We are a co-operative of highly specialised investigative journalists. We focus on multinational companies and their interactions with politicians, government officials and public institutions in Europe and elsewhere. In our view, thorough investigations – preferably in cross-border, multi-disciplinary collaboration – are fundamental for developing the ground-breaking and change-generating reports we want to offer the public.


Our reporters focus on the defence & security, energy, food, pharmaceutical & healthcare, and tobacco industries.


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 …


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, …


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 …

Media partners

To spread our findings as widely as possible, we seek active cooperation with public and professional media in all forms (print, television, radio and Internet).