Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers

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Person.png Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
2 July 1907
Died17 May 1991 (Age 83)
ChildrenBernard Snoy et d'Oppuers
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
President of the European League for Economic Cooperation, Bilderberg Steering Committee

Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers


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.[1]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/196028 May 196029 May 1960Switzerland
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
Bilderberg/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
Bilderberg/19652 April 19654 April 1965Italy
Villa d'Este
Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
Bilderberg/196826 April 196828 April 1968Canada
Mont Tremblant
Bilderberg/197221 April 197223 April 1972Belgium
Hotel La Reserve
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 197421 April 1974France
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/197525 April 197527 April 1975Turkey
Golden Dolphin Hotel
Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen


  1. "Former Steering Committee Members". Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").

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