Staffan Dahllöf (°1955) is a freelance reporter based in Copenhagen (Denmark), specialised in FOI.

In 1993 he was co-editor and co-author of "Journalisternas EG-handbok", a guide in Swedish on EC/EU reporting. Since 1994 he has been engaged in courses on EU reporting arranged by The Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) and by the European Journalist Center (EJC) in Maastricht.

Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests and the MEP's Project. Also same experience in teaching EU-journalism to not-so-informed students and colleagues.

Staffan Dahllöf

Basic information

Name
Staffan Dahllöf
Title
Investigative reporter
Expertise
FOI, EU
Country
Denmark
City
Copenhagen

Supported projects

Asbestos: The Lethal Legacy

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

Asbestos is more lethal than previously known. New figures, recognized by EU-institutions show that 70 000 – 90 000 Europeans die of asbestos related cancer each year.

Jesús Ropero died of mesothelioma shortly after this interview. This worker at CAF, a multinational train manufacturer in Spain, removed blue asbestos with his own hands. Photo: B. Jimenez Tejero

How Israel Jails Palestinians Because They Fit the 'Terrorist Profile'

  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Religion

To combat a wave of lone-wolf attacks Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinian youth suspected of being potential would-be-terrorists over the last 18 months. Many, if not most of the Palestinians arrested were singled out by a computerized predictive system developed by Israeli authorities. According to Israeli officials some of the persons were arrested on their way to commit an attack, but others may not have even fully decided to commit one by the time they were arrested.

Illegal trade of pesticides and antibiotics in Europe

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - There is a big illegal market for pesticides and antibiotics and these substances will still be spread, when they get banned. The industry has been able to continue the use of chlorpyrifos and expect the use to grow in the coming years, despite it has a huge and bad impact on animals and humans. 

Pesticides at work

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - Suffering from Parkinson's disease or cancer, European farm workers experience inadequate recognition and failing compensation schemes, a cross-border research of media in ten European countries shows.

The Chlorpyrifos Case

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - Residues of Chlorpyrifos, a dangerous insecticide, have been found in fruit baskets and samples of human urine across Europe. This large, cross-border investigation unveils its risks for the public. 

The MEPs Project: the ghost offices of MEPs

  • Data Journalism

In an unprecedented EU-wide collaborative effort, the journalists from "The MEPs Project" located in every member state investigated how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) make use of the general expenses payments they receive every month. 

Mentor for

Behind The Pledge - How EU money is spent for Covid19 drugs

  • Healthcare
  • Industry

BRUSSELS - How did we come to pay gold for a drug whose effectiveness has not been proven? This is the story of Remdesivir, a drug developed by the American company Gilead Sciences with large public funds to combat Ebola, and in July approved by the European Medicines Agency with "conditional authorisation" as the first antiviral against Covid 19.

Cinderella cyclists

  • Environment
  • Transport

VILNIUS - Infrastructure for cycling is patchy in Lithuania, despite many municipalities promoting it and the European Union supporting it with its structural and cohesion funds, among others. These funds, however, are designed on an assumption that local authorities have community needs at heart when they issue calls for tender. This assumption proved to be an overestimation, of not wishful thinking.

Green Veins of Europe: Ecocorridors and the European Green Deal.

  • Environment

EUROPE - From red deer traces and half wild horses, to ecoducts and tree plantations, till mountain ranges and free flowing rivers. They have something in common: these are the roads and routes that nature uses. 

Lucifer's Spell

  • Environment

SARDINIA - EVIA - The Mediterranean basin is a hotspot of the climate crisis, with average temperatures rising above global trends. Heat waves, droughts and a combination of anthropogenic factors are provoking new generations of wildfires that are devastating for ecosystems and for human societies.

They make a desert and call it profit. How berry exports are draining southern Iberia.

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Exploitation

HUELVA - Across the southern Iberian Peninsula, plastic greenhouses stretch to the horizon where rain-fed olives, wheat and grapes were traditionally grown. Spain and Portugal are Europe’s main producers of water-intensive berries. But the region is also one of the continent’s driest areas, where droughts are becoming more frequent. Reports have warned Europe’s fruit garden is in danger of becoming a desert before the end of the century.