The EESC’s 472nd plenary session got under way this afternoon with a visit from Enikö Györi, the Hungarian Minister of State for EU Affairs, who gave a detailed review of the Hungarian presidency-in-office of the Council over the past six months. In the ensuing debate there was general recognition that the Hungarian presidency had, on balance, performed very well in sometimes very difficult circumstances. As the 2004 enlargements rapidly fade into the middle distance, such presidencies are graphic proof of the speed and depth of the enlargement process.