The European Commission got it in the neck this week for taking more than four years to getting round to investigating subsidies to certain Spanish football clubs.
The watchdog that keeps an eye on the EU institutions themselves, the Ombudsman, said the delay could "look like a conflict of interest" given that the commissioner in charge, Joaquin Almunia, is a big fan of one of the clubs, Athletic Bilbao
So, ever wondered what a conflict of interest could "look like"?
Maybe something like this:
|Almunia, seen here explaining how many years it'll take to open an investigation|