Sunday 04 December 2022

Dutch News podcast – The Taming of the Wolf Edition – Week 43


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This week we look at two instances of climate activism in the Netherlands and ask why the superglue does not seem to work. Asylum minister Eric van der Burg’s troubles continue as local councils give him yet another ultimatum about sorting out the mess of where refugees should sleep. We look at why local tax officials in Enschede are after photos of home owners’ toilets and wonder if there is any self interest in Dutch cricketers suggestions that the big test nations spend more time warming up in the Netherlands. The NS public book price is first delayed then cancelled after voter fraud and animal welfare groups have accused rangers at the Hoge Veluwe national park of taming a wolf to show they are a threat to humans after all.

Ophef of the week: Public book prize cancelled after attempts to manipulate the vote


Climate activist ‘glues’ his hands to table in television talk show

Three arrested as climate activists target Girl with a Pearl Earring

Slight rise in coronavirus patients in hospital, fewer positive tests

House price rises continue to flatten, fewer deals completed in Q3

Anger as councils ask for kitchen and loo photos to prove property values

Ministry expects 50,000 people to apply for asylum in 2023

Foreign workers in NL are most likely to perceive discrimination at work

Wolf approaches park visitors, animal groups say it has been tamed


T20 Cricket: India down the Netherlands in commanding 56 run win

Ajax out of Champions League after home loss to Liverpool

Ajax is Europe’s most successful footballing academy again, study finds

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