Tuesday 20 August 2019

DutchNews podcast – The Eurovision Is Worse Than Brexit Edition – Week 20

Plenty of sea changes in this week’s podcast as Mark Rutte takes the fight to Thierry Baudet, Sybrand Buma becomes the second coalition party leader to abandon ship in mid-term and Amsterdam’s mayor decides not to impose a booze ban on the city’s canals. The Hague opts out of the cabinet’s plan for legalised cannabis cultivation, there’s a poignant edge to Ajax’s title celebrations and the food safety board warns people about the dangers of eating filet americain. In our discussion we ask if anyone does, or should, care about next week’s European elections.

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Ophef of the week: Rutte challenges Baudet to TV debate

Top story

Netherlands suspends military training mission in Iraq

News

Enschede’s mayor brands attack on Syrian refugee family a ‘disgrace’

Amsterdam’s mayor calls alcohol ban on boats ‘undesirable’

The Hague passes on regulated marijuana trials

Regional bus drivers join train drivers in strike for better pensions

Filet American should be pre-frozen, says safety board

Sport

Formula One returns to the Netherlands after 35 years in the garage

Ajax pay tribute to Appie Nouri after securing 34th Eredivisie title

Discussion: European elections

European election leaders are mostly unknown to voters

60,000 EU nationals register to vote, but how many did not know?

Pro-Nexit Forum and VVD running neck and neck in Euro poll

‘My favourite Dutch thing is the 35% off section at Albert Heijn’

Who is Frans Timmermans and what does he stand for? (euronews)

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