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 …

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, …

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 …

Pharmaceuticals

How Europe’s vaccine donations went tragically wrong

Covid vaccine equity remains out of reach, as wealthy nations drag their feet on donations, and vaccine stocks pass their use-by dates. By Lucien Hordijk and Priti Patnaik …

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 …