Dutch parliament ratifies CETA

This week, the Dutch Senate approved CETA, the trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, with a very small majority (40 for; 35 against). This means that the Dutch parliament has ratified the trade…

In solidarity with daughter of murdered Indigenous leader

On Tuesday 28 June, the Honduran organisation COPINH and the Global Justice Association filed a complaint with the public prosecutor in the Netherlands against Dutch development bank FMO. For COPINH, this is part of their…

Shareholder remuneration up by 500% in 20 years

Over the last 20 years, Dutch listed companies have spent more and more of their (borrowed) money on distributing profits to shareholders. Debt increased, investments stagnated and wages fell behind. Publication / June 15, 2022…

At least sixteen Gazprom subsidiaries in the Netherlands

The largest gas company in the world, Gazprom, has at least sixteen Dutch subsidiaries in Amsterdam, SOMO-research finds. The Russian state-owned company falls outside the current sanction rules, which means that Gazprom’s Dutch letterbox companies…

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Manganese matters

A metal of consequence for women and communities in South Africa affected by mining and the global energy transition
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