DutchNews podcast – The Blackface Barbies and Bonnetjes Edition – Week 41


It’s been a week of comings and goings after Russian spies were ejected from The Hague, Pim Fortuyn’s assassin was allowed to emigrate, and Zwarte Piet got a last-minute reprieve. Ajax returned from Germany with a point in the Champions League and Unilever looked poised to stay in Brexit Britain despite the Dutch government’s offer of a tax sweetener. In our discussion we try to bring you up to speed on the national soap opera that is the Willem Holleeder trial.


Russia condemned for foiled cyberhack at OPCW headquarters

Dutch did not arrest Russian spies ‘to avoid damaging relations’


Unilever ditches plan to consolidate headquarter operations in Rotterdam

Children’s daycare centre plans legal action to stop ban on electric wagons

Broadcaster clarifies stance on Zwarte Piet: ‘Some will be black’

Judges say killer of Pim Fortuyn can emigrate

Dutch MEPs want to open up expenses claims


Ajax ‘deserved to win’ Champions League encounter with Bayern

PSV still seeking first CL point after succumbing to canny Inter (Volkskrant, Dutch)

Dutch women face Denmark in World Cup play-offs

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