Last year I made a big effort to meet separately with each of the directorates in the European Economic and Social Committee’s administration. This was a big success (for me as, I hope, for my colleagues) and I learned a lot. This year I have decided to take the exercise one step further by trying to meet with each of the administration’s units separately. The exercise got under way this morning with a working breakfast with all of the colleagues who service the Committee’s Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN). It was good fun and, once again, I learned a lot. I am a lucky Secretary General because I have a very professional and highly motivated workforce and together we work very hard to maintain a good atmosphere and a good working environment. Events like these enable me to feel the pulse of the Committee’s engine houses and also just to express my appreciation.