Thursday 18 August 2022

DutchNews podcast – The All The King’s Belgian Horses Edition – Week 38


In this week’s podcast we bring you the latest news on the tragic accident in Brabant that cost four young children their lives. As it was budget day we also analyse the government’s financial plans, including controversial measures on the dividend tax and the 30% ruling, as well as who wore the best hats and how government statisticians and Belgian horses made up the numbers. And while Dick Lawyer returned to the field for a last hurrah, a group of hot air balloonists got into hot water with a disgruntled farmer.

Top story

Town in shock after four children die when train hits electric wagon


Finance minister says budget will make Netherlands ‘stronger, safer and more prosperous’

Government rules out transition period for 30% ruling as expats plan legal challenge

Dijkhoff’s ‘punishment by postcode’ plan condemned on all sides

Farmer denies holding hot air balloonists hostage on his land


Advocaat returns to FC Utrecht to settle unfinished business (AD, Dutch)

Ajax open Champions League campaign with 3-0 win over AEK

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