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The Dutch Government and Davos - The Great Reset

“In addition to Sigrid Kaag, Minister Wopke Hoekstra is working with the WEF on the Great Reset: “your contribution to the work of the Great Reset will be especially critical” and “your participation becomes a major force in shaping the Great Reset.” Resist. Become a member,” Dutch Member of Parliament Pepijn van Houwelingen tweeted earlier today.

Pepijn van Houwelingen is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives. He obtained a copy of the invite in response to written Parliamentary questions addressed to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

On 28 May 2021 van Houwelingen submitted written “Parliamentary questions” regarding “The Character of, and Relations of Cabinet Members with, the World Economic Forum.”

The Dutch cabinet responded but van Houwelingen submitted further written questions on 12 August and then again on 21 September. His final request listed 42 questions of which Question 12 read: “Can we get those invites [from WEF] for inspection?

The House of Representative questions can be found by following this LINK and downloading the document after following the “parliamentary question” link for any particular question.. The documents are in Dutch. We have translated van Houwelingen’s questions of 21 September into English, using Google translate, and attached the English version below.

On 10 July 2020, the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) wrote to Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoestra to invite him to the 51st WEF annual forum.

“The discussions will focus on shaping policies for the post-Covid-19 era under the theme of the Great Reset … As a member of the Regional Action Group for Europe and Eurasia, your contribution to the work of the Great Reset will be especially critical at the annual meeting … your participation will be crucial to shaping the future of the global financial system … The Forum will work with your staff to ensure your participation will become a major force in shaping the Great Reset.”

Minutes before, van Houwelingen tweeted an image of the WEF invite to the then Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag.

Kaag’s invite, dated 1 July 2020, from WEF included the generic words of Hoestra’s but was tailored to include: “As you co-chair the Forum’s Global Action Group and are a member of the Regional Action Group for the Middle East and North Africa your contributions to the work of the Great Reset will be especially critical at the Annual Meeting. Your participation in the deliberations in Davos would also ensure that the Netherlands take a large role in shaping the future of the global trading system.”

On the 16 September, Kaag announced she was resigning as Minister of Foreign affairs over the Dutch evacuation amid the crisis in Afghanistan.

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Documents prove the Dutch Government is colluding with the WEF to implement The Great Reset

The Netherlands is the proud host of the Global Co-ordination Secretariat (“GCS”) for the worldwide network of Food Innovation Hubs’, wrote Foodvalley; the leading European innovation hub in this network.

“It was great to have support for the initiative by Foodvalley members Mengniu Dairy, DSM and Unilever this week at the online WEF Davos panel session on transformation of food systems,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on 26 January.

Foodvalley’s article continued: “More than 20 organisations are already working together as Food Innovation Hubs in Colombia, India, Europe, South-East Asia and several countries in Africa. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided multi-year support for the development of a Food Innovation Hub in India and several public and private sector partners have committed in-kind resources to support the development of hubs in various regions.”

What Foodvalley did not mention is that the Netherlands was host to the GCS because the Dutch government was planning to fund it.

Foodvalley also avoids pointing out that the initiative has a “special attention for development and implementation of key enabling technologies e.g., Digitalisation Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, biotechnology and micro and nanotechnology in the Agri Food sector.”

Pepijn van Houwelingen, a member of the Dutch House of Representatives, asked 42 written questions of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on 21 September 2021. On 17 December, Tom De Bruijn, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, provided answers to questions 10 and 12.

The relevant questions read (Google translate Dutch-English):

Question 2: Can there be a list of the status of cabinet members at the WEF?

Question 10: The answer to question 2 about the previous set of questions on this subject indicates that cabinet members are approached by the WEF, how are they approached? Is this done at the personal invitation of Schwab itself?

Question 12: Can we get those invites for inspection?

Assuming Dutch government works in a broadly similar fashion to the UK government, written questions, or questions which require a written answer, allow Members of Parliament (“MPs”) to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. They are used by MPs to extract more detailed information from the Government than would be practical in an oral answer.

The European Parliament has a similar system where questions with a request for a written answer may be put by any Member, political group, or parliamentary committee. Although in mid-November the European Parliament was deeply dissatisfied with the way in which the European Commission answers its written questions. “Those answers often come too late and are deliberately vague, incomplete, evasive or even completely beside the point.,” AD reported.

De Bruijn’s response to van Houwelingen’s questions 10 and 12 included a list and 7 sets of attachments consisting of World Economic Forum (“WEF”) correspondence with:

  • Prime Minister Rutte (2016 – 2021);

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Koenders, Minister Zijlstra and Minister Blok (2017 – 2018);

  • Minister Ploumen, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Kaag and Minister De Bruijn (2016 – 2021);

  • Public Health, Welfare and Sport Minister Schippers and Medical Care and Sport Minister Bruins (2016 – 2021);

  • Economic Affairs and Climate Minister Wiebes and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Minister Schouten (2019 – 2021);

  • Finance Minister Hoekstra (2017 – 2021); and,

  • Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen, State Secretary Van Veldhoven and State Secretary Van Weyenberg (2019 – 2021).

Attached below is De Bruijn’s 17 December response listing the correspondence between WEF and Dutch government officials as summarised above (Google translate Dutch-English).

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The first 8 pages of the first set of attachments (download HERE) contains correspondence relating to the creation of the GCS in the Netherlands for the global network of Food Innovation Hubs.

The Dutch government wrote a letter to WEF “on behalf of the Dutch Ministers of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and Agriculture, Nature and Food quality together with the Regional Food Agency Oost NL” prior to the official signing of the letter of intent.

“We strongly believe that establishing the GCS in the Netherlands will be mutually beneficial and proof of great benefit to the efficacy and impact of the global network of Food Innovation Hubs,” the letter stated.

The letter of intent was signed by Eric Wiebes, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, on 8 December 2020 and by WEF on 5 January 2021.

Amongst other things the letter of intent states: “The Dutch innovation and agricultural policy are very much in line with the topics that are considered crucial by WEF for Food System Transformation … missions have been defined in line with the SDG addressing topics like of sustainability circular agriculture, safe, healthy and affordable food for all climate neutrality as well as consumer behaviour. There is special attention for development and implementation of key enabling technologies e.g., Digitalisation Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, biotechnology and micro and nanotechnology in the Agri Food sector.”

The letter of intent concludes “the anticipated outcome for both Participants Is the establishment of the WEF GCS in the Netherlands.”

On 11 May 2021 Wiebes granted WEF funding of EUR 651,000 to establish and develop the GCS in the Netherlands. The first instalment of EUR 217,000 was paid around 22 June 2021. The Dutch government will pay equal second and third instalments in 2022 and 2023.

Page 8, is an informal translation of the Dutch government’s decision (page 7) regarding the request from the WEF for funding. You can read the full decision in the attachment below.

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