DutchNews podcast – The Vanishing Vermeer Edition – Week 6 2023

Cheese portions are shrinking. Photo: Depositphotos
Cheese portions are shrinking. Photo: Depositphotos

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Dutch rescue workers join the international team searching the rubble of this week’s earthquake in Turkey and Syria for survivors. Back home, Mark Rutte surveys the wreckage of his asylum policy as the Council of State throws out a rule delaying family reunions. The team investigating the MH17 disaster say the chain of command went all the way up to Vladimir Putin. We ask if Dutch cheese and Belgian roads explain the Benelux hegemony in cyclo-cross. And we reveal why thousands of museum goers will miss the most famous girl in The Hague when she pays a rare visit to Amsterdam.

Ophef of the week: No shocks detected as FVD deputies have worst attendance record


Big cities donate to earthquake relief fund on ‘euro per person’ basis

Donations pour in all over Netherlands for relief effort

Second Dutch plane arrives in Turkey’s disaster zone

Netherlands to give €10 million in aid to earthquake-hit Syria

Fear and waiting for Turkish Dutch nationals following earthquake

Court strikes out rule limiting family reunion for refugees

Rutte downplays ‘fortress Europe’ fence ahead of key summit in Brussels

MH17 team finds ‘strong indications’ of Putin role but no further prosecutions

Dutch diet improving but official guidelines are still widely ignored

Night trains to Barcelona could start in 2025 with European backing

Now or never: Biggest ever Vermeer exhibition opens at Rijksmuseum

Gone girl: Top Vermeer painting will leave show early after just eight weeks

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