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Latest articles

The EU Files
1 December

EU Ombudsman: Commission failed to give reasons for secrecy on recovery plans

Peter Teffer & Staffan Dahllöf
1 December

Agricultural millionaires and minimum wages: how European subsidy policy increases inequality

Ada Homolová, Leon de Korte & Ties Joosten
29 November

Half of Europe’s ‘Dark Green’ funds invest in the fossil fuel industry or in aviation

Ties Joosten, Ties Gijzel, Remy Koens, Yara van Heugten & Leon de Korte
The EU Files
27 November

Maverick economist Tommaso Valletti: ‘It’s time to fight the tech titans’

Simon Van Dorpe
21 November

Corona and tax hacks make Pfizer the most profitable company in the Netherlands

Henk Willem Smits
16 November

Pitch Europe: how private equity is reshaping the economy of Europe

Lukas Kotkamp & Ties Gijzel
The EU Files
4 November

Financing the EU recovery fund proves trickier than handing out cash

Simon Van Dorpe
The EU Files
1 November 2022

Europe thinks it can get rich by skimming off electricity’s ‘dream profits’

Jesse Pinster & Ada Homolová
The China Files
28 October 2022

China has illegal police stations in the Netherlands and some 30 other countries

Siem Eikelenboom
The EU Files
23 October 2022

‘The liberalised energy market has not resulted in fair energy prices’

Peter Teffer & Ada Homolová
21 October 2022

Private banks get billions from the ECB and European taxpayers will foot the bill

Thomas Bollen, Bas Dommerholt & Martijn Jeroen van der Linden
The EU Files
18 October 2022

Consultancies profit handsomely from the EU recovery fund

Peter Teffer