DutchNews podcast – The Not All Nazis Refused The Vaccine Edition – Week 43

Could this be Delft in 2091? Photo: Depositphotos
Could this be Delft in 2091? Photo: Depositphotos

New climate change forecasts this week were the stuff of Dutch nightmares: if the Netherlands doesn’t step up its efforts to cut emissions, it risks becoming a Mediterranean country. Even more urgently, the rising tide of coronavirus infections has raised the prospect of restrictions being imposed again. And there’s still the question of when we’ll have a new government as the coalition breaks its own record for the longest formation in history. Bad news too for Ronald Koeman, sacked after 21 months at Barcelona, and customers at Welkom Energie, the first Dutch casualty of the soaring gas prices. But at least there was a warm welcome for Freya the walrus, who joined a submarine crew for breakfast as part of her tour of the Dutch coast.

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Ophef of the Week: Adolf Hitler cleared for entry by Dutch CoronaCheck app


Ministers meet to discuss coronavirus situation, decide on new measures

Seven in 10 people support stricter restrictions for unvaccinated people

Coronavirus patient numbers increased by 43% in last week

Bring back social distancing instead of rules for the unvaccinated, OMT member says

De Jonge signals new pandemic measures, infections are rising too fast

Cabinet negotiation talks hit 225 days, setting a new record

CDA denies planning underground campaign against Rutte as coalition talks resume

Netherlands faces uphill task to meet its own climate change targets

Sea level along Dutch coast will rise by 1.2 metres without action, KNMI warns

Civil service pension fund ABP to pull out of fossil fuel investments

Shell announces tougher emissions targets as shareholder calls for break-up

NAM to be broken up and sold off as Groningen gas production ends

Wandering walrus hitches a lift with Dutch submarine

Click for the zr.ms Easter egg from the Dutch defence ministry


Koeman sacked by Barcelona after failing to rebuild team on a shoestring

Feyenoord director Mark Koevermans stands down after receiving threats

Leading skaters call on government to support struggling Thialf stadium

Verstappen says next Grand Prix races in Brazil and Mexico will be key

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