Energy

Dutch PM Rutte informs House of Representatives ‘incorrectly and incompletely’ about gas contacts with Russia

By Ties Keyzer The Dutch and Russian governments regularly discuss energy projects. The Working Party on Energy, which had been suspended in 2014 after the …

Editorial

Newsletter June 2021

Read the full newsletter here. By Marcel Metze During the first half of 2021 we realised a record number of 17 publications, many of which …

Food

Tax claim against Unilever Brazil

The Brazilian tax authorities are demanding more than 2 billion euros from Unilever in connection with a restructuring of the food group in 2001. The …

Tobacco

Oligarchs to pay Putin’s COVID-19 bill after his suspension of tax treaty with the Netherlands

Two prominent oligarchs have become victims of Russia’s termination of the tax treaty with the Netherlands, according to research by The Investigative Desk. The journalistic …

Tobacco

Covid 19: How harm reduction advocates and the tobacco industry capitalised on the pandemic to promote nicotine

Scientific papers suggesting that smokers are less likely to fall ill with covid-19 are being discredited as links to the tobacco industry are revealed. By …

Food

Dairy multinational FrieslandCampina finances ‘independent’ science, but only if it leads to increased milk production

FrieslandCampina is the largest private funder of dairy science at Wageningen University & Research, the world’s top agricultural university, based in the Netherlands. The dairy …

Technology

Only one in twenty-five Europeans infected report this through a COVID-19 app

The Dutch CoronaMelder app and its equivalents in other countries are used in around one in twenty-five COVID-19 cases. This has been shown by research …

Technology

Data Covid-19 contact tracing apps

This data below is part of a cross-border investigation into corona-tech, called ‘Spooky Mayfly’. Journalists Dorien Vanmeldert, Tim Verheyden, and Bart Aerts (Belgium), Manon Dillen …