This afternoon, with our plenary session only just over, President Mario Sepi opened a conference at the EESC’s premises on ‘an EU roadmap for a sustainable economic and social recovery’. On the opening panel (picture), chaired by Mario Soares (Gr. II, Portugal), were Algirdas Semeta, Commission member with responsibility for taxation and the customs union, Perrvenche Beres, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Employment Committee, Wolf Klinz, Chairman of the EP’s Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis, and Sony Kapoor, Managing Director of Re-Define. Their theme was ‘support and responsibility’. Two further panels meeting this afternoon and tomorrow will hear from representatives of civil society organisations and discuss the vital concept of sustainability. What a week! And it’s not over yet!