Editorial

The Investigative Desk Newsletter Q2

Read the full newsletter here.  Dear reader, In this newsletter, we present you eight of the investigations we published in Q2 of this year. They …

Defense

NATO’s military mobility still falls short

NATO cannot strengthen its eastern flank fast enough. The European military transport rail and road network still faces enormous bottlenecks. “The further east you get, …

Food

Toxins in Scheldt River – The art of looking away

Enormous quantities of a carcinogenic toxin were dumped by the 3M chemical plant near Antwerp and ended up in the Netherlands via the Scheldt. “We …

Pharmaceuticals

How Europe’s vaccine donations went tragically wrong

Covid vaccine equity remains out of reach, as wealthy nations drag their feet on donations, and vaccine stocks pass their use-by dates. By Lucien Hordijk and Priti Patnaik …

Editorial

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 …

Energy

Icy international relations are a risk for the North Pole

The Dutch government is lobbying for business opportunities in the Arctic region, but at the same time is trying to work with scientists to protect …

Energy

Gazprom announces exit from German and Dutch operations

Gazprom suddenly announced it would ‘cease participation’ in several European subsidiaries. The announcement surprised friend and foe alike. By Ties Keyzer and Daniël van Kessel …

Energy

Russian warmongering ruins Dutch success story in Arctic

Dutch companies dredge, drill, sail and haul in the Arctic. The enormous energy projects that Russian state-owned companies are rolling out along the Siberian coast …