DutchNews podcast – The Oma Wants Her Tank Back Edition – Week 5 2023

The German and Dutch armies are becoming more entrenched. Photo: Depositphotos
The German and Dutch armies are becoming more entrenched. Photo: Depositphotos

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The distant goal of putting Russia on trial for invading Ukraine moves a step closer as a dedicated prosecutor’s office is set up in The Hague. Mark Rutte avoids a diplomatic incident as he takes French president Emmanuel Macron out to an Indonesian restaurant. The Dutch and German armies look set to integrate further, though there’s bound to be a row about who owns the bicycles. Questions are asked in parliament about the right to protest after hundreds of people are arrested for demonstrating on a motorway. And we reveal which birds rule the roost in Dutch gardens.

Ophef of the week: Rutte warns of ‘leftist clouds’ on the horizon as campaign kicks off


Office to collect evidence of Russian war crimes to be set up in The Hague

Netherlands poised to integrate last infantry brigade into German army

Hundreds arrested at climate demonstration on A12 in The Hague

Right to demonstrate under strain, human rights watchdog warns

Government to provide financial support to health staff with Long Covid

Mass lung cancer screening trial to start in Amsterdam

Common sparrow still king of the garden, mass count shows


Anish Giri wraps up home win at Tata Steel chess tournament

Ariens and Henriks win ‘alternative Elfstedentocht’ in Austria (NOS, Dutch)

Sifran Hassan to make marathon debut in London (NOS, Dutch)

PSV busiest club on transfer deadline day, World Cup stars on the move


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