Nowhere do the wheels of administration turn slower than in Brussels. Look no further for proof than the European Commission's investigation into Microsoft's control of the internet browser market.
From the first call for files to handing out the final fine took almost decade, yet that is not even the entire timeline. The first complaint was submitted seven years earlier, so with appeals and counter hearings, the process took almost two decades.
In the end the EU got there, with the software giant being fined a whopping $731m for abusing its dominant position. Thereafter the Office of the Commissioner for Competition announced it had set its sights Google's search engine.