Willy Claes

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Person.png Willy Claes  Rdf-icon.png
(politician, fraudster)
Born1938-11-24
Hasselt, Belgium
Alma materFree University of Brussels
PartyDifferent Socialist Party
Bilderberger, fraudster, ex Secretary General of NATO.

Flag of NATO.svg Secretary General of NATO Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 October 1994 - 20 October 1995
Preceded bySergio Balanzino
Succeeded bySergio Balanzino
Resigned after the discovery of a bribe of over 50 million Belgian francs.

Employment.png Leader of the Party of European Socialists

In office
November 1992 - October 1994

[[|x22px|link=Minister of Foreign Affairs]] Minister of Foreign Affairs

In office
7 March 1992 - 10 October 1994

Bribe taking

Claes was Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1992 until 1994, and secretary general of NATO from 1994 until 1995, when he resigned after the discovery of a bribe of over 50 million Belgian francs that was accepted during contract negotiations with Agusta helicopters during the time he was minister of economic affairs. A criminal trial was handled by the Court of Cassation, which is responsible for cases involving minister in function. Claes received a fine of 60,000 Belgian Francs, a 3-year probationary sentence and a 5-year prohibition on running for public office.

Connections

As is standard for NATO Secretaries General, Willy Claes attended the Bilderberg group (in 1994) prior to being awarded the job.[1][2][3]

In 2010 he said on Belgian radio that each Bilderberg participant is given a report and they are "considered to use this report in setting their policies in the environments in which they affect". [4]


24 November 1938| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/19942 June 19945 June 1994Finland
Helsinki
Bilderberg/19958 June 199511 June 1995Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
Vouliagmeni
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
Versailles


References


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