Our President received a letter (dated 13 March)  today from the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. The letter explains that the Commission President would not only want the Committee to be involved in the preparation for the 7 May Employment Summit but would like the EESC to make a contribution to it. ‘I would find it particularly interesting,’ writes Barroso, ‘if the Committee could put at out disposal all of its experience as an intermediary between the European institutions and European civil society.’