Saturday 10 December 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Big Farmageddon Edition – Week 25 2022

Protesters travelled from as far afield as Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: ANP/Sem van der Wal

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After a two-year ceasefire during the pandemic, farmers warn their tractors are not for turning as a new wave of protests begins against the government’s plans to cut nitrogen emissions. Coronavirus infections are rising but health minister Ernst Kuipers sees no cause for alarm, as long as everyone follows his lead and washes their hands. Mark Rutte makes a U-turn on Ukraine, Rob Jetten does an about-face on coal-fired power stations and beleaguered Lelystad Airport is given another stay of execution. And archaeologists in Gelderland make a unique discovery: a building project that wasn’t cancelled for want of an environmental permit.

Ophef of the week: Withering assessment of flower festival flop in Almere

News

Thousands of farmers head for Gelderland village, clogging up roads and motorways

MPs debate nitrogen strategy as criticism of cabinet plans grows

Over-60s urged to have coronavirus booster vaccine as cases rise again

Thousands of unexplained deaths in third coronavirus wave need solving

Dutch to boost coal-fired electricity power station to reduce dependency on gas

MPs file complaint against Baudet for not declaring outside interests

Chair of public broadcaster given police protection after receiving threats

Senators vote to abolish five-day waiting period before abortion

Transavia scraps 240 summer flights from Schiphol, affecting 13,000 passengers

Archaeologists uncover an exceptionally well preserved Roman shrine

Sport

Ajax complete sale of striker Sébastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund for €35m

Women footballers to receive equal pay ahead of European championship

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