Saturday 08 August 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Brexit Muppet Returns Edition – Week 27

King Willem-Alexander photographed through the rungs of Herman Dinius's ladder.

Can’t stop now: Herman Dinius breezes past the king. Photo: Marcel Jurian de Jong/ANP

The lockdown has eased to the point where we can focus on less distressing subjects than a global pandemic. So we’ve put together a podcast packed with news of slavery, institutional racism and Brexit. One of Groningen’s favourite sons comes home to revive the city’s footballing fortunes. New laws come into force on paternity leave, organ donation and holiday letting. And there’s a spike in popcorn sales as three seat snatchers set up yet another political party.

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Ophef of the week: Willem-Alexander upstaged in Drenthe by cycling window cleaner

News

Keti Koti commemorated as Netherlands slowly faces up to slave-trading past

Rutte rules out apolosing for slavery in clumsy, bad-tempered debate on racism

RIVM switches to weekly coronavirus updates as infection rate declines

Bill for coronavirus protective equipment reaches €1.4 bn

Main changes to coronavirus restrictions from July 1

Senate backs ‘Brexit-proof’ dual nationality for Dutch nationals in the UK

Half of Dutch businesses feel unprepared for Brexit

Paternity leave extended and cigarettes put out of sight as new laws take effect

Two Henks are better than one: Krol and Otten make pact for next year’s election

Sport

Arjen Robben signs one-year ‘pay as you play’ contract at Groningen

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