Harry Potter sat quietly at his desk, trying once more to make his way through "The History of Magic" that Professor Binns had assigned, when Ron Weasley came into his room, excited and out of breath, holding the current issue of The Daily Prophet.
"Harry, have you seen this?"
"Seen what", asked Harry, trying to sound slightly annoyed, but welcoming the distraction. How could a history of magic be so dull?, he thought.
"Does the EU have a Ministry of Magic?"
"Not that I’ve heard of. Why?"
Ron placed the newspaper before Harry, folded to an inner page. "Then there must be a wizard working for them."
Harry looked at his friend, then at the article
E.U. CREATES INVISIBILITY CLOAK
"Nellie Kroes, the VP of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, announced that EU funded nanotechnology research had created an "invisibilty cloak", made up of nanometre sized rods that can bend light waves, changing the waves direction and speed around objects, effectively rendering them invisible.
The EC forsees applying the results of this research to the development of new and better lenses, light storage devices and other optical devices."
Harry looked up from the paper, then at his friend. A deep sigh escaped his lips.
"Invisibility." He shook his head slowly. "The next thing you know, the EU will have quidditch leagues."