DutchNews podcast – The Jurassic Borrelplank Edition – Week 2 2023

Dinosaur eggs or Dutch cocktail party snacks? Either way, mind your head. Photo: ANP/Sem van der Wal
Dinosaur eggs or Dutch party snacks? Either way, mind your head. Photo: ANP/Sem van der Wal

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2023 gets off to a shaky start with Gert-Jan Segers stepping down as leader of the ChristenUnie party. The cabinet’s plans to control immigration come unstuck in court, forcing asylum minister Eric van der Burg to kick the latest measures into the long grass. The looming recession has puts a dampener on the housing market as prices decline after nine years. One commodity that’s apparently impervious to high inflation is cocaine, but Rotterdam has been eclipsed by Antwerp as Europe’s largest drug smuggling port. A museum in Brabant claims a timely scoop from 70 million years ago. And last but not least, we unveil the prestigious winner of the democratically watertight vote for the 2022 Ophef of the Year.

Ophef of the week: Postcode lottery walk the plank over Anne Frank promotion


ChristenUnie leader Gert-Jan Segers quits as MP and party leader

Government suspends ban on asylum family reunions pending court ruling

Less cocaine seized in Rotterdam in 2022 as criminals switch to Antwerp

Former justice minister Grapperhaus targeted by criminal gangs

House prices in the Netherlands drop by 6% as nine-year boom ends

Dutch museum may have discovered rare dinosaur embryo


Anti-cheating measures stepped up at Wijk aan Zee chess tournament

Griekspoor heads for Australian Open with first ATP tour win under his belt

Feyenoord hold advantage as top three in Eredivisie all draw

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