Thursday 09 April 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Ceta Handbags and Speedy Bawbags Edition – Week 8

As Dutch citizens are declared free from coronavirus, it seems the spirit of Brexit has infected the IND as it blunders not once, but twice on UK citizens’ privacy. Dutch skaters dominate the world championships, but all the talk is of what was inside Kjeld Nuis’s speedsuit. The debate on how to keep tourists and prostitutes apart in Amsterdam’s red light district flared up once again. And find out why some off-colour parrots could land their breeder in jail. Our discussion this week examines why the EU’s free trade deal with Canada is meeting strong resistance from Dutch opposition parties.

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Ophef of the week: Carnaval carnage ensues after primary school renames drinking festival

Top story: IND Brexit debacle

Immigration service investigating double data leak over letter sent to British nationals

News

Dual nationality ruling could force Dutch government to change passport rules

Dutch citizens all clear of coronavirus as two-week quarantine period ends

Amsterdam considers ‘erotic centre’ to solve problem of red light tourism

Bird breeders who disguised parrots’ true colours face jail and fine

Sport

Dutch dominate world speed skating championships with seven golds

Kjeld Nuis exposes his Bawbags after winning gold in Salt Lake City (AD.nl)

Ajax go six points clear as Feyenoord gain ground on AZ

Discussion: CETA debate

Dutch MPs back EU’s trade treaty with Canada

EU-Canada trade treaty is perilously close to being struck down (Financial Times)

Is Canada on the losing end of free trade agreement with the EU? (France24)

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