|"European Institute of Management"
|EIM and Permindex
|2014 update: 1969 EIM ad in a Habsburg Paneuropa publication
Note: This was originally a quickly-written update to which numerous additions have been made that seem to confirm the information.
Something readers might appreciate is that the "La Nebuleuse" article now features a picture of Felix and Daniel Przedborski. Underneath the picture we cite from an article of Georges Timmerman, a former long time editor for De Morgen newspaper, in which it is mentioned that Paul vanden Boeynants was among the friends of these supposed "Nebula" leaders. Although a link between VdB and the Przedborskis was already rather obvious from the ATLAS document, or even the fact that both men were members of Cercle des Nations, it's still nice to have that extra detail on paper.
Another nice detail added to "La Nebuleuse" is that back in the 1990s the next-door neighbors of Przedborski were the controversial oligarchs Boris Berezovsky, Roman Abramovich, and Badri Patarkatsishvili. Together these men largely ran the Russian economy with deep ties to the Russian and Chechen mobs, not to mention Israel.
In the Beyond the Dutroux Affair article a low-profile private intelligence firm with the name "European Institute of Management" (EIM) is discussed. It appears to have been a continuation of the private PIO intelligence group ran by Paul vanden Boeynants, Baron de Bonvoisin (update: Cercle visitor, thus linked to Shackley's criminal CIA group) and General Roman. This triumvirate gave orders to Major Jean Bougerol -- a person who received counter-insurgency training in the U.S., according to ultra-right CIA officer Ray Cline -- and the underground fascist militia leaders Paul Latinus and Francis Dossogne. Latinus received similar training in the U.S., officially under the banner of NATO and the DIA. In fact, CIA, DIA, DEA, NATO "Stay Behind", and Wackenhut connections were all over the place and on their behalf this Belgian group was in the business of running drugs and arms for the war against communism (update: see the American Security Council article for details). In the process these men were not avert to turning Belgium into a right-wing, pro-big business police state. Methods used appear to have included assassination, false-flag terrorism, and maybe just as important, large-scale pedophile entrapment operations.
In the chart below the reader can see the whole unofficial coup structure, including the approximate place PIO and later EIM would have taken up in Belgian's anti-communist underground network.
EIM appears to be a real spider in Belgium's web of intrigue. This is what was written about EIM in the Beyond Dutroux article:
"It is known that [the fascist militant group] Westland New Post, under the leadership of [Paul] Latinus remained in existence until 1984. And like [Francis] Dossogne [head of other fascist, subversive groups], Latinus took orders from Jean Bougerol and his PIO intelligence group, if not the DIA directly .
"Like Front de la Jeunesse, PIO was officially disbanded in 1981. However, Bougerol and his group did not disappear. PIO was absorbed into a completely private entity named the European Institute of Management (EIM). Bougerol was followed up by none other than long-time ambassador Douglas MacArthur II , a nephew of the famous general and by this time a very close friend and business associate of Sun Myung Moon . Like PIO had controlled Front de la Jeunesse, so EIM remained in control of Latinus' Westland New Post and likely several other aspects of the fascist underground. Marcel Barbier, head of security of WNP, joined EIM . Just as interesting, gendarme colonel Rene Mayerus became administrative-director of EIM . Mayerus had been a co-founder of the Special Intervention Squadron (Diana Group), and was a close acquaintance of Jean Bougerol, not to mention WNP members Bouhouche and Wackenhut director Calmette . He referred people looking for a security expert to WNP head Paul Latinus . After his retirement Mayerus was suspected of having spied on the BOB in Brussels for EIM and to have recruited Bougerol into EIM ."
This is what I knew back in 2007 when Beyond the Dutroux Affair was written. The only source on the European Institute of Management I could find at the time was the 1998 book De namen uit de doofpot (The names from the cover up), which stated that EIM took over the functions of PIO. In general the book appears plenty reliable, but EIM seems to be such a crucial aspect of the whole Beyond Dutroux article that more sources were definitely appreciated at the time.
