Alles Schall und Rauch blog reports massive security around the hotel in Dresden where this year’s Bilderberg conference is being held.
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Striking is the absence of Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Peter Altmaier from the secretive meeting, They were all apparently invited but who declined to attend. These four politicians were the leading architects of the massive influx of illegal migrants into Germany last year.
Striking too is the choice of Dresden as the venue at a time when tensions with Russia are rising. The city in the former Eastern Germany is close to the border with Poland and the Czech Republic and Ukraine and Russia.