Month: August 2022

Philip Morris pulls the strings in Indonesian production chain

From tobacco paradise Indonesia to tax paradise Switzerland: tobacco company Philip Morris makes hundreds of millions euros in profit by advantages it created along the production chain. In cooperation with the Indonesian “Tempo Magazine”, we investigated how Philip Morris underpays Indonesian tobacco farmers through middlemen and made an investment deal with the Indonesian government in …

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Consumers left in the cold at Dutch Institute for Financial Disputes

Consumers and small entrepreneurs who have a complaint against their bank or insurer, can submit it to the Dutch Institute for Financial Disputes “Klachteninstituut Financiële Dienstverlening” (Kifid), as an alternative for the civil court. This institute claims to offer easy access, but complainants find themselves in a position against professional lawyers in cases that become …

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