After the plenary session was over, I accompanied Vice-President Anna Maria Darmanin and Hungarian member Etele Barath in welcoming the Hungarian PSC Ambassador Karoly Gruber to the opening of an exhibition of photographs, jointly organised with the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels, of bridges over the river Danube – a fine series of photographs by Peter Gyukics of a selection of the many bridges that span the Danube as it flows through ten countries. Gruber was delighted to help with the opening because, as he put it ‘I am a Danube boy. I was born and brought up on the banks of the Danube. I swam in it, sailed on it, cycled alongside it.’ Moreover, he had crossed many of the bridges in the photographs. The exhibition is open to the public in the 6th floor foyer of the Jacques Delors building until 10 February.