The Transatlantic Agenda

By Deanna Spingola

Written on November 15, 2009

Posted May 15, 2015

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Long before George W. Bush met with Paul Martin, then Canada’s Prime Minister and Vicente Fox, then Mexico’s president at Baylor University in the miserably memorialized city of Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005, he had a similar meeting in Göteborg, Sweden on June 14, 2001 with Romano Prodi, then European Commission President and Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, then President of the European Council. There were several reasons for this media-blacked-out meeting but the essential purpose was the discussion and implementation of the Transatlantic Agenda, supported by both E.U. and U.S. authorities. [1]


The Transatlantic Agenda was adopted on December 3, 1995 at the EU-US Summit in Madrid and signed by William Clinton, then U.S. president and Felipe Gonzalez, then Spanish Prime Minister and Jacques Santer, then European Commission President (1995 – 15 March 1999). The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. [2] On 1 May 2004 the European Union (EU) undertook an historic enlargement, bringing the total number of Member States from fifteen to twenty five.


Then again from June 25 – 26, 2004, George W. Bush met with Romano Prodi and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, then President of the European Council in the Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland. [3] They discussed Iraq, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. The summit ended with an agreement between the satellite navigation systems, GPS from the US and the EU’s Galileo system, which secures full interoperability of the two satellite navigation systems. This agreement, initiated in December 1995, was signed by U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, Commission Vice President Loyola de Palacio and Irish Foreign Minister, Brian Cowen. The system will be operational by 2008, possibly to coincide with Real ID? [4]


The crux of this media-blacked-out summit: “The EU and the US are committed to a result-driven economic partnership focused on well-identified and mutually beneficial bilateral projects in all areas where better cooperation between governments and regulators can achieve common solutions to concrete problems affecting transatlantic business.” [5] They expanded on the Transatlantic Economic Partnership Action Plan of 1998 and the Positive Economic Agenda roadmap of 2002. Right, we never heard of those meetings or schemes either!


Another issue was non-compliance with the WTO, “a legal system set up to regulate and bring order to world trade. As such, upon accession to the organization, WTO members agree to stand by and uphold any decisions that the WTO takes. Full compliance with WTO rulings is therefore one of the fundamental cornerstones on which the continued functioning of the international trade system rests.” [6]


Then there was the summit in June 2005 where they “launched the ‘Initiative to Enhance Transatlantic Economic Integration and Growth.’” And how about the meeting on November 30, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium which was a follow-up to the commitments made at the U.S.-EU summit in June 2005? The U.S. delegation was led by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. “The delegations agreed to concrete action plans and timelines to tackle the most significant issues in the trans-Atlantic economy, according to a press release from the Council of the European Union.” [7] There was another meeting on November 9, 2006 where they talked about the Transatlantic Capital Market Integration. [8]


What next – the Amero? That is the least of our worries. While the astute are focused on the NAU, there are other issues. Foreign Affairs, published by the CFR had the following to say: “the world economy and the international financial system have evolved in such a way that there is no longer a viable model for economic development outside of them.” [9]


“The right course is not to return to a mythical past of monetary sovereignty, with governments controlling local interest and exchange rates in blissful ignorance of the rest of the world. Governments must let go of the fatal notion that nationhood requires them to make and control the money used in their territory. National currencies and global markets simply do not mix; together they make a deadly brew of currency crises and geopolitical tension and create ready pretexts for damaging protectionism. In order to globalize safely, countries should abandon monetary nationalism and abolish unwanted currencies, the source of much of today's instability.” [10] Given the CFR’s influence in foreign, national and personal policies, this is significant.


On April 30, 2007, Bush signed an unconstitutional treaty with the European Union committing the U.S. to a “deeper transatlantic economic integration” now that we are “at the forefront of globalization.” “The Transatlantic Economic Council is hereby established.” Bush failed to inform Congress, let alone obtain ratification. This document was signed by George W. Bush, Angela Merkel, then President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. [11]


Then on April 30, 2007 there was yet another meeting, mentioned in the alternative media but blacked-out in the mass media. This meeting was entitled: Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the United States of America and the European Union with the opening paragraph: “Believing that deeper transatlantic economic integration and growth will benefit our citizens and the competitiveness of our economies, will have global benefits, will facilitate market access for third countries and will encourage other countries to adopt the transatlantic economic model of respect for property rights, openness to investment, transparency and predictability in regulation, and the value of free markets; … [12] There is an Open Skies agreement that will take effect on March 30, 2008 and will allow EU carriers to fly to anywhere in the US and vice versa.” The conspirators reaffirmed America’s commitment to the 2005 U.S.-EU Summit Declaration on Enhancing Transatlantic Economic Integration and Growth in which they “resolved to pursue a forward-looking agenda to enhance transatlantic economic integration and growth, and our commitments from the June 2006 Summit to redouble our efforts to reduce barriers to transatlantic trade and investment and our pledge to keep our investment regimes open and to build on existing investment flows to boost growth and create jobs in the transatlantic economy.” [13]


Further it was stated: “We have identified … projects, selected from the existing work program and other programs within the existing transatlantic dialogue, that will significantly enhance transatlantic economic integration, and we resolve to achieve progress on these projects within six to eight months of the effective date of this Framework, and at latest by the time of the 2008 EU-U.S. Summit.” [14]


There are co-chairs on both sides: “The Transatlantic Economic Council is hereby established, to be co-chaired, on the U.S. side, by a U.S. Cabinet-level official in the Executive Office of the President (embedded January 2005), Allan Hubbard and on the EU side by a Member of the European Commission, Vice President Guenter Verheugen, collaborating closely with the EU Presidency.” [15] Where is our comatose Congress on this “treaty,” this plan to integrate the EU and the United States? Some Americans have been heavily distracted by the North American Union and the wide open southern border.


