DutchNews podcast – The Great Alkmaar Cheese Scam Edition – Week 12
While Dutch salvage experts worked to free a 200,000 tonne cargo ship blocking the Suez canal, back home everything ground to a halt this week. The coalition talks were stalled by Kajsa Ollongren’s positive coronavirus test and then torpedoed by her documentary faux pas. Hugo de Jonge struggled once again to convince MPS he was turning round the Netherlands’ vaccination strategy. And the football team’s World Cup dreams were marooned in the doldrums as Turkey inflicted a 4-2 defeat in Istanbul. One thing that is flowing freely is your personal data, as hackers obtain the details of 7.3 million car owners.
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Ophef of the week: Ollongren’s positive covid test puts coalition talks on hold
Lockdown extended to April 20 and foreign travel discouraged till mid-May
Coronavirus infections rise to highest level since early January
Women experience more side effects with AstraZeneca vaccine than Pfizer
AstraZeneca asks European Medicines Agency to approve Leiden plant
Coalition scouts quit after Ollongren accidentally exposes briefing notes
Talks move online after second cabinet minister tests positive for coronavirus
Election watch: More women and minorities in new parliament
Election watch: Rutte says JA21 are serious option for fourth partner
So the votes have been counted – what happens next?
Hackers steal personal details of millions of car owners from database
Timber merchants facing prosecution over imports from Myanmar
Dutch salvage firm says it could take ‘weeks’ to shift ship blocking Suez canal (Jakarta Post)
Dutch World Cup qualifying campaign starts with setback in Istanbul
Public prosecutor launches probe into match-fixing in darts
Bonus: Rita Verdonk’s infamous Trots op Nederland campaign video
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