DutchNews podcast: The Last Call for Benschop Edition – Week 37 2022

Queues at Schiphol last year. Photo: Molly Quell
Queuing at Schiphol. Photo: Molly Quell

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As a winter of bankruptcies and financial lockdown draws nearer, the government dips into its pockets to help households struggling with their energy bills. The train drivers’ strike is settled with a 9.25% pay rise, but Schiphol’s boss, Dick Benschop, pays the price for a summer of airport chaos. Another big earner, Sywert van Lienden, anxiously awaits to see if the report into his €100 million face mask deal will salvage his reputation. And Heerenveen’s mascot scores a win over his own club after a court ruled it strayed offside by suspending him in a dispute about last winter’s lockdown rules.

Ophef of the week: Justice minister’s speech unites fascists and wokeists in outrage


Government earmarks €16m to help poor families through the winter

Ministers plan energy bailout fund as schools sound alarm on costs

Price cap is on the table as talks on reducing energy bills continue

Train strikes called off as unions and NS agree 9.25% pay deal

Schiphol boss quits over summer chaos as more flight restrictions loom

Van Lienden vowed to earn millions from face mask deal, recordings show

Student debts double since grants were scrapped, 1.6m owe money


Last-minute goal gives Liverpool Champions League win over Ajax

Heero’s welcome again after court orders club to reinstate mascot

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