The opening of the exhibition was followed by a Cyprus cultural evening, with our President, Staffan Nilsson, welcoming the Permanent Representative, Kornelios Korneliou and Androulla Vassiliou, the (Cypriot) European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sport, who delivered a warm keynote speech. The speeches were followed by a dancing display and regional food and drink (including an excellent Cypriot white wine). We have a small but very active group of members from Cyprus (in the picture) and it was great for their island member state, a furthest point east and a bridge between Europe and Asia and the north and the south (as Vassiliou described it), to take on the responsibility of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the first time. It was great also to have a taste (also literally) of their culture.