In hindsight, Herwig Lerouge's book, referenced extensively in the Beyond Dutroux article, appears to have mentioned EIM too, but I've disposed of it in the mean time. Then again, it is a December 2009 article of George Timmerman about the life of Prince Alexander de Rethy (his mother and several other family members have been accused of child abuse) that really brings up new interesting information:
"The prince worked in the former colony for a firm part of the group of Michel Relecom, head of the brewery group Unibra, and at that moment one of the biggest Belgian private investors in Zaire. Unibra, that was controlled by the friends of VdB [Paul vanden Boeynants], owned a peculiar firm, the European Institute of Management (EIM), an innocent sounding name behind which a private intelligence agency was hidden." 
Years before this December 2009 article, De Morgen, Timmerman's long-time vey mainstream newspaper, had already published an article which prominently mentioned the European Institute of Management. The January 2006 article talked about 30 floppy disks that had been found in the home of Madani Bouhouche (accused of child abuse), the most notorious gangster in Belgian history who, two months earlier, had been killed when a tree landed on his head. The floppy disks came into the possession of De Morgen and they were able to crack one of them. Yes, that sounds like some kind of deliberate leak, but in any case, on this floppy disk the newspaper found an extensive client database of the questionable private detective firm Agence de Recherche et d'Information (ARI), which Bouhouche and his partner Bob Beijer had been running in 1984 and 1985.
It turns out that ARI was not your average nickel and dime private detective agency. It had hundreds of customers from all walks of life. Etienne Davignon (Bilderberg chair; accused of child abuse) once referred a U.S. diplomat to ARI and the Opusian lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont (accused of child abuse) brought in many clients. De Morgen repeated the information from the 1998 book De namen uit de doofpot (The names from the cover up) and added additional important details:
"The database irrefutably shows that the ARI maintained direct contact and carried out assignments for the American Embassy in Brussels and the Belgian branch of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). ...
"An old acquaintance on the list of clients of ARI is the Saudi secret service agent Faez El Ajjaz who gave himself out as a journalist. In the database Bouhouche and Beijer link him to the Vernaillen affair (the attempted assassination on the gendarme major Herman Vernaillen), the WNP and the European Institute of Management. ...
"Still other customers of ARI were recommended by former-gendarme colonel Rene Mayerus, director of the European Institute of Management, also a private intelligence service, with a seat directly across the American Embassy on the Brussels Kunstlaan. Chairman of EIM was the former American ambassador in Brussels, Douglas MacArthur II, the son of the famous general from the second world war. Owner of EIM was the late Michel Relecom, businessman with interests in Zaire, confidante of president Mobutu and chairman of the Belgian-African Chamber of Commerce. At the time, EIM had several contracts with the government of Zaire. In Belgium, thanks to Mayerus, one of the contracts the peculiar firm received was from the Department of Foreign Affairs for the security of diplomatic gatherings and high level conferences in several castle domains of the department, as the Egmont Palace. Later Mayerus brought Bouhouche and Beijer in contact with the American commercial intelligence bureau International Intelligence Inc. (Intertel). At the request of Intertel, we learn from the database, ARI for example investigated a firm which had offices on the the Brussels Meeusplein, coincidentally directly across the headquarters at the time of State Security." 
Interesting, ARI provides yet another link to the DEA and to the American Embassy in Brussels. In addition, it was already known that Bouhouche was a friend of DEA agent Jean-Francois Buslik, who was linked to the October 1981 Vernaillen and Goffinon assassination attempts. Buslik was a friend of "DEA" agent Frank Eaton, who in turn was one of the leaders of the criminal and subversive Group G cell within the gendarmerie. So with or without ARI, Bouhouche could already be tied to the DEA.
Also interesting is that Bouhouche and Beijer themselves link Faez El Ajjaz to the Vernaillen affair (investigated large scale drug trafficking accusation against the gendarmerie and one Paul Vanden Boeynants firms; both Vernaillen and his co-investigator survived assassination attempts), the WNP and EIM. One of Ajjaz's cars was used in the assassination attempts on Vernaillen and Goffinon. Bouhouche has always been one of the unofficial suspects in this affair, but at the time he himself headed the investigation into the attempt on Goffinon. Bouhouche had close ties to the fascist WNP, headed by Paul Latinus (DIA; NATO; PIO; CEPIC; Group G leader; committed suicide under bizarre circumstances), while Ajjaz's contact at the WNP was Latinus himself. From 1981 until Latinus was suicided in 1984, EIM was in control of WNP. So no surprises there that Ajjaz was tied to EIM by ARI.
At the time Ajjaz claimed to be a journalist working for the AFP. In reality he appears to have been a Syrian in close contact with the Saudi royal family and several Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Ajjaz has been accused of working with Count Carl Armfelt, a CIA agent and WACL member in close contact with Vanden Boeynants and de Bonvoisin, in high tech military supplies to Israel, Libanon, Lybia, Iraq, the PLO, IRA, ETA, and underground militant groups in Belgium and Sweden. Other accusations against Armfelt include that he played a large role in setting up the CIA's stay-behind network in Scandinavia and that in the Netherlands he was involved in planning the countercoup in Surinam against Cuba-leaning dictator Desi Bouterse. In all likelihood, Ajjaz was one of many CIA-assets along the lines described in the Cercle Pinay article, and he may well have been taking orders directly from Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal, a Cercle visitor and very close associate of the Bushes and Shackley's CIA clique.
The article of De Morgen really gives a lot of credibility to the claim that the head of EIM indeed was Douglas MacArthur II. Update: In fact, today we know that MacArthur II was very much involved with Belgian's political and business establishment. A citation from ISGP's American Security Council article:
"As an assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in the early 1950s, MacArthur II had come to know many important world leaders. In part he also followed into the footsteps of his father, and not just as a business partner of Sun Myung Moon.  While ambassador to Japan from 1957 to 1961, he negotiated the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty with prime minister Nobusuke Kishi , one of the suspected war criminals that had been released by his father, along with [Black Dragon Society terrorists and Yakuza chiefs] Kodama and Sasakawa. The Mutual Security Treaty was actually so unpopular, that Kishi was forced to resign.  This was despite the fact that Kodama, who had been working for MacArthur's father, had put together an army of 18,000 gangsters and ultra right youths to suppress leftist demonstrations. ...
"Also during his tenure as ambassador to Belgium from 1961 to 1965, MacArthur was said to represent both the CIA and the State Department and was suspected of involvement in Belgium's strategy of tension.  MacArthur was a major liaison between the U.S. and Belgian establishments, both as ambassador and in private capacity. During the Congo Crisis in the early 1960s he is known to have attended a dinner at the house of under secretary of state for political affairs Averell Harriman, together with Paul Henri Spaak, Robert Rothschild and Etienne Davignon.  Prime minister and defense secretary Paul vanden Boeynants was sucking up to him in the extreme and claimed in one of his letters that both had a mutual friend with the name "Jean Josi".  This turns out to be Jean-Marie Josi of Groupe Josi, with past board members as Albert Frere, Aldo Vastapane, Ado Blaton and Pierre Salik. Marie was also a director of Banque Bruxelles Lambert [like MacArthur II later], of Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas (financier of the Brussels WTC project), vice president of Brussels Airways under Charlie De Pauw in the late 1960s and vice president of Sobeli, under the presidency of Michel Relecom.  His son, Jean-Pierre Laurent Josi, is today a member of Cercle de Lorraine, where Etienne Davignon, Albert Frere, Maurice Lippens, Leopold Lippens and every other Belgian aristocrat can be found.
"These are all extremely familiar names for those who have read ISGP's articles on the Dutroux affair. Vanden Boeynants, Vastapane, Blaton, De Pauw, Davignon and the Lippens brothers have been accused of child abuse, often by multiple witnesses. MacArthur's connection to Michel Relecom is equally significant. After his retirement from government service in 1972 he and his wife went to live (at least part time) in Belgium, because their daughter was married to a Belgian and had a child there. MacArthur joined Banque Bruxelles Lambert as a director.  By the 1980s he sat on the board of the Belgian brewery firm Unibra, controlled by Relecom. Unibra owned a peculiar security advisory firm with the name European Institute of Management (EIM), headed by MacArthur from August 1981 to February 1985. ...
