Podcast: The Rutte Gets A Great Replacement Edition

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Several opposition parties stayed away from this week’s ministerial hearings, fearing it would become a political circus. It turned out to be a game of reverse charades in which Marjolein Faber and the other PVV candidates expended a huge amount of words in saying nothing. Mark Rutte headed off to his future workplace of Brussels for one last European leaders’ summit before he takes the helm at Nato. A homeless man went viral after handing in a wallet containing €2000. Hugo de Jonge steered through a major rent control law in his last act as housing minister. And the Dutch football team will be hoping to stay away from home a bit longer after receiving a tongue-lashing from the media following their dramatic defeat to Austria.

Ophef of the week: Jinek’s Amsterdam-based talk show condemned in Hilversum


PVV asylum minister Faber abandons racist conspiracy theory

PVV economic affairs minister to renounce Hungarian passport

Would-be PVV ministers defend use of racist terms in hearings

Rutte bows out in The Hague with warning to new cabinet on EU

Martin Bosma’s invitation to slavery commemoration is withdrawn

Dutch must curb water use or face shortages in 2030

Wednesday was first tropical day of 2024, weekend set to be cooler

Senators back expanding rent controls to 90% of homes from July 1 

Focus: What the new rent control rules in the Netherlands mean for you

Homeless man who handed in €2,000 benefits from €33,000 fundraiser


Dutch media: Oranje defeat “desecrated” anniversary of Euro 88

Netherlands 2-3 Austria: Oranje progress to knockout stage with lacklustre display

Vitesse Arnhem lose professional licence, investor close to rescue deal

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