The European Central Bank has refused to show what it knew about Greece's mounting debts since 2001.
Politicians table amendments from industry as their own suggestions. Defenders of new data rules use the same copy-past technique.
Now we now know why and how the Charter of Fundamental Rights was squeezed into to the Lisbon Treaty, with a dubious opt out for the UK, Poland and possible Czech republic.
Suggested new EU rules for data protection might not only ban blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets. Authorities will have to redact official archives by deleting names in documents.