Quote from a news feed:
"The European Court of Justice this week rejected an application by German journalist Hans Martin Tillack, who had requested measures to stop EU officials looking at files detailing his sources which have been seized from him.
Mr Tillack was arrested by Belgian police on the request of the EU's anti-fraud office and accused of bribing EU officials to gain information about corruption within the EU. Tillack had run a series of reports about fraud and waste in the EU institutions.
There are fears that EU officials will now use Tillack's list of contacts to identify and sack whistleblowers, and make investigative journalism in Brussels near-impossible. The International Federation of Journalists said that the Court's decision was "disturbing." Raymond Kendall, the former head of Interpol, has said that officials acted improperly, and were "obviously" in collusion with Belgian police to identify Mr Tillack's sources.
The EU Constitution would mean a major expansion of the EU's powers over crime, justice and policing. It would give the EU judges group Eurojust the power to initiate investigations of EU citizens. The Tillack case is an example of how European institutions are using their existing powers badly. The EU needs a dramatic increase in transparency and accountability, not more power."
How much longer do we have to put up with this official corruption in the EU? Unfortunately, too many of our own politicians are so hooked up with the potential for their own personal power and gain, none of them has the guts to try and root it out.
The closest comparison with the European Commission is the Mafia, come to think of it, perhaps the Mafia have just gone up a level..... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/flame.gif" alt="" />