Amateur Radio was recently presented to members of the European Parliament. The theme was Amateur Radio benefits Society with a focus on Emergency Communications. It generated an interesing post from the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Dr Kristalina Georgieva. Ireland was of course represented at the event by committee members of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society. Looking at the pictures of the event it was interesting how many different comissioners were there. Next Saturday the Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET) takes place (I’m participating myself), given the increased profile of emergency communications at such a high (political) level. It will be even more interesting to see if there is increased activity this year.