DutchNews podcast – The Men Can’t Apologise Properly Edition – Week 2

PVV candidate Henk van Deún with Geert Wilders. Photo: Robin Utrecht/HH

The podcast team looks back at a week of shocks that began with another earthquake in Groningen, saw the PVV whip up a social media storm in Utrecht and ended with a baptism of fire for new US ambassador Peter Hoekstra. How did Camiel Eurlings’ apology backfire, why was nobody in the least perturbed when the rivers overflowed, and did Hoekstra backtrack on his denial that something he claimed never to have said was fake news? Plus we discuss the local council scheme to reward teenagers who managed not to cause mayhem and destruction on New Year’s Eve.

Top story

Gas production expected to be scaled back after latest Groningen earthquake


Baptism of fire for new US ambassador Pete Hoekstra

PVV councillor sparks angry backlash for ‘burning mosque’ comments

No cause for alarm despite widespread flooding as rivers overflow

Louis the lobster’s unexpected freedom proves short-lived (NOS, Dutch)


Family of Ajax player Appie Nouri shocked by heart defect revelations

Camiel Eurlings resigns from IOC in row over domestic assault charge

Discussion: positive community initiatives

Wijk bij Duurstede rewards youths for causing less damage at New Year

Eastermar lottery winners set up fund to help villagers

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