What lobbying gets you ...

If businesses insist on lobbying, the logical conclusion is to exclude businesses completely from any political decision-making, in any form.

If we accept lobbying, the results will be citizens getting screwed over, again and again.

A quote from the paper:

While there is a correlation between openness and interoperability, it is also true that interoperability can be obtained without openness, for example via homogeneity of the ICT systems, which implies that all partners use, or agree to use, the same solution to implement a European Public Service ...

Read: if we all just use Microsoft Word, then that's great.

Generally, I'm all for the EU, but sometimes, someone manages to do something so unbelievably stupid, that the idea of the EU gets lost. This is one of those times.