Thursday 09 April 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Better Call Paul Edition – Week 11


As the coronavirus rate among the podcast team hits 25%, we take stock of how the Netherlands is responding to the pandemic. Will isolated Brabanders produce a miracle drug? Is anyone checking on Dick Advocaat? And is cancelling Soldaat van Oranje the sign we really have reached the end of days? In non-corona news, the MH17 trial got under way and the king apologised to Indonesia for the Dutch excesses during the decolonisation war. Airbnb faces a €200 million bill after its booking fees were found to be illegal. And the tax office is under pressure to compensate around 1800 families who were wrongly accused of fraud.

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Ophef of the week: Rutte’s handshake protocol faux pas goes viral

Top story: Coronavirus latest

Dutch coronavirus total rises to 614, including 102 healthcare workers


Public prosecutor outlines crash investigation at MH17 trial

King apologises to Indonesia for excessive violence of Dutch soldiers

Airbnb could have to pay back €200m after court strikes out booking fees

Nearly 2000 families wrongly accused of fraud by tax office


AZ, Ajax and Feyenoord all win to keep title race bubbling

Discussion: The battle to contain coronavirus

Large events banned. but schools stay open as Rutte steps up restrictions

New measures to stop the spread of coronavirus (Dutch government website)

Your questions on coronavirus answered

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