"[MacArthur II] joined the board of Maurice Greenberg's AIG in the first half of the 1980s and stayed on until his death in 1997.  The company, which has decades long CIA connections..."
MacArthur II's network is explained in more detail in the American Security Council article. In every respect he appears to have been a rather nasty piece of work, maybe even worse than his father, with deep ties to the highest level and most criminal aspects of the CIA and State Department. A very chilling aspect of the De Morgen article might be that it clearly demonstrates that Mayerus and Bouhouche were experts in securing castles and large estates. To explain, let's again quote from the Beyond Dutroux article:
"X1 identified Madani Bouhouche as the very violent driver of the BMW who took her to 'the factory' [ASCO of Roger Boas and Israeli army ties; contained a room for snuff and abuse sessions; Dumont, Vanden Boeynants, etc. went there] and Christian Amory [close associate of de Bonvoisin family and formerly the OAS terrorist, mercenary, and Wackenhut director Jean-Francis Calmette] as a sort of slave driver who brought her and her fellow victims to recording studios or parks where older men shot at hunted children. One of the colonels [that would be either Lhost or Mayerus] belonged to that group, X1 says. Her account about these kinds of hunting parties on human game, about which X2, X3, X4 and Nathalie W. later also speak, is by far the most controversial part of her testimony... One of the individuals that was recognized used to be a driver in a service [the Diana Group] that was headed by Lhost and was in the possession of heavy black BMWs [earlier reported having seen by X1]."
One of the places these hunting parties allegedly took place was around Chateau de Chimay (another possibility would be the de Merode domain, as well as the Solvay owned Chateau des Amerois) with such men as Paul vanden Boeynants, Baron de Bonvoisin, and the Lippens brothers participating. If these events indeed took place, it's interesting to note that Colonel Mayerus, with help from men like Bouhouche, would be the absolute perfect candidate to oversee security.
The really major new revelation by Timmerman is that EIM was owned by Unibra of Michel Relecom. Who is this person?
1978 and 1987 1001 Club membership lists. First published by ISGP.
Reading that this Michel Relecom since at least 1981 was the kingpin of the special relationship between Belgium's big business establishment and Zaire's dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, and that he was chairman of the Belgian-African Chamber of Commerce, the first thing that came to mind was that, like Mobutu, he might have been a member of the 1001 Club. And lo and behold, Relecom's name can be found in both the 1978 and 1987 membership lists of the 1001. As already discussed in another article, other Belgian members of the 1001 Club were Count Rene Boël (family member accused of trafficking in children; works closely with Solvay, Lippens, Davignon), Pierre Solvay (family continually linked to child abuse), Baron Daniel Janssen (accused of trafficking in children; works closely with Solvay, Lippens, Davignon) and Count Leopold Lippens (accused of child abuse by multiple sources, along with his brother and a cousin). In hindsight of the Beyond Dutroux article, all these (interrelated) families seem to be involved in rather questionable business affairs.
Like Przedborski and much of Belgium's right-wing establishment, Relecom used to be a member of Cercle des Nations back in the 1970s and early 80s. In fact, he sat on its honorary committee with Vanden Boeynants and other leading WACL aristocrats. Let's cite from the Beyond Dutroux article again:
"In 1969, Vanden Boeynants set up Cercle des Nations with a number of his political allies, including Baron de Bonvoisin (update: Cercle (Pinay) visitor, thus CIA) and Paul Vankerkhoven (secretary-general of Otto von Habsburg's and Alfredo Sanchez Bella's CEDI; founder of the Belgian branch of the WACL, also in 1969; update: Cercle (Pinay) visitor, thus CIA). Cercle des Nations was a private, aristocratic club, which started out with about 80 members who generally were royalist, staunchly anti-communist, pro-Nato, pro-European integration and highly fascist. Examples of the Cercle's fascist tendencies include the April 1970 reception in honor of the fascist colonels that ruled Greece, the January 1976 celebration of the 10th anniversary of Papa Doc's Haitian dictatorship, and its magazine's continuous support for the apartheid in Africa, and the dictatorships of Pinochet, Franco and Salazar [add to this list Mobutu]. The Cercle has been tied to organized crime and more than a few of its most prominent members have been accused of child abuse and child murder. Think, for instance, of Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Jean-Paul Dumont, Count Herve d'Ursel, Roger Boas, Charly De Pauw, Guy Mathot, Ado Blaton, General Rene Bats, Philippe Cryns and the de Merode family. ...
