A couple of years ago there an alarm rang around the EU institutions saying that the Chinese were trying to hack into the EU's computers. EU officials were told to be particularly vigilant and to use encryption where necessary. And now, a couple of year later, it might be that the real spies were the Americans. It appears that the US has been bugging within the PRISM programme. And who said that Brussels was boring. If the spies want to know what's happening then maybe something really is happening.