daniellson1A working lunch with the Swedish Permanent Representative, Christian Danielsson, and the EESC’s Group III President, Staffan Nilsson, about the forthcoming Swedish Presidency. Danielsson and I recognised each other from the days when he was working in Anita Gradin’s cabinet and I was in the Commission’s Secretariat General. Like the French and the Czechs before them, the Swedes will have a large number of challenging dossiers to deal with but their thinking is already impressively clear.