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.

Investigations

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

Energy

How Gazprom gained influence in the Netherlands

Gazprom is much more influential in the Netherlands than is commonly thought. The company developed into an indispensable pillar of the Dutch energy supply. The …

Pharmaceuticals

Brussels pressured drug regulator to review Pfizer vaccine

Leaked documents show that the European Commission put great pressure on the European Medicines Agency  to approve the first Covid-19 vaccine simultaneously with the American …

Tobacco

BAT channelled millions of euros to the Netherlands, now Brazil wants its share of the pie

The Brazilian government is demanding 350 million euros from tobacco giant British American Tobacco for tax avoidance, research by The Investigative Desk shows. This money …

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).