Sunday 17 October 2021

DutchNews podcast: The Hexit Pursued By A Rhino Edition

Sigrid Kaag resigned as foreign affairs minister over the Afghanistan debacle. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat

D66 leader Sigrid Kaag will be spending more time with Johan Remkes after she resigned over the chaotic operation to evacuate Kabul. Remkes’s task of forming a new coalition became more complicated as the ChristenUnie and Labour played significant parts in Kaag’s downfall. The cabinet abolished the 1.5 metre society and set up the Corona Check Club, despite loud protestations from the hospitality industry. Max Verstappen proved a pain in the neck for Lewis Hamilton at Monza while taxi app service Über was left with a headache after a court ruled it had to treat its drivers as employees. We also bring you some fake bird news and the tragic tale of a disastrous date between pachyderms in Drenthe.

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Ophef of the week: Kaag attacked for dodging budget debate to attend UN assembly


Foreign minister Sigrid Kaag resigns over evacuation failures in Afghanistan

MPs slam ministers over botched evacuation operation

Netherlands scraps 1.5 metre distance rule, brings in vaccination checks

Covid measures will be based on hospital numbers rather than infections

MPs back corona pass plan, but say no to checks at pavement cafés

Uber drivers are employees not freelancers, Amsterdam court rules

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb wins award for world’s best city boss


Ajax open Champions League group stage campaign with 5-1 win in Portugal

Verstappen insists collision with Hamilton in Monza was racing incident


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