DutchNews podcast – The Dreadlock Him Up Edition – Week 11 2022

Willem Engel was arrested in March 2022 after a mass complaint.
Willem Engel being led away by the forces of democracy.

We do our best to help you digest the alphabet soup that is the local election results, including the sad news that Jesus will not be setting Rotterdam’s municipal tax rates for the next four years. The flu season kicks off just as the last coronavirus restrictions are lifted and Ernst Kuipers puts his faith in the common sense of the Dutch people. The Netherlands is struggling to meet its climate change targets or find an estimated €90 bn of assets held by sanctioned Russians. And Ajax extend a remarkable home record in Europe as they lose 1-0 to Benfica.

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Ophef of the week: Coronavirus chief conspirator Willem Engel arrested for incitement

Local elections

Small parties make big gains as turnout in local elections drops to record low

Home affairs minister wants inquiry after half of voters stay home

Few surprises and the Moorman effect: what the papers said about the elections

Find out what happened in your town or city


Flu epidemic confirmed, coronavirus rules may have delayed onset

Isolation and quarantine rules unchanged as Dutch scrap face masks

Hospital cases up by 16% in a week, infections in over-75s at record level

Airlines stop enforcing mask mandate to avoid aggravating passengers

How do the latest changes to the coronavirus rules affect travellers?

War in Ukraine could trigger recession, government forecaster warns

Dutch financial institutions have frozen just €6m of Russian assets so far

Greenhouse targets missed as emissions increased by 2.1% in 2021

More car owners go electric as prices drop and subsidy fund expands


Ajax dumed out of Champions League after losing at home to Benfica

Vitesse Arnhem’s Russian owner resigns and sells shareholding



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