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The tobacco industry buys billions in access to the medical world

The four largest tobacco companies have already invested more than $21 billion in this century altogether, in at least 33 companies making products for the health and lifestyle market. This investment wave is part of a strategy by tobacco companies which are securing their future ‘beyond nicotine’. A remarkable feature is that they are investing

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Tobacco funded research: how even journals with bans find it hard to stem the tide of publications

Tobacco companies are investing billions in pharmaceutical and medical products. These ties complicate the ongoing efforts of researchers, scientific organisations, and journals to distance themselves from the industry, find The Investigative Desk and the British Medical Journal. Tobacco-industry-funded research still appears in widely cited medical journals – despite attempts by some to cut the links

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,,Refugees do not change the living environment”

The Dutch province Noord-Holland is facing a big task: they need to host 16.290 refugees because of the so-called ‘Spreidingswet’. A law which ensures that all municipalities in the Netherlands equally host refugees. There are many reasons for local residents to be angry and to call out for camera surveillance. But, those demands are unnecessary,

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Polluting pfas factory Chemours did not pay profit tax thanks to ‘cynical construction’

US chemicals multinational Chemours in Dordrecht (the Netherlands) makes hundreds of millions in profits and is polluting the environment with toxic substances at the same time. And yet, they did not have to pay profit tax in the last few years. Thanks to a ‘cynical construction’, Chemours was able to squeeze profits in the Netherlands

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How oil company ExxonMobil saves billions via Luxembourg

While the world is considering phasing out fossil fuels, Guyana (South-America) is busy with oil drilling. The oil company ExxonMobil extracts reserves with high margins, where tax optimization via Luxembourg plays an important role. Read the whole story at NRC (in Dutch). Reporter.lu also published an article (in German) in co-operation with the Investigative Desk.

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