Saturday 11 July 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Everyone’s a Muppet Edition – Week 8

A blockbuster edition of the podcast this week as the Dutch government sends in Stef Blok to wrestle with a muppet named Brexit and try to beat Venezuela’s aid blockade by going through Curacao. We also hear how Ajax took pride from a home defeat, Amsterdam’s mayor raised the stop sign to red light tourism and a Dutch entrepreneur’s flour bomb blew up in his face. In our discussion we review the court decision that could allow dozens of people to prove once and for all that they were secretly fathered by a sperm clinic owner.

Ophef of the week: Blok’s big blue Brexit muppet sparks backlash

Top story

Dutch government to use Curacao as ‘relief hub’ to break Venezuela’s aid blockade (NRC, Dutch)

News

Amsterdam’s mayor says red light district should not be a tourist attraction

Brexit has brought 42 firms and 2000 jobs to the Netherlands

School pupils to continue environment protests after meeting Rutte

Dutchman loses patent on Ethiopian flour after bid to sue bakery backfires

Sport

Ajax win praise for plucky display despite going down 2-1 to Real Madrid

PSV stretch Eredivisie lead despite dropping points against Utrecht

Discussion: Donor children win legal fight for sperm doctor’s DNA

47 donor children win right to check fertility clinic owner’s DNA

Sperm donor Jan Karbaat believed he was untouchable (AD, Dutch)

Interview: how Moniek Wassenaar confronted Karbaat with the claim he was her father (Volkskrant, Dutch)

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