This morning, in a truly human gesture, our human resources directorate held an open morning with the object of explaining to colleagues who does what and why. We are a relatively small administration (smaller than most European Commission Directorates-General, for example) but, still, we are spread out over six buildings and the routine of our busy lives necessarily creates distances that initiatives like this morning’s do so much to close. And then, at eleven, an enormous and scrumptious chocolate cake was cut up and shared out among the guests, including a very happy Secretary General (I’ll have to atone for it this weekend, though). It was just a lovely occasion and proof, yet again, that our human resources are truly human.