The Netherlands is bracing itself for its biggest freeze in a decade, but it still won’t be as cold as the relationship between health minister Hugo de Jonge and hospital bosses after last week’s row over vaccination numbers. Also in a frosty mood is Ajax coach Erik ten Hag over the omission of €22.5 million signing Sebastian Haller from his European campaign because somebody refused to fill in a form. Speaking of incomplete paperwork, all four coalition parties need to get their skates on to meet the deadline to file their list of candidates for the election. We celebrate a home grown winner in one of the few sporting events to go ahead this winter. And we speak to NRC’s London correspondent Melle Garschagen as he prepares to set sail for his homeland after five years dominated by Brexit and coronavirus.
Thanks to Melle Garschagen of NRC for being our guest this week – you can buy his book for your Dutch friends and relatives here.
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