DutchNews podcast – The Pole Star Horse-Trading Edition

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The new Senate is sworn in after the coalition parties emerge as the winners of the three-dimensional game of horse trading for the final seats. But not before the outgoing chamber rubber-stamps the outcome of 16 years of talks to reform the pension system. Councillors in The Hague swiftly remove signs proclaiming glory to Ukraine just as councillors in Zeeland put signs up banning hedonism in the dunes. Police, prosecutors, protesters and Amnesty International are all unhappy with the handling of the latest Extinction Rebellion protest on the A12. KLM hits back at a report that claims it failed to honour the conditions of its €3.4bn coronavirus bailout. And in an otherwise gloomy season for Ajax, the title-winning women’s team have another reason to celebrate as Edwin van der Sar bows out as CEO.

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Council posts ‘no sex’ signs on nudist beach after rash of complaints


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Accidental Volt senator not planning to move to Netherlands from Dublin home

Outgoing Senate approves new pension system, switch will take 4.5 years

New pension law requires two-thirds majority, academics claim

Bergkamp urges Twitter to take action on online threats to politicians

Some 1,600 climate activists arrested as Extinction Rebellion block A12

Police ID checks at demonstrations break privacy rules, says Amnesty

Patients report more concentration and memory problems post Covid

KLM criticised for not meeting conditions of €3.4bn corona bailout


PSV secure second place in Eredivisie, Ajax are downed by Twente

Ajax drops interim boss Heitinga to search for more experienced coach

Edwin van der Sar steps down as CEO of Ajax, citing “difficult period”


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