The FIEC Secretariat will maintain its service to all members and other contacts throughout the summer, albeit with a reduced staff owing to the holiday period. This is our last newsletter before the long break and all of us here in Brussels would like to wish all our readers a relaxing summer. Our next newsletter will be published on 5 September. In the meantime, if you need our help, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to bringing you more news and interesting information in a few weeks.