Faithful readers of this blog will know that the European Economic and Social Committee’s members span all ages, from idealistic youth to wise age. The proud father in the picture is Andris Gobins, President of the Latvian European Movement and a member of the Committee’s Various Interests Group. Mum was busy and the baby sitter cried off at the last moment, so Gobins Jr. came to the plenary to keep us all company. President Staffan Nilsson welcomed him and, frankly, he was very well behaved.