Tomas Vanheste

Tomas Vanheste (1968) acquired a PhD in the philosophy of science, technology and society. He worked as an editor at publishing house De Bezige Bij and as a researcher at the municipality of Utrecht. His career in journalism began at the magazine Vrij Nederland, where he worked for nine years. In 2013, he joined the online journalism platform De Correspondent. He has been an independent journalist since early 2020, writing about European affairs. Vanheste lives in and works from Belgium. For the Investigative Desk, he works on research into European defence and agricultural policies.

Newsletter Q1 2022

Read the full newsletter here.  Dear reader, We’ve been been extremely busy in Q1 and have published quite a few stories. There are more to come. So w

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The art of looking away

We did not know that public health was at risk. So say the ministers responsible for the 2017 decision to keep quiet about the PFOS contamination. In

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Newsletter Q3 2021

Read the full newsletter here. Dear reader, I’m glad to report that in the past year, the number of our followers has steadily grown. We have therefor

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Newsletter June 2021

Read the full newsletter here. During the first half of 2021 we realised a record number of 17 publications, many of which drew widespread attention.

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Newsletter January 2021

Read the full newsletter here. In 2020 – our second year – we have been very productive. We embarked on some thirty investigations. Half of these resu

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