DutchNews podcast – The Six Degrees of Johan Remkes Edition – Week 27 2022

Photo: Politie.nl
Have you seen these men on scooters in Maastricht? Photo: Politie.nl

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Farmers this week stepped up their protests against the government’s nitrogen policy by blocking deliveries of food to supermarkets. That was especially bad news for the government’s new team of tax inspectors who have the Herculean task of classifying fruit and vegetables. While the farmers came under fire for ploughing up a nature reserve, police are facing questions after shooting at a tractor driven by a 16-year-old boy. Photos are released of the jewel thieves in cloth caps who raided an art fair in Maastricht before fleeing on electric scooters, in a straight-to-TikTok remake of Peaky Blinders. And the orange season is over at Wimbledon as both Dutch players are knocked out in the men’s fourth round.

Ophef of the week: Government hires elite ‘chip squad’ to define fruit and vegetables


Police arrest 19 at farmers’ blockade, teenage tractor driver released after shooting

Cabinet looks to appoint Johan Remkes as mediator in dispute with farmers

Farmers’ protests continue with blockade of supermarket depot at Woerden

Courts could be given power to decide if laws are unconstitutional

Government faces battle to fix chronic overcrowding at Ter Apel refugee centre

Low-income households could get another €500 towards energy bills

Inflation eases to 8.6%, bucking EU trend, but food bills keep rising

Court reopens inquiry into murder of journalist Peter R. de Vries following new arrest

Two men arrested for filming Peter R. de Vries in aftermath of fatal shooting

Maastricht jewel thieves in cloth caps and glasses got away on electric scooters

Minister bans exotic pets from 2024 but camels won’t get the hump


Rookie Van Rijthoven outgunned by Djokovic in Centre Court showdown

Orange run at Wimbledon ends as Van de Zandschulp goes out to Nadal

Vera Pauw demands apology from KNVB for failing to investigate rape allegations


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