Interestingly, [Jean] Violet [founder of the international intelligence supergroup Cercle Pinay] is known to have been a member of Cercle des Nations ... It's probably no surprise to learn then that most, if not all, of these men, including Violet, belonged to Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta . It's also known that Violet, Vankerkhoven and Jonet worked closely with Otto von Habsburg ."
Patrice Lumbumba. First prime minister of an independent Zaire/Congo in 1960. CIA and Belgian intelligence sided with the mining and other corporations and first tried to breakaway Zaire's most important province, Katanga, headed by Moise Tshombe. This didn't last. Eventually a CIA trained and supported Mobutu overthrew Lumumba, and was tortured and mudered by this group. After some initial difficulties, 1001 Club member Michel Relecom later became a huge promoter of Mobutu, who really was a sadistic and ruthless dictator. Coincidentally, another 1001 Club member, diamond dealer Edgar Parser, who had top level CIA connections, was a huge promoter of Tshombe in the early 1960s, in direct opposition of President Kennedy. Parser wanted to become Ambassador to Belgium but failed. The 1001's founder, Prince Bernhard, also could get along with Mobutu very well.
Going back to the 1001 for a minute, next to Relecom, Baron Laurent Wolters has also been added to ISGP's more detailed 1001 Club membership list. Wolters has been the long-time executive president/chairman of Belgium's national oil firm Petrofina. It was active worldwide, and also had an operation in Zaire in partnership with British Petroleum.
As it turns out, Baron Wolters' granddaughter has been married to Olivier Lippens, a cousin of the notorious Maurice and Leopold Lippens (both accused of child abuse by multiple sources) and son of Paul Lippens. Olivier is definitely not a stranger to his cousins, as Paul, Maurice and Olivier can be found on the board of Iscal Sugar. Besides that, Société Générale and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) were the largest shareholders of Petrofina, followed by the Fortis Group and Sofina. Families as Lippens, Davignon and Boël, but also Selliers de Moranville and Janssen were running the banks with an interest in Petrofina. That's undoubtedly why Maurice Lippens' good friend Etienne Davignon (remember, accused of child abuse) used to be a vice president of Petrofina. All very familiar names, unfortunately.
Relecom has passed away, but in more recent years (2006) it is possible to find Relecom's wife, vice president of Unibra, as member of the honorary committee of the Diner-Dialogue Belgium-Congo of SOS Children's Villages (SOS Kinderdorpen). Among the other dozen or so honorary members are Etienne Davignon and Olivier Lippens.
Possibly the best historical comparison to the European Institute of Management is the notorious Permindex that District Attorney Jim Garrison once tied to the Kennedy assassination. Maybe the fact that Garrison actually did his best to undermine the Kennedy investigation is the reason that even today we still do not have the full story on Permindex, as is the case, of course, with the European Institute of Management. A brief comparison between the two:
- Both Permindex and EIM were headed and-or owned by 1001 Club members, respectively Louis Bloomfield and Michel Relecom.
- Both Permindex and EIM had numerous intelligence connections. Permindex to the CIA, FBI, and Mossad through Louis Bloomfield, and more specifically to the CIA alone through Clay Shaw, Guy Banister (associated with Permindex board members), and reports in the Italian media. EIM has been discussed above.
- Clay Shaw, a director of PERMINDEX suspected of involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald, had Princess Jacqueline Chimay's phone number in his notebook. Princess Jacqueline is of the exact same family that owns Chateau de Chimay where child hunts are alleged to have taken place. Shaw himself was also into sadomasochistic torture, possibly of a very serious nature.
