DutchNews podcast – The Passion of the Hugo Edition – Week 14 2022

Hugo de Jonge arrives for the debate on the face mask deal. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat
Hugo de Jonge arrives for the debate on the face mask deal. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat

Former health minister Hugo de Jonge tried to extricate himself from the face mask scandal this week by defending a deal that he officially had nothing to do with. Another former minister, Stef Blok, is deployed to speed up the confiscation of Russian assets as the number of Ukrainian refugees reaches 22,000. Soaring fuel prices drive inflation up to its highest level in 1976, while economic uncertainty puts the brakes on the housing market. In football news, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag looks to be packing his bags for Manchester as Ronald Koeman is confirmed as the successor to Louis van Gaal as Oranje coach. And a new breed of organised criminal makes life sour for Noord-Brabant farmers.

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Ophef of the week: Frisian assembly member quits over fake nationalist account


Hugo de Jonge survives no-confidence vote over face mask scandal contacts

Dutch tie up 14 yachts as hunt for Russian assets picks up speed

Former minister Stef Blok appointed to co-ordinate sanctions enforcement

MPs to put new €100,000 cap on private donations to political parties

Party founded by Pim Fortuyn ponder coalition with Denk in Rotterdam

House prices dipped in first quarter of 2022 but shortage set to continue

Fuel price surge propels inflation to highest level since 1976

Gang steal 1,600kg of cheese from dairy farm in Noord-Brabant


Oranje sponsors turn their backs on Qatar over human rights record


Louis van Gaal confirms he is being treated for prostate cancer

Ronald Koeman signs contract to coach national team until 2026

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag ‘in talks over move to Manchester United’

Draws for Feyenoord and PSV in first leg of Conference League quarter-finals

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