We are a co-operative of highly specialised investigative journalists. We focus on multinational companies and their interactions with politicians, government officials and public institutions in Europe and elsewhere. In our view, thorough investigations – preferably in cross-border, multi-disciplinary collaboration – are fundamental for developing the ground-breaking and change-generating reports we want to offer the public.

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Investigations

Our reporters focus on the defence & security, energy, food, pharmaceutical & healthcare, and tobacco industries.

Editorial

Newsletter January 2021

Read the full newsletter here. By Marcel Metze In 2020 – our second year – we have been very productive. We embarked on some thirty …

Food

Are Unilever’s ties with Wageningen University too close?

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) takes pride in its excellent relations with the food and agriculture industry. It is particularly close with Unilever. The public-private …

Tobacco

Rehabiliatting nicotine amidst a pandemic: Big Tobacco’s Playbook in the 21st century

A cross-border investigation uncovered how COVID-19 is used a marketing opportunity for the tobacco industry. For decades the tobacco industry casted doubts on the harms …

Media partners

To spread our findings as widely as possible, we seek active cooperation with public and professional media in all forms (print, television, radio and Internet).