DutchNews podcast – The Sultans of Swines Edition – Week 44 2022

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. Photo: Sandra Uittenbogaart
The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. Photo: Sandra Uittenbogaart

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Early November is traditionally a fruitful time for conspiracy theorists, as Guy Fawkes, David Icke and Rian van Rijbroek will testify. The RIVM admits it mixed up its numbers on nitrogen pollution just as the Council of State tells the government to redo its homework on building permits. Dutch railway operator NS cuts services and raises ticket prices, but insist it’s still the only company fit to run the train network. Thousands of Ukrainian refugees settle in and successfully find jobs after the government decides not to treat them like refugees. And will rainbow-coloured wolves soon be roaming the Hoge Veluwe?

Ophef of the week: Jumbo takes down ‘construction workers’ advert in wake of outcry

Bonus: Read how Follow the Money brought down former VVD chairman Henry Keizer over his cut-price deal to buy a Dutch crematorium association

Follow The Money’s full archive on Keizer is here (in Dutch)


Fresh setback for nitrogen plans as Council of State throws out building permit

RIVM calculation error means pig and poultry farms were mislabelled as big polluters

Climate activists jailed for damaging Vermeer painting in protest in The Hague

Extinction Rebellion interrupt classical concert to broadcast climate message

Peter R de Vries murder trial must restart after judge is replaced

Arib bows out of parliament without fanfare as harassment inquiry goes on

Dutch government ready to apologise for slavery and launch €200m fund

More than 80% of Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands have found work

Train tickets to cost more but travel for regular commuters will be cheaper

NS cuts train timetable, blaming staff shortages, as complaints soar

Gelderland will use paintball guns to scare off ‘problem wolves’


Bowlers lead rout of Zimbabwe in historic rout during T20I World Cup

Ajax sign off disappointing Champions League campaign with win

Max Verstappen sets new record with 14th Grand Prix win of the season


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