- Both Permindex and EIM were staffed with very hard-right and anti-communist personnel.
- Both Permindex and EIM have been tied to assassinations or assassination attempts. Permindex to De Gaulle and JFK. EIM to Vernaillen and Goffinon.
- Permindex was tied to the OAS and assassination attempts on De Gaulle. Jean-Francis Calmette, Belgium's Wackenhut director and very close to EIM leadership, used to be an OAS terrorist.
- Both Permindex and EIM board members or personnel have been accused of running child abuse networks. About Roy Cohn, board member of Permindex, it was said (see Beyond Dutroux): "According to the former head of the vice squad for one of America’s biggest cities, 'Cohn's job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself.'" According to Garrison, Shaw and Banister worked together with David Ferrie, who is said to have been a homosexual pedophile (and had studied to become a priest). EIM has been discussed above.
All in all, it's possible to say that the new information on EIM and Relecom is not at all inconsistent with earlier information written down in Beyond Dutroux and related articles.
And in this case, looking at the way some of these 1001 Club members and associates have consistently supported ruthless dictators as Mobutu and Tshombe while their much more moderate opponents as Lumumba, Dag Hammarskjold and Kennedy have been killed by this same group, why should we be surprised when it eventually comes out that at least some of these people have been involved in sadistic pedophile blackmail operations? None of these men seem to care about torture, murder, or mass genocide. So why care about children when they are not one's own?
In any case, there's quite a bit of investigative journalism potential here. Maybe someone should look deeper into it.
The following paper was provided by Cercle researcher David Teacher in 2012 or 2013. He found it in an old stash of his. They go back to 1969, a full decade before Douglas MacArthur II became chairman of EIM.
Click here for page one of this document. Translated, the European Institute of Management ad reads:
"March for an equal Europe: the European Institute of Management.
"The formation of practical training sessions in the modern disciplines of financial management, which, in Europe, experiences a serious delay in relation to what is happening in the sphere of the United States. All specialists are worried about this "gap" which may, in the medium term, severely cripple our economies.
"A dynamic group of promoters have created the European Institute of Management which, with the collaboration of eminent European practitioners, offers executives a unique and effective training (for seminars prepared at home) in matters related to management, long-term planning, marketing, financial management, public relations, organizing, IT."
Unfortunately the ad doesn't reveal any of the EIM directors of the time. Those mentioned in the lower part of the page are officers of the Belgian branch of the Paneuropa Union, the Conseil Belge pour l'Union Europeenne (CBUE), which that same year, in 1969, changed its name to the Mouvement d'Action pour l'Unite Europeenne (MAUE). EIM targeting this network to find business clients remains yet another interesting coincidence though, because Habsburg's Paneuropa network is where many of the aristocratic child abuse accusations emanate from. During the Cold War the Paneuropa network was also the partner of the CIA and tightly interlocked with the fascist militias in Europe that were carrying out the Strategy of Tension. I highly recommend the book Rogue Agents of David Teacher for additional information on these networks. For now, here are a few quick observations one can make about the 1969 CBUE/MAUE leadership:
EIM co-president Archduke Radbot de Habsburg-Lorraine is a very low profile relative of Otto von Habsburg.
Listed secretary general of EIM, Florimond Damman, was also instrumental in Cercle des Nations, the WACL, Cercle Pinay, and the CREC group with Portuguese Stay Behind terrorist Yves Guerin-Serac.
Arnold de Briey, the son-in-law of Bilderberg visitor Paul van Zeeland, also a "permanent counselor" to EIM, was listed earlier as an instrumental player in the aborted right-wing coup in Belgian of 1973.
EIM's honorary president Baron Nothomb and/or his son show up in the Dutroux X-Dossiers through X3 and indirectly through the notorious Marquess de Trazegnies.
De aristocratic Marcken de Merken family, with two members as co-presidents of EIM, as well as Count Alain de Villegas, another co-president, have been very active in the whole Vatican-Paneuropa Network: the AESP, the Charlemagne Dinners, etc.
- All these people, maybe with the exception of Paul van Zeeland, belong to Opus Dei.