DutchNews podcast: The Old Politics Die Hard Edition
Any hopes of a fresh start to 2022 are well and truly cancelled. RTL pulls the plug on its most successful TV show, the Voice of Holland, as allegations emerge of widespread sexual abuse. The first parliamentary debate of the new cabinet term begins with angry exchanges as MPs round on Geert Wilders for his language towards Muslims and women. Budget institute Nibud calculates that everyone will be poorer this year, but the cabinet still wants to break the link between minimum wages and pensions. All this and record coronavirus infections too. Meanwhile, a cold case team claims to have solved one of the biggest mysteries of the Second World War: who told the Nazis where Anne Frank’s family were hiding?
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Ophef of the week: The Voice cancelled amid allegations of widespread sexual abuse
Head teachers and health officials call for new rules on school quarantine
Infections up to almost 40,000 a day, one in four children missed school this week
Warnings of empty shelves as more workers are off sick or isolating
RIVM says booster vaccines are extremely effective against serious illness
Museums and theatres stage tongue-in-cheek protest against closure
Fringe movement: My walk-on part in the great hairdressers’ revolt
Parliamentary chair under fire as Geert Wilders goes on the offensive
Opposition and coalition parties call on cabinet to boost spending power
Senate may sink plans to break link between pensions and minimum wage
Rents are rising again, Eindhoven and Rotterdam lead the way
Households will have €40 less on average to spend in 2022
Experts cast doubt on book claiming to solve Anne Frank mystery
Football fans planning to defy coronavirus rules by playing in front of fans
PSV retain one-point lead in Eredivisie on weekend of goalkeeping blunders
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