The meeting with Commissioner Štefan Füle that took place on December 8 was initiated by the Czech EESC members and with agenda prepared together with the REX section in the framework of our planned schedule of contacting high-profile Czech representatives at home or at the EU level.
This meeting was of a special importance - first of all because it was devoted to possible outcomes of the immediately forthcoming EU crisis summit, secondly because of ongoing changes in some Arab countries and their possible regional impacts. Also the Western Balkans issues were on the agenda as well as the recently held Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership. Other important related issues were also touched. The meeting was held in an open atmosphere and working spirit. Both sides stressed the need for continuous cooperation. The role of the EESC was upheld during the meeting.