DutchNews podcast – The Suicidal Kleptocat Edition – Week 36

A selection of items pilfered by Sebas the cat.

The podcast team wraps up a busy week in the news that included Hurricane Irma, a ban on sugary drinks in schools, a controversy over a suicide drug and a cat that’s been nicking knickers from its neighbours. We also discuss the likely impact of the court judgment that required the caretaker government to come up with new plans to tackle air pollution.

Top story

Hurricane Irma devastates Dutch Caribbean islands

News

No budget debate this year (NOS, Dutch)

Suicide powder boosts membership of assisted dying club

Immigrants told to take extra integration tests

Sugary soft drinks banned from sale in schools

Passengers spending less money at Schiphol

Lost wartime letters reunited with owner

Sebas the jatkat can’t stop stealing from neighbours’ houses

Sport

Dutch hopes of qualifying for World Cup hang by a thread

Discussion

Dutch state has two weeks to produce clean air plan, court rules

Netherlands latest EU country to be told to improve air quality (EUObserver)

State must combat air pollution, but how? (NRC, Dutch)

Air quality in Amsterdam today (EU website)

Watch the Arjen Lubach spoof trailer that got Paul (and thousands of others GoT fans) in a tizz: