Tuesday 27 July 2021

DutchNews podcast: The August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben Edition

Corona vaccine passports had a disrupted launch. Photo: ANP/HH/Rob Engelaar

After Oranje checked out early from Euro 2020, the state broadcaster brought further shame on the nation by posting the wrong lyrics to the German national anthem. Fans looking to drown their sorrows had to move fast to beat the ban on cut-price alcohol promotions from July 1. Elsewhere it was a week of success in Dutch sport, with Max Verstappen and Mathieu van der Poel scoring victories on four wheels and two. In other motoring news, Sigrid Kaag got tied up in CGI seatbelts in a classic demonstration of the Streisand Effect. Farmers and fishermen caused a stink as 185 million kilos of manure went missing and the government secretly issued too many pulse fishing permits. And Amsterdam’s mayor commemorated Keti Koti by apologising for the city’s role in the slave trade.

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Ophef of the week: NPO in Nazi era revival shame at Euro 2020

News

Dutch fishing authorities misled European Commission on pulse permits

Most cases of manure fraud go unpunished, report finds

Coronavirus vaccines to be offered to all children over 12, starting this weekend

Decline in infection rate slows down as Delta variant takes over

Hacks, screengrabs and ‘consolation negatives’: serious flaws in test for access

Just 23 people were fined for breaking mandatory quarantine in June

VPRO starts inquiry into controversial Sigrid Kaag documentary (NOS, Dutch)

Big discounts on alcohol and promotional packs banned from July 1

Halsema issues historic apology for Amsterdam’s slave trade links

Sport

Frank de Boer quits after Netherlands are dumped out of Euro 2020 by Czechs

Max Verstappen comfortably wins Styrian GP to extend championship lead (Eurosport)

Mathieu van der Poel hails ‘one of my best days on a bike’ after holding yellow jersey (Cycling Weekly)

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