DutchNews podcast – The Spekgladde Sex Toys Store Edition – Week 50 2022

The Nike slogan overhanging the Hema store in Vienna has acquired an undertone. Photo: Depositphotos
The Nike slogan above Hema’s store in Vienna has acquired an undertone. Photo: Depositphotos

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Sigrid Kaag is dispatched to Paramaribo as the cabinet’s efforts to apologise for the Dutch slave trade fly into a whirlwind of recriminations. Back home, Wopke Hoekstra is shocked – shocked! – by a report exposing institutional racism at the foreign affairs ministry. Dutch Moroccan footballers, meanwhile, have no regrets as they eclipse Louis van Gaal’s Oranje at the World Cup. Gas supplies look set to last the winter but you’ll need to hire a Chern medal-winning mathematician to work out your bill. And after the disappointment of Qatar, Barney and his fellow darts players sharpen their arrows for the world championships at Ally Pally.

Ophef of the week: Hema’s sex toys arouse waves of anger and deluge of sales


Deputy prime minister Sigrid Kaag arrives in Suriname to discuss slavery apology

Dutch plan to apologise for slavery under fire as criticism of timing grows

Foreign affairs ministry riddled with racism and exclusion, report finds

Hoekstra backs tribunal in The Hague to try Russia for aggression against Ukraine

Wintry weather drives up gas usage but households are still cutting back

MPs agree to support energy price cap despite calculation issues

The energy price ceiling will not be at the same level for everyone

Students take municipalities to court to claim energy subsidies

Some 90 MPs miss deadline to declare outside income (BNR, Dutch)

Dutch state defends king Willem-Alexander in lawsuit against monarchy


Few problems in the Netherlands as Morocco’s World Cup run ends

Bullseye: Dutch Dart Kings aiming to bring home world title from London

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