Month: January 2021

Brussels pressured drug regulator to approve Pfizer vaccine

Leaked documents show that the European Commission put pressure on the European Medicines Agency to approve the first Covid-19 vaccines simultaneously with the American FDA. This happened when the regulator still had serious questions about the purity of the vaccine. By Lucien Hordijk The full article has been published on FTM (in Dutch). According to …

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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 was channelled through the Netherlands, which Brazil considers as having a “preferential tax regime”. By Sergio Nieto Solis and Stefan Vermeulen The full article was published in the NRC (in …

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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 investigations. Half of these resulted in publications, the others will reach that stage in 2021. Most of our publications attracted widespread media coverage, and in some cases international attention. For …

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