Saturday 03 December 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Chairmageddon Edition – Week 39

Going down? Khadija Arib is accused of presiding over a ‘reign of terror’. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat

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A bleak autumn looms as inflation surges to a new high, hospital beds start filling up with coronavirus patients and a battle royale breaks out between the Tweede Kamer’s past and present chairwomen. Wages are also rising, though not as fast as inflation, and healthcare workers suffering from Long Covid could be in line for a €15,000 payout. But it’s not all doom and gloom: some of Rembrandt’s finest works are going on display in the Mauritshuis and Oranje have qualified for the finals of the glittering Nations League. And there’s good news about the murder rate, which has come down by half in the last 20 years.

Ophef of the week: Ministers blasted for using official plane for ‘ultra-short’ trips

News

Kaag ‘shocked’ as inflation reaches new record high of 17.1% in September

Energy firms delay price rises after regulator takes tough line

Wages rise nearly 5% in September, employers call for longer working hours

Most mothers never go back to full-time work, survey shows

The autumn coronavirus wave may have already begun, RIVM admits

No need for action now on coronavirus, infectious disease chief says

Ministers plan €15,000 payout to healthcare workers with Long Covid

Investigation is a ‘political stab in the back’, former parliamentary chair says

Dutch murder rate is consistently one of the lowest in Europe, figures show

Rembrandt and other ‘Manhattan masters’ come to The Hague in rare deal

Sport

Van Gaal says Oranje were outplayed despite beating Belgium in Nations League

Ajax post €24m losses after pandemic dampens ticket sales and transfer market

Cyclist van der Poel drops out of world championship after hotel incident

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