DutchNews podcast – The Uitwaaien Olympics Edition – Week 8 2022

The Ukrainian flag flying above Rotterdam town hall. Photo: Abdullah Asiran/Anadolu via ANP
The Ukrainian flag flying above Rotterdam town hall. Photo: Abdullah Asiran/Anadolu via ANP

A massive upheaval of the European postwar order and the invasion of a sovereign state puts a damper on the Netherlands’ coronavirus “freedom day”. Politicians roundly condemn Vladimir Putin’s incursion in Ukraine, but only after Mark Rutte makes time to chat about his car on a TV talk show. Three storms caused record amounts of damage to cars and buildings and left four people dead. A suspiciously named brand of gin triggers ‘No Go’ letters from Yoko Ono and an even more suspicious crowdfunding campaign. And we look back to the distant days of last week when the Dutch scooped a sackload of skating medals at the Winter Olympics.

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Ophef of the week: Rutte criticised for talk show appearance hours after war breaks out


EU sanctions against Russia are ‘toughest package possible’, says Rutte

Ukrainians in Netherlands protest against outbreak of war

Groninger Andrii Degeler gives eyewitness account of war from Kharkiv

Netherlands drops most coronavirus rules from February 25

Apple Store hostage taker who demanded cryptocurrency dies in hospital

Four people die as Storm Eunice batters Amsterdam and Groningen

Insurers say storm damage bill for private property will top €500 mn

Yoko Ono tells Dutch gin maker to stop producing ‘John Lemon’ brand


Dutch finish sixth in Winter Olympics medal table as skating legends bow out

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