Friday 25 September 2020

DutchNews Podcast – The Sacred Cows Edition – Week 5


In this week’s podcast we ask who was responsible for the cyber attacks that mysteriously hit Dutch banks a week after details emerged of the security services’ role in a counterespionage operation against Russia. Plans to cut gas production in Groningen and compensate earthquake-hit householders got back on track, the senate debated changes to the law on organ donation and there was a happy ending for Hermien the fugitive cow. In our discussion we look at why the debate about the Dutch colonial legacy has flared up again.

Top story

Cyber attacks cause misery for Dutch banking system to a halt


Watchdog advises drastic cuts in Groningen gas production

Archaeologists discover remains of 6000-year-old baby

Senators ask for more time to debate organ donation bill

Escaped cow given permanent reprieve in Friesland


Transfer window closes with no major purchases

Assen challenges Zandvoort for Dutch Grand Prix

Discussion: colonialism, slavery and statues

How the Mauritshuis row put the spotlight on the Dutch colonial past


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