During this plenary session the EESC hosted the President of the Maltese Economic and Social Council, Sonny Portelli, and the ESC’s members. In the evening I attended a reception hosted by our President, Mario Sepi, which was followed by a meal generously offered by President Sonny Portelli. A guest at our table was the Maltese Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli. Three Commissioners in one day! It was a great evening, though. The Maltese always bring the Mediterranean sunshine with them.