DutchNews podcast – The Smoke and Terrorist-Free Bubble Edition – Week 39


Partnerships made the headlines this week as Sigrid Kaag answered Rihanna’s call to invest in education, Mark Rutte called on the UN to secure justice for the victims of the MH17 disaster and new fathers were given more time off work to spend with their babies. One baby that stirred more controversy was Morgan the orca’s calf, born in Tenerife despite a ‘no breeding’ clause in the contract that regulated her move to Spain. And police and security services claimed to have thwarted a major terrorist plot in Arnhem and Weert. In our discussion we take a closer look at Groningen’s plan to become the Netherlands’ first smoke-free municipality.

Top story

Seven arrested as police foil ‘major terrorist attack’


New gun licensing rules under fire for making owners disclose race and religion

Paternity leave to be stretched from two days to five

Rutte urges UN to help secure justice for victims of MH17 disaster

Rihanna nudges Kaag to invest €20m in educational development

Morgan the rescued Orca has controversial baby


PSV five points clear in Eredivisie after wiping the floor with Ajax

Volleyballers bow out of World Championships (NOS, Dutch)

Dumoulin surrenders world time trial title in Innsbruck (nu.nl, Dutch)

Discussion: Groningen goes smoke free

Groningen becomes first place to ban smoking in public spaces

Groningen city council backs smoking ban (DVHN, Dutch)

Plan to ban smoking from steps of Groningen town hall (RTV Noord, Dutch)

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