DutchNews podcast – The Crime Doesn’t Pay Dividend Tax Edition – Week 42

Photomontage based on the Night Watch by Rembrandt featuring Mark Rutte, Lodewijk Asscher and an orange lion mascot waving German and Belgian flagsFireworks and firearms are to the fore in this week’s podcast as we rake over the ashes of Rutte’s dividend tax debacle, find out how police blew open a suspected terrorist cell in Arnhem, and reveal how Amsterdam plans to make New Year a less explosive occasion. Plus the Night Watch gets a very public makeover and for once there’s plenty to cheer about in the sporting arena. In our discussion we look at how local mayors are increasingly being driven into hiding by mobsters.

Ophef of the week: Twitterstorms and talking at concerts #hetisfokkingADE

TOP STORY

Rutte survives no confidence vote triggered by dividend tax debacle

NEWS

Details emerge of undercover police operation to infiltrate terror cell in Arnhem

Dutch integration exam scrapped after questions are shared online

Number of euthanasia deaths falls for first time since regulation began

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to be restored in full public view

Amsterdam city council proposes banning New Year firework sales

SPORT

Oranje future looks brighter after results against Germany and Belgium

DISCUSSION: MAYORS IN THE FIRING LINE

Hundreds turn out for rally in support of threatened mayor of Haarlem

Mayors to be given preventive security checks following wave of threats (Volkskrant)

Rotterdam’s mayor steps up security after serious death threat

Geldermalsen drops plan for asylum seekers’ accommodation centre after riots


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