This evening I accompanied the President, Staffan Nilsson, and the members of the Bureau to an exhibition at the town hall (Hotel de Ville) of Brussels on the subject of ‘Princess Europe; the rape of Europa’. We were shown around the exhibition by its curator, Alain Roba, who has been building up his collection over a period of over thirty-five years. Roba was particularly interesting on how Europa became associated with the continent to which she gave her name and also on how her personality changed, from somebody who was ravished and abducted (the original Greek myth) to somebody who was complicit in the adventure or even a willing lover (the Roman version). My favourite exhibit was the medallion in the illustration. Parthian in origin, it dates from a few years after the death of Jesus Christ. Gazing around the walls of the exhibition room, I saw another good illustration of European history. there were two series of names of monarchs/emperors/dynasties, as follows: Henry I ‘The Warrior’, 1190-1235; Henry II ‘The Magnanimous’, 1235-1248; Henry III ‘The Debonair’, 1248-1261; John I ‘The Victorious’, 1267-1294; John II ‘The Peaceful’, 1294-1312; John III ‘The Triumphant’, 1312-1355. Europe, endless!