DutchNews podcast – The Owls Are Not What They Seem Edition – Week 12

DutchNews podcast photomontage of Thierry Baudet with his face obscured by a sculpture of the Owl of Minerva.

Thierry Baudet’s success in the provincial elections stirred up plenty of ophef (as well as sparking a speech cobbled together from off-cuts of Oswald Spengler and rejected Nick Kershaw lyrics), but has it really changed the political landscape? We dissect the results and discuss the implications for Mark Rutte’s cabinet on this week’s podcast. Plus the latest on the Utrecht shooting, which is now being treated as a terrorist act, where the Netherlands ranks on the world happiness index, and a look ahead to Oranje’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Top story

Utrecht shooter accused of terrorist offences but may have had personal issues

News

Dutch prime minister tells British government to stop whinging and make a decision

Hundreds of primary schools close as teachers go on strike

Dutch rank fifth in latest World Happiness Report

Sport

Netherlands beat Belarus 4-0 in opening Euro 2020 qualifier, Germany next

Verstappen plays down F1 title hopes despite third place in Melbourne

Discussion: Provincial election results

Forum for Democracy the big winner in provincial elections

Results show Forum top poll in three provinces

Media response to provincial election results

Has Thierry Baudet really reshaped the Dutch political landscape?

The new face of the Dutch Euroskeptic right (Deutsche Welle)


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