Sunday 05 December 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Extremadura Infection Inquisition Edition – Week 46

Hugo de Jonge symbolically removes his mask at the vaccine centre. Photo: ANP/Robin van Lonkhuijsen

2G or not 2G? That is the question vexing Dutch politicians as coronavirus cases keep soaring and the calls for tighter restrictions grow louder. The coalition talks are still on track despite a careless party leader leaving confidential documents on a train. Sparks fly in parliament as far-right party FVD is accused of threatening behaviour. And that could be the only flashpoint we see this winter after ministers bow to pressure to ban New Year fireworks.

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Ophef of the week: Hugo de Jonge’s glossy magazine cover triggers wave of outrage

And here’s Mirthe Westrik’s very long thread (in progress) of logos of local parties in all 352 Dutch municipalities:

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Coronavirus news

Coronavirus booster campaign begins with over-80s

2G coronapass regime looms but many parties have reservations

Coronavirus testing centres at capacity limit as demand soars

International search for 14 Dutch nationals who fled holiday home in Spain

Record 110,000 coronavirus infections in a week, biggest rise in children

More than 800 excess deaths recorded in last week

Other news

VVD and CDA coalition plans revealed in document found on train

MPs demand tougher action against Forum voor Democratie extremism

Princess Amalia says she’ll devote her life to the Netherlands and loves a tiara

Shell to drop ‘Royal Dutch’ name and become 100% British

Dutch government unpleasantly surprised by Shell’s plan to move to UK

Ministers cave in to pressure from mayors to ban New Year fireworks

Sport

Louis van Gaal in wheelchair to watch Oranje qualify for World Cup

Verstappen says Red Bull will bounce back from defeat in Brazil

Quincy Promes will face charges over stabbing at family party

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