Tuesday 14 July 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Barefoot Refugees Edition – Week 4

Dirty money and clean air are the hot topics on this week’s podcast as the government is warned it won’t meet the targets for CO2 emissions in the Urgenda ruling, while coming under pressure to tighten its fiscal rules to stop tax money flowing out of the country and organised criminals flowing in. In sport Frenkie de Jong celebrates his big-money transfer to Barcelona by leaking four goals to Heerenveen. And the controversial Oostvaardersplassen cull proves to be a big hit with lovers of venison. In our discussion we look at how the coalition has once again snagged itself on the thorny issue of asylum.

Ophef of the week: Former soldier shoots down Baudet over ‘cute’ remarks in Parliament

Top story

Government even further from meeting Urgenda targets than previously thought


Netherlands under pressure to do more to shake off ‘tax haven’ tag

Brussels tells Netherlands and other EU countries to clean up ‘golden visa’ schemes

The Hague’s Bronovo hospital to close at weekends because of staff shortage

Venison from Oostvaardersplassen cull sells out within two hours (Trouw, Dutch)


Spotlight falls on De Ligt after Frenkie de Jong completes €75m move to Barcelona

Van Bronckhorst to step down as Feyenoord coach at end of season

Discussion: Could the kinderpardon row bring down Rutte III?

Coalition split as CDA, D66, ChristenUnie call for change to child refugee amnesty

Child deportations to continue, VVD refuses to relax amnesty rules

IND web page on the special dispensation for long-stay child asylum seekers (kinderpardon) (Dutch)

Majority for broader children’s amnesty comes too late for Armenian trio (NRC, Dutch)

VVD won’t shift on asylum policy despite being outnumbered in coalition (NRC, Dutch)


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