Tax

Shoe brand Crocs found alternative route to continue avoiding taxes through the Netherlands

Footwear company Crocs bypasses European and US efforts to end a widely used form of tax avoidance in the Netherlands. Due to interventions by both …

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 …

Food

Harmful neonic pesticides still widely used despite EU-ban

Scientists and activists were euphoric when the EU banned the extremely harmful neonic pesticides in 2018. During the next three years, sixteen EU countries used …

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 …

Tax

How the Netherlands facilitates global warfare

Dozens of large arms manufacturers use the county as a conduit for financing their sales deals.  By Gidi Pols and Jochem van Staalduine The Netherlands …

Technology

How Microsoft wants to profit from ‘Big Brother’ software

The COVID-19 crisis gave a huge boost to remote working. Microsoft is profiting handsomely from this development. The use of the company’s software provides Microsoft …

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 …