DutchNews podcast – The So Many Organs Edition – Week 7

Lady Maya fled from the fearsome seagulls. Photo: Beekse Bergen

This week’s podcast brings you up to speed with the gold rush for Dutch skaters at the Winter Olympics, the minister who lost his job over a lie and the eagle that went awol after being harassed by seagulls. We also reflect on the life of the Netherlands’ longest serving prime minister, Ruud Lubbers, and the consequences of the new organ donation law. In our discussion we look at the growing campaign to sue the tobacco industry for damaging public health and new measures to restrict smoking.

Top story

Halbe Zijlstra resigns as foreign affairs minister for lying about meeting Putin


‘Opt-out’ organ donation law passes Senate after protracted debate

Former prime minister Ruud Lubbers dies aged 78

Eagle quits wildlife park after dust-up with seagulls


Clean sweep for Dutch women in Olympic 3000 metres speed skating

Sven Kramer wins third Olympic 5000 metre title

Dutch skating coach tried to fix race for French team at 2014 Olympics

Discussion: smoking bans and lawsuits

Amsterdam backs legal action against tobacco industry

Cigarette sales increase as health campaigns fail to stub out smoking

Cafes and bars ordered to shut smoking rooms

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