The Secretary General of the CEEC (the regional secretariat of the OIEC for Europe), Guy Selderslagh, who took office in 2015 following Etienne Verack, retired on 30 June 2022. On behalf of the OIEC, we take this opportunity to thank him very warmly and friendly for all of his work within the CEEC. With him, working relations between the OIEC and the CEEC were very fluid, and the two organizations were thus able to work in harmony, in the spirit of the statutes of the OIEC. Louis-Marie Piron (SGEC/ France) was elected to succeed him. Louis-Marie is a long-time friend of the OIEC. There is no doubt that relations between the OIEC and the CEEC will continue in the best of climates. Welcome to Louis Marie.