 1973||13 May 1973||Sweden|
|The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.|
|Bilderberg/1974||19 April 1974||21 April 1974||France|
Hotel Mont d' Arbois
|The 23rd Bilderberg, held in France|
|Bilderberg/1975||25 April 1975||27 April 1975||Turkey|
Golden Dolphin Hotel
|The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests|
|Bilderberg/1977||22 April 1977||24 April 1977||Imperial Hotel|
|The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.|
|Bilderberg/1978||21 April 1978||23 April 1978||US|
|The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|