DutchNews podcast – The Cannibal Car Park Edition – Week 39

Amsterdam is cracking down on sprawling street cafes.

The podcast team report on a scrap for the finance minister’s job, a narrow escape when a car park couldn’t stand the heat and a penalty shoot-out that’s being decided in the courtroom. We also find out why the defence minister is coming under pressure over a military accident in Mali, and why prosecutors are investigating a doctor in a euthanasia case. In our discussion we examine the benefits and challenges of the Dutch health insurance system.

Top story

Coalition parties scrap for finance minister’s job

Defence minister under fire over critical report on Mali mission

News

Doctor reported to prosecution service over euthanasia case

September confirmed as wettest for 16 years

Amsterdam gets tough on illegal street cafes

Eindhoven Airport’s car park brought down by design flaw

‘Substantial’ gas field found in Waddenzee

Efteling music used to drive teenagers away from Amsterdam central station

Sport

Feyenoord struggling to stay in Champions League after defeat in Naples (nu.nl video highlights)

Ajax in the black thanks to Europa League exploits

ABBA penalty saga goes to court (AD.nl, Dutch)

Discussion: health insurance

Health insurer DSW cuts premiums by 50 cents a month

Many healthcare costs are invisible (NRC, Dutch)

Is lowering health premiums realistic or a stunt? (Volkskrant, Dutch)

Money for healthcare has to come from somewhere (NOS, Dutch)