As I frequently write, it’s always a little invidious to single out one opinion from the many on the agenda but the last opinion debated in this May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee was a very poignant one. Jacek Krawczyk (Employers Group, Poland) presented his opinion on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation. Jacek is himself a former LOT pilot and really does know what he is talking about but, of course the terrible poignancy came from the fact that his country has so recently experienced devastating human and political loss through an air accident (admittedly, a military plane but, still).