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 Forever Pollution Project

Over a year ago, Tim Luimes, member of The Investigative Desk, came up with the idea to start a cross-border project about “forever chemicals” PFAS …


The Investigative Desk News Letter January 2023

Read the full newsletter here.  Hi there, We’re a little late this year with our Q4 2022 newsletter, so we decided to include it in …


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 …

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).