Local offices of the Red Cross accepted more than 3 million dollar in donations from tobacco producer Philip Morris. This goes against the instruction of
Gidi Pols (1993) is an investigative journalist. He is specialized in economic topics. Such as payday loans and the debt industry. He is part of The Investigative Desk since 2020. Besides that he works for the economy desk of the NOS and writes on regular basis for Trouw. His investigative articles were published in de Volkskrant, De Groene Amsterdammer, Trouw and De Correspondent. One of the investigations led to an episode of the investigative journalism radioshow Argos.
The Investigative Desk has discovered that until 2015 a remarkable amount of money from cigarette manufacturers flowed to Switzerland via the Netherlands. After that year,