Defense

A rare glimpse into covert arms sales world: How Western companies make a fortune on brokering deals for Ukraine

When civilians all over Europe were collecting money & goods for the Ukrainian war effort, an Estonian arms broker skimmed a 30% commission off a …

Food

Douwe Egberts doesn’t know where its ‘responsible’ coffee beans come from

JDE Peet’s, the parent company of Douwe Egberts, wants to buy all its coffee 100 percent “responsibly” by 2025. But the company has no idea …

Defense

NATO in deep water because of Chinese port investments

Port terminals in European cities such as Gdynia, Rotterdam and Antwerpen-Zeebrugge are crucial logistic hubs for the arrival of US Armed Forces and equipment for …

Editorial

The Investigative Desk News Letter Q3

Read the full newsletter here.  Dear reader, In this newsletter we present you two of our recent publications and offer you a preview on some …

Tobacco

Philip Morris pulls the strings in Indonesian production chain

From tobacco paradise Indonesia to tax paradise Switzerland: tobacco company Philip Morris makes hundreds of millions euros in profit by advantages it created along the …

Tax

Consumers left in the cold at Dutch Institute for Financial Disputes

Consumers and small entrepreneurs who have a complaint against their bank or insurer, can submit it to the Dutch Institute for Financial Disputes “Klachteninstituut Financiële …

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, …