Monday 19 April 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Superspreading Nazi Hippos Edition – Week 10

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In a week dominated by elections, infections and corrections, Mark Rutte engaged some elaborate verbal trickery to justify extending the coronavirus curfew that he’s been promising for weeks to abolish. Less than a week before election day, we ask why Rutte’s VVD seem unassailable in the polls and what their rivals are doing to bridge the gap. The Dutch pick up plenty of gold in the sporting arena, with Suzanne Schulting sweeping the board in short track speed skating. And we bring you news of a pregnant wolf and some nomadic petrified lions.

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Ophef of the week: Cannabis farm in Pablo’s IJscobar sparks much hilarity

Election news

Election watch: integration, postal votes and donations

Election watch: the lowdown on the main political parties’ policies

Seven party manifestos breach constitutional ban on discrimination, say lawyers

News

Curfew and travel ban extended but vaccine is gaining the upper hand, says De Jonge

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know about the latest changes

Ministers are working on coronavirus passport based on negative test results

Health council clears AstraZeneca vaccine for use in elderly

Netherlands remains near top of tax haven league despite new rules

Half of the 1.1 billion bicycles bought in the Netherlands last year were electric

Wolf killed crossing the road near Hoge Veluwe national park while pregnant

Sport

Double Dutch delight as relay teams win gold in European indoor championships

Suzanne Schulting sweeps the board in depleted short track world championships

Ajax and PSV pulling clear at top of Eredivisie as Feyenoord put six past VVV

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