After the plenary session it was back to the Committee’s Jacques Delors headquarters building for a Danish cultural evening to mark the current Presidency of the Council of the EU. The evening was organised by the EESC’s Danish members and members and staff and guests were generously provided with delicious food and beer and great music in the form of Sinne Eeg, a top Danish jazz vocalist and her backing band. As Danish EESC member Sinne Conan (Employers’ Group) pointed out in her opening speech, this is the seventh time that Denmark has held the Presidency, but the last time was as long ago as 2002 and, of course a lot has happened in the meantime. But if ‘the EU needs a presidency to keep the wheels turning and to act as a bridge over these troubled waters’ (Conan), who better than the experienced Danes to keep matters on track?