DutchNews podcast – The Balls, Bans and Bangs Edition – Week 24
The podcast team looks back at a week in which the government decided that burqas were a bigger threat to society than stray fireworks, a school in Drenthe shelved plans to stage a mock shooting and Delft’s porcelain image was rattled by a series of blasts and bombings. Schiphol airport vowed to get tough on passengers who pre-load during pre-boarding and the women’s football team almost blew their chances of World Cup qualification. In our discussion we ask if Mark Rutte’s speech to the European Parliament signals a seismic shift for the prime minister and the European Union.
Dutch senate set to pass ban on burqas on public transport
School postpones ‘active shooter’ safety drill after parents complain
Cabinet refuses to ban New Year fireworks despite safety warnings
Police investigating series of shootings at businesses in Delft
Schiphol to crack down on drunk and dangerous passengers
Late Martens strike keeps Lionesses on course for World Cup
Poll: 30% of Dutch backing Belgium at World Cup in Russia
Discussion: Has Mark Rutte become a Europhile?
Dutch PM: ‘Europe should under-promise and over-deliver’
Full text of Mark Rutte’s speech to the European Parliament on government website
Mark Rutte says more EU is not the answer (Deutsche Welle)
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