DutchNews podcast – The Brex’nkaas Breakdown Edition – Week 46

Photomontage from November 16 2018 featuring Stef Blok and Rob Jetten in Union Jack top hats, a bucket of popcorn with a French flag and a WiFi down sign.

In a week dominated by dodgy deals, Molly and Paul look at the implications of the Brexit breakthrough for UK nationals in the Netherlands, find out how a cinema chain lost €19 million in an internet scam and explain why Dutch language tests have been cancelled for the rest of the year. We also catch up with the ever petulant Max Verstappen, the triumphant women’s football team and the soft cheese manufacturers who learned the hard way that ‘over smaak valt niet te twisten‘. In the discussion we look at plans to make the appointment of mayors more democratic and transparent.

TOP STORY: BREXIT

Foreign minister Stef Blok welcomes Brexit deal but will study terms closely

NEWS

Language tests postponed after students share exam details on social media

Cinema chain Pathé left reeling by €19m internet scam

Economic growth slows to 0.2% but sunny weather boosts spending

Bitter aftertaste as cheese manufacturer loses ‘copyright flavour’ case

SPORT

Max Verstappen given community service penalty for post-race punch-up

Dutch women qualify for World Cup via play-off route

DISCUSSION: APPOINTING MAYORS

D66 makes fresh attempt to change constitutional process for appointing mayors (Trouw, Dutch)


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