Allan Hubbard

So what kind of individual is Allan Hubbard, a huge contributor to the Republican Party? He attended the Bilderberg meetings in 2004 and 2005. The Logan Act specifically states that it is against the law for federal officials to attend secret meetings with private citizens to develop public policies. However, the American government was represented in 2005 at Rottach-Egern by Allan Hubbard, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. Others attended as well: “William Luti, deputy undersecretary of defense; James Wolfensohn, outgoing president of the World Bank and Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of state, an ideologue of the Iraq war and incoming president of the World Bank. By attending the Bilderberg 2005 meeting, these people broke the federal laws of the United States.” [16] So, what else is new? Laws are for the rest of us. President Bush joshes with Allan B. Hubbard at a fundraiser in Indianapolis. Hubbard, a Bush Pioneer and chemical industry executive, attended Harvard Business School with Bush. (Kelly Wilkinson -- Indianapolis Star)





During the George H.W. Bush Administration, big business personalities were placed in key regulatory positions. An effort to weaken certain regulations was led by Vice President Quayle who employed a group called the White House Council on Competitiveness to spearhead the campaign. “In 1991 the Council’s executive director, Allan Hubbard, was accused of a conflict of interest because of his financial holdings in corporations that stood to benefit from a deregulatory agenda. One of those companies was an Indiana chemical producer of which Hubbard was a half-owner.” [17] This company has done business with third world dictators. [18]


“By quashing an EPA recycling regulation that affected his family's newspaper business, Quayle violated the most minimal ethical standards. One expert bluntly described the vice president's actions as ‘the common alley-cat breed of conflict of interest.”’  Quayle gave Hubbard a waiver from our conflict-of-interest laws. This waiver allowed Hubbard to participate in clean-air regulatory decisions that directly affected his financial interests. [19] Hubbard owned stock in an electric utility company, another industry subject to new Clean Air Act requirements. In response to these conflict of interest charges the White House displayed a waiver from conflict of interest laws that Quayle granted Hubbard in June 1991. [20]


Hubbard attended Harvard Business School with George W. Bush and appears to travel in like-minded company. Hubbard raised more than $300,000 for Bush's presidential campaigns and was intimately involved in Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, holding policy tutorials for the candidate and recruiting other policy advisers for the campaign. “An original Bush ‘Pioneer,’ Hubbard raised more than $100,000 for the president's 2000 campaign, and then made the list of 221 Bush supporters last year who raised more than $200,000 each. He also contributed more than $94,000 to Republican candidates and campaign committees since the 2000 election cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. His wife, Kathryn Hubbard, gave nearly $20,000 more.” [21] Allan B. Hubbard has always been a big Republican contributor for which he was undoubtedly amply rewarded.


It appears we are on the fast track to the One World Order. With George H. W. Bush giving or selling our infrastructure through an Executive Order and his son, things looks pretty dismal. [22]


Thomas Jefferson said: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies . . . If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] . . . will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered . . . The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” -- Thomas Jefferson -- The Debate over the Re-charter Of The Bank Bill, (1809)

See Also:

Rethinking the New Atlantic Agenda
EU/US Merger: New Global Order By Stealth

 The Myth of Bretton Woods
Across Federal Spectrum

List of OECD Member countries - Ratification of the Convention on the OECD
Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

[1] First Summit between EU leaders and US President George W. Bush, June 12, 2001

[2] European Commission, Wikipedia

[3] EU – US Summit, Ireland, 25-26 June 2004

[4] Agreement between Galileo and the Global Positioning System (GPS), PDF file

[5] EU-US Bilateral Economic Relations, PDF file  

[6] US Non-Compliance With WTO Rulings, PDF file     

[7] United States, European Union Hold Informal Economic Ministerial 

[8] Statement on U.S.-EU Economic Ministerial

[9] The End of National Currency by Benn Steil, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007

[10] The End of National Currency by Benn Steil, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007

[11] Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the United States of America and the European Union, April 30, 2007   Read the entire document!!

[12] Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the United States of America and the European Union, April 30, 2007    

[13] US and EU agree 'single market' The United States and the European Union have signed up to a new transatlantic economic partnership at a summit in Washington

[14] US and EU agree 'single market' The United States and the European Union have signed up to a new transatlantic economic partnership at a summit in Washington

[15] US and EU agree 'single market' The United States and the European Union have signed up to a new transatlantic economic partnership at a summit in Washington

[16] Bilderberg Group, USA Criminals

[17] The Revolving Door and Industry Influence On Public Policy by Peter O’Driscoll, Center of Concern & Scott Amey, Project On Government Oversight, P. 17, PDF File 

[18] Bilderberg Group

[19] Quayle Group Meddles with our Standards, December 23, 1991  

[20] Quayle

[21] Bush Picks Supporter as Economic Council Chief By Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post Staff Writer, Tuesday, January 11, 2005; Page E03

[22] Executive Order 12803 - Infrastructure Privatization, April 30th, 1992,