Monday 22 July 2019

DutchNews podcast – The Pitchforks and Pindakaas Edition – Week 41

Photomontage featuring D66 leader Rob Jetten, former leader Alexander Pechtold, king Willem-Alexander waving an EU flag and a Disney lion behind the I Amsterdam letters, with a forklift truck driven by a blackfaced Zwarte Piet character and a carpet made of peanut butter in the foreground.

It’s been a week of departures as D66 leader Alexander Pechtold handed over the reins to Rob Jetten, Mark Rutte pulled the plug on his dividend tax plan, Unilever rowed back from Rotterdam and the Zwarte Piet motorway blockers had to leave their clogs at the door. Plus Bibian Mentel hangs up her snowboard as she reveals she’s been diagnosed with cancer for the 10th time. In our discussion we take a look at the ongoing efforts to reunite artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II with their rightful owners.



Alexander Pechtold quits as D66 leader, Rob Jetten becomes youngest party leader


Cabinet puts dividend tax plan on hold after Unilever turns back on Rotterdam

Trial begins of motorway blockaders who stopped Zwarte Piet protest

King regrets Brexit as Rutte holds talks with Merkel in The Hague

Animal shelter seeks new home for lion cub abandoned in field


Dutch women one step away from World Cup qualification after beating Denmark

Bibian Mentel announces retirement as cancer returns for 10th time


Dutch museums find 170 works of potentially stolen art in national audit

Full list of works suspected of being stolen between 1933 and 1945

Website of the Restitutions Committee

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