Goliath vs. David: The race to the EU defense money

The war in Ukraine has unveiled a new threat to Europe’s security: Russia’s deployment of hypersonic missiles. With their unparalleled speed and maneuverability, these missiles

The Investigative Desk Newsletter special edition July 2023

Read the full newsletter here.   Dear readers, In this special edition we present you two major stories we just published. An international team, co-ordinated

Big Tobacco’s Beyond Nicotine Strategy

The past few years, the four biggest tobacco companies (Philip Morris International/Altria, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands) have all invested in medical

Why Europe is failing to provide Ukraine with sufficient ammunition

Since the February 2022 invasion, Ukraine’s five main military partners alone (US, Germany, UK, Poland, and the Netherlands) pledged more than 60 billion euros worth

The Investigative Desk Newsletter Q2 2023

Read the full newsletter here.  Dear reader, This time, we bring you two stories and a book. Our editor Tim Luimes investigated the lobbying activities

Chemicals lobby moves full steam ahead to undermine pfas ban

Europe wants to ban all pfas at once. The chemical industry is lobbying for the exemption of fluoropolymers. These substances, a type of plastics, are

High stakes, the political biography of Shell

Shell knows the ways to the highest circles as well as the shortcuts through the political swamps. The oil and gas giant operates in 70

How insurers take the law in their own hands in fraud cases

Insurers themselves determine whether someone has committed fraud, impose sanctions immediately and hardly ever report this. This leaves police, prosecutors and the criminal courts sidelined.