Thursday 08 December 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Speedy Boarding for Russian Spies Edition – Week 24 2022

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It was the week the Dutch government discovered the truth of what a famous Scotsman once said about the best laid schemes of mice and men. Schiphol airport announced thousands of flights will be cancelled this summer because it can’t recruit enough staff. Agriculture minister Christianne van der Wal was doorstepped by angry farmers and censured by her party after admitting the current plans to curb nitrogen pollution weren’t adequate. And health minister Ernst Kuipers came under fire for not doing enough to prepare for the next wave of coronavirus infections. The AIVD unmasked a Russian spy who used a fake Brazilian identity to infiltrate the ICC, while an unsung Dutch tennis player dispatched another Russian in Rosmalen to earn a ticket to Wimbledon.

Ophef of the week: Minister Karien van Gennip attacked over ‘banlieus’ interview


Some farms will have to close to meet nitrogen targets, minister warns

Thousands of farmers set to demonstrate against compulsory closures

Farming minister cancels talks with concerned farmers after receiving threats

Coronavirus infections rise by 64% in a week as Omicron variants take holds

Kuipers says more IC beds will not solve coronavirus wave, focuses on prevention

Government hopes sector specific rules can keep infections in check

Schiphol to slash passenger numbers to avoid further summer chaos

International students warned not to come unless they have a place to live

Dutch foil Russian spy’s plot to work as intern at International Criminal Court


Tennis player Tim van Rijthoven given wild card for Wimbledon after Rosmalen win

Senior tennis coach under investigation after two man file sexual assault reports

Van Gaal condemns Feyenoord stadium as ‘a load of old crap’


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