I spent all of today chairing a seminar of the EESC’s management board. In a first morning session we discussed President Staffan Nilsson’s draft timeline. In a second we discussed a draft development plan for the administration, still very much a work in progress. We held an amiable working lunchtime discussion with the Committee’s Vice-President with responsibility for budgetary matters, Jacek Krawczyk. And then, in the afternoon, we discussed both human resources challenges and the HR and budgetary reform processes and the potential consequences of these for the EESC’s administration. All-in-all, it was a dense and rich agenda with the discussions taking place in an excellent and constructive atmosphere.