Editorial

Newsletter Q3 2021

Read the full newsletter here. By Marcel Metze Dear reader, I’m glad to report that in the past year, the number of our followers has …

Tobacco

Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations

An investigation by “Le Monde” and “The Investigative Desk” (Netherlands) reveals the alliance between the tobacco lobby and the networks of American oil tycoons to …

Pharmaceuticals

Amsterdam Medical Center creates ‘hijacked’ medicine

By Lucien Hordijk and Daan Marselis Using a set of legal tricks, the pharmaceutical industry was able to turn an animal gallic acid into a …

Energy

How Shell influenced the Dutch political position on Russian gas

With a sophisticated lobby, oil company Royal Dutch Shell influenced the political position of the Netherlands on Nord Stream 2, The Investigative Desk revealed in …

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 …