Re: How has he survived?
"To sum it up, Mr. Battistelli made reforms to make EPO more efficient."
This is only the case if you define "more efficient" as "approve more patents". But that's not actually the job of a patent office. If we just wanted to approve all patent applications, we wouldn't need a patent office at all - just a big red APPROVED stamp and a conveyor belt to run the applications past it.