DutchNews podcast: The Planes, Trains and Tractors Edition

Dutch train operators are branching out. Photo: Depositphotos

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The king announces he’ll be taking regular train services after the decision to retire the royal carriage. He’ll be able to travel to with NS, QBuzz or Arriva, but not Eurostar, who are furious about being shunted into a siding by the Dutch government. Also stuck in a rut are D66, who have been frozen out of provincial coalition talks by the BBB. Farmers are told whether they qualify for Christianne van der Wal’s “wildly attractive” bonus scheme for peak polluters. Talks on a New Deal for farmers continue at the pace of a tractor protest after the lobby group LTO grudgingly agrees to stay on board. As the Netherlands confirms plans to train Ukrainian F-16 fighter pilots, we explain how Dutch intelligence tipped off Washington about a potential attack on the Nordstream pipeline. And while the football team are run ragged by Croatia and the ageless Luka Modric in the Nations League, there is better news for the nation’s cricketers and ten pin bowlers.

Ophef of the week: Coalition negotiators wanted to neutralise troublesome CDA MP Pieter Omtzigt


Farm pollution check website opens, 3,000 will be eligible for payouts

Farmers sceptical of Van der Wal’s “attractive” buyout scheme

Talks on agriculture deal to continue after farmers’ group agrees to stay

BBB and VVD do deals with religious parties as provincial coalitions take shape

Christen and VVD team up with PVV in controversial coalition in Flevoland

Eurostar hires consultants to try to prevent 11-month hold-up on London line

Regional train and bus operators plan services to Paris and Berlin

No seventh runway for Schiphol after Harbers withdraws planning concession

Dutch intelligence service MIVD tipped off CIA about plan to attack pipeline

Dutch say goodbye to their royal train (Railtech.com)


Oranje lose to Croatia in semi-finals of Nations League

Peter Bosz confirmed as new head coach of PSV

Ajax unveil Sparta boss Maurice Steijn as new head coach

Almere City beat Emmen in play-off to reach Eredivisie for first time

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