Do a little experiment.
1. Copy and paste the whole article (or any article recently about the EPO) into your favourite text editor.
2. Do the following search-and-replace pairs:
Benoit Battistelli => Vito Corleone
EPO => Legitimate Businessman's Social Club
Administrative Council => Capodecina Conference
3. Read the updated article again.
Suddenly, it makes much more sense...