Tuesday 25 February 2020

DutchNews podcast – The All Hijackers On Deck Edition – Week 45

Planes queueing at Schiphol on a busy day. Photo: Benjamin van Waart/Flickr

It’s been a week of false starts and abrupt endings as Schiphol’s timetable was thrown into turmoil by a trigger-happy instructor. Teachers went out on strike following a double U-turn by unions, a lawyer survived a cross-border assassination attempt and Ajax salvaged a draw after being reduced to nine men against Chelsea. We also discuss the fall-out from the recent revelations about a raid by Dutch fighter planes that killed 70 civilians in Iraq.

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Top story

More than 4000 schools closed as teachers strike over pay and conditions


VVD expected to accept cutting speed limit to 100 km/h

  • Listen back to our previous discussions on the farmers’ protests and nitrogen ruling in Week 40 and Week 42.

Bankruptcy lawyer survives drive-by shooting near his home in Germany

Dutch in UK will be allowed to take dual nationality in event of no-deal Brexit

Part of Schiphol shut down after pilot triggers hijack alarm by mistake


Ajax and Chelsea draw 4-4 in night of ‘madness’ in Champions League

Erik ten Hag pledges future to Ajax despite Bayern speculation

Discussion: Defence minister under fire over Iraq bombing

Ank Bijleveld survives no-confidence vote over civilian deaths in Iraq

Minister confirms Dutch bomb caused 70 civilian deaths in Iraq in 2015

Defence minister Hennis resigns over Mali mortar accident (2017)

Bringing Syrian fighters home is the only realistic option, says Hoekstra (NRC, Dutch)

The Dutch ‘precision bomb’ on an IS weapons depot (NRC, Dutch)

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