This week’s podcast looks at the ramifications of the latest developments in the MH17 inquiry as the Dutch government and joint investigation team point the finger of blame squarely at Russia. We also find out about the Friesland community came up with an eye-catching additional member to the European Capital of Culture programme, why a soldier is being given a ceremonial burial four centuries after he died and who won the battle of the Dicks on the football field. In the discussion we ask if the Dutch system of holiday pay is a nice little seasonal sweetener or a paternalistic anachronism.
Ophef of the week
Top story: MH17
Discussion: holiday pay (vakantiegeld)
What is vakantiegeld? (Wikipedia)
Workers more likely to spend vakantiegeld this year (Telegraaf, Dutch)