Energy

Dutch wind parks are vulnerable to cyber attacks

In springtime of 2022, blades of the Oude Maas windmills in municipality Hoeksche Waard were at a standstill for months. The mills were as good ...
Chemicals

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 ...
Energy

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, ...
Editorial

The Investigative Desk Newsletter / January 2024

Read the full newsletter here. Dear reader, Here are three stories we produced in the final weeks of 2023. In 2023 The Investigative Desk published stories ...
Editorial

Growing livestock industry

While the Netherlands is carrying out a huge operation for nature restoration and nitrogen reduction, in some places livestock is actually growing. These farms with ...
Tobacco

Outrage over medical investments by tobacco companies

The tobacco industry is earning double from patients who have become ill from smoking through billions in medical investments. Outrage among doctors is high, but ...
Editorial

Is Geert Wilders more lenient on asylum?

In the run-up to the national elections, Geert Wilders, leader of the political party PVV,¬† took the “sharp edges” off his asylum views. He also ...
Editorial

The Investigative Desk Newsletter November Q3 2023

Read the full newsletter here. Dear reader, We’ve been extremely busy developing projects and writing subsidy-applications, so we upload this newsletter somewhat later than planned. ...