Thursday 08 December 2022

DutchNews podcast – The 1922 Boomers and Bangers Edition – Week 23 2022

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The Netherlands needs to ramp up its efforts to cut nitrogen production, including measures to reduce the agriculture sector, nature minister Christianne van der Wal warned this week. Also in line for a shake-up is the police force, where racist officers will face stronger sanctions and senior officers take on the macho culture. Rotterdam city council stretches the boundaries of ‘big tent’ politics as polar opposites Leefbaar and Denk go into coalition together. And as a New Year fireworks ban fizzles out in the Tweede Kamer, Feyenoord fans are hit with another fine and a stadium ban for mixing football and firecrackers.

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Ophef of the week: Monster bill for phone booths is latest Ministry of Horror scandal

News

Farmers will have to be bought out to bring down nitrogen pollution, minister says

No power for business: Limburg and North Brabant electricity grid is full

Read DutchNews’s explainer on the nitrogen problem in the Netherlands

Racist officers will always face sanctions as police vow to change culture

Leefbaar and Denk breach boundaries to run city council in Rotterdam

Attempt to ban New Year fireworks fizzles out after parties fail to win support

Prosecutors demand life sentences for murder of journalist Peter R. de Vries

Record number of centenarians following post-WWI baby boom

Sport

Late Weghorst header snatches victory in Nations League against Wales

UEFA hits Feyenoord with fine and stadium ban after fans throw fireworks

Tom Dumoulin announces retirement from cycling at end of the year

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