Thursday 09 February 2023

DutchNews podcast – The Infinite Heinrich Roller Coaster Edition – Week 49 2022

Family portrait by Willem C. Duyster (1631-1650). Image from Rijksmuseum

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The cabinet makes a sorry spectacle of itself this week as its attempts to apologise for slavery come apart at the seams. Rabobank, a co-operative bank set up to lend to farmers, is suspected of getting its hands dirty with money laundering, financing terrorism and rigging bond deals. As the economy cools, Dutch households turn down the thermostat and tighten their belts in anticipation of a 4% drop in spending power. And we reveal the nation’s Top 10 Dutch internet searches, a list dominated by war, murder, sex offenders and the British royal family.

Ophef of the week: Kitsch Anne Frank crockery takes gloss off Hollandse Glorie

Plates, cakes and Achterhuis escape rooms: a full list of Anne Frank blunders (Parool)

News

Public prosecutor launches probe into money laundering at Rabobank

European Commission launches probe into Rabobank and Deutsche Bank

Campaigners call for apology for slavery to be delayed to next July

King announces investigation into royal family’s role in colonialism

Gas consumption falls but imports are on the increase

Inflation falls to 9.9% in November or 6.8% excluding energy prices

Households will have 4% less to spend in 2022 and 2023, CPB says

Cardiologists earned rent as investors in own hospital building – NRC

Healthcare authority criticises plan to shut two child heart units

Scandals and games: the top Dutch Google searches of 2022

Sport

Netherlands 3-1 USA: Dumfries shines in clinical win for Oranje

Football fans arrested in Rotterdam will miss Morocco’s quarter-final

Divided loyalties: Maxima pledges to cheer on Oranje against Argentina

Zandvoort circuit extends Dutch Grand Prix contract to 2025

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