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 …

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 …

Energy

Gazprom operates gas pipeline to Turkey and Southern Europe from Amsterdam

The control room of Turk Stream, the southern brother of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is located above a Coolblue shop on the …

Pharmaceuticals

Now that the patent has expired, this cancer drug is suddenly 99% cheaper

The patent on the cancer drug Revlimid (lenalidomide) recently expired. Whereas a few weeks ago a pack still cost over 4,500 euros, after generic competition …

Food

How Europe is fattening a Dutch pig farmer who doesn’t play by the rules

Giving farmers a reasonable income and ensuring that their farms are environmentally friendly are key objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy, which accounts for the …