Tuesday 11 August 2020

DutchNews Podcast – The More Coke Less Drop Edition – week 16

Photo: Zxc via Wikimedia Commons

We have a second shot at discussing the war on drugs in the week’s podcast: is the Netherlands really becoming a narcostate, and are so-called ‘cocaine yogis’, with their healthy eating, hard partying lifestyles really to blame? We also bring you the latest news on British citizens’ efforts to secure their rights ahead of Brexit, the expats who are allegedly taking over Amstelveen’s schools, the impasse in Rotterdam’s coalition talks and a rugby club that’s going to surreal lengths to pay for their solar panels.

TOP STORY

British expats take concerns about Brexit to Dutch parliament

NEWS

Health minister De Jonge sanguine about sunbeds and alcohol

Expat families accused of overburdening schools in Amstelveen

Baudet breaks with Leefbaar in attempt to break Rotterdam gridlock

Unemployment drops below 4% for first time in 10 years

Netflix announces first Dutch horror series on students and demons (NOS, Dutch)

Original Dali works sold to pay for rugby club’s solar panels (NOS, Dutch)

SPORT

PSV seal Eredivisie title with 3-0 win over Ajax

Sparta move towards safety as late goal opens up four-point gap at bottom (AD, Dutch)

DISCUSSION: COCAINE YOGIS, DRUG DEALERS AND AFROJACK

Justice minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus calls Netherlands a ‘drugs state’ (Elsevier, Dutch)

‘We need to ditch the romantic image of drug taking’ (NOS, Dutch)

Data reveals drug taking habits in over 50 European countries (report by ECMDDA)

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