DutchNews podcast – The Ballistic Bitterballen Edition – Week 3 2023

Mark Rutte lines up the leaders at the White House in height order. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat
Mark Rutte lines up the leaders at the White House in height order. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat

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Mark Rutte went to Washington this week and said the Netherlands would definitely send some weapons to Ukraine at an unspecified time in the near future. Mayors in three cities suggested digital banning orders to curb gang violence, even though they don’t know what they are, how they’d work or whether they’re even legal. Good news on the energy front as gas prices start to come down and Geert Wilders becomes the unlikely saviour of solar panel subsidies. The Rijksmuseum extends its opening hours after tickets for its Vermeer show sell faster than hot kroketten. And Griekspoor’s Australian dream ends in a Greek tragedy following his victory in the battle of the clones.


Rutte pledges Patriot missiles for Ukraine during visit to Washington

Netherlands is prepared to contribute to cost of Leopard tanks in Ukraine

Mayors propose ‘digital bans’ for youth gang members

Crime rate rises as coronavirus measures are lifted

Police issue record number of fines to drink and drug-influenced drivers

Schiphol to lift passenger number restrictions for holiday season

Ticket presales for Rijksmuseum’s Vermeer exhibition break records

Onion with a pearl earring: budding artists take up Mauritshuis challenge


Griekspoor wins double Dutch encounter in Melbourne to set up plum tie

Dutch grandmaster beats Carlssen at Wijk aan Zee chess tournament

Six Eredivisie players among 25 professionals suspected of matchfixing

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