Sunday 04 December 2022

DutchNews podcast – The For Rutte’s Eyes Only Edition – Week 41 2022

Mark Rutte gives evidence to the Groningen gas inquiry. Photo: ANP/Kees van de Veen

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Inflation will stay high until next year, house prices are cooling and there’s a wave of bankruptcies on the way. 2023 looks like a good year to hide under the bedsheets, which might have inspired one prisoner this week to execute a traditional-style escape. The Groningen gas inquiry continues, but not even the collective force of a thousand earthquakes can jog Mark Rutte’s active memory. And Amsterdam orders the closure of another ‘dark store’ that prides itself in delivering to your door faster than Napoli can score against Ajax.

Ophef of the week: MPs taken to task over false claims over asylum seekers on benefits

News

Dutch inflation will remain very high until end of 2023, IMF warns

Central bank chief Klaas Knot urges banks to hold back with dividends

House prices rose 18.2% in Q2, one of the highest growth rates in the EU

Schools face bleak winter as major energy supplier runs into problems

Groningen will only pump gas as a last resort, minister tells inquiry

Coronavirus vaccine campaign held back by poor planning, safety board finds

Nursing home residents at risk as coronavirus infections increase by 23%

Airbnb-style rentals are damaging Amsterdam, says tourism chief

Yet another speedy delivery store in Amsterdam is ordered to close

Don’t tie this at home: prisoner’s knotted sheet escape bid gets him in a tangle

Sport

Verstappen claims ‘incredible’ second Formula 1 world title in sodden Suzuka

Motorcycle racer Victor Steeman, 22, dies after crashing in race in Portugal

Oranje face France, Ireland and Greece in Euro 2024 qualifying group

Ajax’s Champions League hopes vanish as Napoli inflict back-to-back defeats

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