DutchNews podcast – The Volendam Aural Torture Chamber Edition – Week 19 2022
The shiny new administrative culture was put back in its box this week as Mark Rutte and Sigrid Kaag roamed the parliamentary corridors drumming up support for their spring budget package. In the debating chamber, parents who were targeted in the childcare benefits scandal walked out as a coalition MP refused to take questions during his maiden speech. Eleven gangsters were jailed in a gruesome case in which a sea container was fitted out as a makeshift torture chamber. Erik ten Hag rounded off his Ajax career in triumphant style, while singer S10 successfully sneaked a Dutch-language song into the Eurovision final.
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Ophef of the week: Furious parents storm out of benefits scandal debate in maiden speech row
Ministers complete opposition party tour ahead of spring budget update
Opposition to demand minimum wage rise as price for budget support
Asylum seekers left out in the cold as Ter Apel reaches saturation point
Women overtake men in PhD stakes but still lag behind in science
Only three women on Quote’s Top 100 of young self-made millionaires
Eleven men jailed for preparing to jail rivals in makeshift torture chamber
Dutch entry S10 through to Eurovision final with emotional performance
Ajax sweep to 5-0 win over Heerenveen to seal Eredivisie title
Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema ‘buried under threats’ after cancelling Ajax party
Police investigating assault claim in relation to death of footballer Jody Lukoki
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