Podcast: The Blazing Banners and Non-Smoking Bureaucrats Edition

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The coalition talks are in limbo as Geert Wilders turns up the Timmermans Threat level to 11 and the parties try to turn a refugee drama into a crisis. Global warming isn’t putting off Dutch holidaymakers, but the cost of travel is making their eyes water. Measles cases are on the rise as the vaccination rate falls. Feyenoord’s manager looks set to jump ship while Alex Kroes and the Ajax board look for a creative way out of their death spiral. And we explain why Germany is no longer a happy hunting ground for Dutch train operators and safecrackers.

Ophef of the week: Smoked sausage row is worst case scenario for Unox

Everything you need to know about King’s Day in Emmen


Cabinet negotiators to discuss declaring refugee situation a “crisis”

Wilders presses ahead with formal complaint against Timmermans

Wilders accuses Frans Timmermans of inciting violence in speech

Council of State strikes out moratorium on Palestinian refugees

Minister “made up” figures about refugee relatives: Trouw

Ombudsman blasts threat to jail people who helped Ter Apel refugees

Dutch take extreme weather in their stride at holiday time

Daycare centres on alert as measles cases increase in Brabant

Coronavirus inquiry will last three years and cost €7 million

PostNL wants to reduce mail deliveries to every second day

Train operator NS sells loss-making German subsidiary Abellio

Dutch nationals blew up hundreds of German ATMs last year

Hard cheese for retailers: criminals target Dutch delicacy


Feyenoord win bruising Dutch cup final twice stopped for fireworks

Feyenoord coach Arne Slot emerges as favourite for Liverpool job

Aboutaleb: fireworks smuggled into cup final in “intimate areas”

Alex Kroes to stay on at Ajax in new post of technical director

Vitesse Arnhem face fight to survive after KNVB penalties

Austrian ski champion Hirscher to stage comeback in Netherlands

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