Podcast: The Europapapapegaaipimpampetje Edition

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More than 100 days after the election, there are cautious signs that the four parties who have been bickering since December might be ready to start talking about forming a government. Meanwhile, the outgoing government is battling to keep international employers like ASML and Boskalis in the country. Venlo is hiring Croatians who don’t speak Dutch to drive its buses to solve a shortage of personnel. We explain how Amsterdam’s tram operator tried to invoice Germany after the Second World War for transporting Jews to the death camps. And in sport, Quincy Promes is involved in a high-speed dash from justice in Dubai, while Femke Bol and Max Verstappen are unstoppable on their respective tracks.

Ophef of the week: Mothers will not be cancelled, Hugo de Jonge reassures anti-woke dog-whistle blowers

Safety boards slam “irresponsible” decision to switch off air-raid sirens

Spring arrives as first lapwing’s egg is spotted in Gelderland (RTV Oost)


Talks on forming a right-wing cabinet will continue next week

Party leaders to meet in pairs as coalition talks remain stalled

Ministers launched secret “Operation Beethoven” to stop ASML leaving

Dutch rules on foreign workers prompt Boskalis to expand in UAE

Foreigners not to blame for housing crisis in NL, says UN rapporteur

International students concerned about changing attitudes: survey

Ben Coates: Expat-bashing has become a new sport in the Netherlands

Ukrainians to pay €350 towards living costs when they start working

Young men with Moroccan roots more likely to be stopped by police

Limburg to allow bus firm Arriva to recruit non-Dutch-speaking drivers

Amsterdam tram firm chased Germany in 1947 for cost of transporting Jews

Israeli president to attend opening of Holocaust museum in Amsterdam

“Happy hardcore” Europapa is this year’s Dutch Eurovision entry


Quincy Promes arrested in Dubai, may face extradition to NL

PSV stay 10 points clear after Til strike rescues point against Feyenoord

Ajax 0-0 Aston Villa: Tie hangs in balance after game of few chances (BBC)

Gold and a new world record for Femke Bol over 400m in Glasgow

Dutch women win 4x400m title and men’s team take bronze

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