Welcome!

Hello! This is the home of the Dutch Politics in English podcast. If you’re new here, I recommend that you visit the About page, the Parliament page, and the Parties page to get an idea of the basics of Dutch politics. The Provinces is something you can visit later when you’d like to learn about politics at a more local level. Some time in the future, I will also add another page with the major cities, as council politics also echoes at other levels of government.

If you have questions, you can leave a comment in the relevant post, or contact me via dutchpoliticsinenglish @ gmail . com (remove spaces). Thanks for visiting!

Dutch Parliamentary Calendar 2016 / 2017

Start of the parliamentary year: 6 September 2016
Autumn recess: 14-24 October 2016
Christmas recess: 23 December 2016 to 16 January 2017
Crocus recess: 24 February to 20 March 2017*
May recess: 21 April to 8 May 2017
Summer recess: 7 July to 4 September 2017

(*Tweede Kamer elections are scheduled for 15 March 2017, so this recess will be longer than usual.)

Podcast feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DutchPoliticsInEnglish

 

Dutch Politics in English – 4 June 2017

Previously in Europe: https://previouslyineurope.simplecast.fm/

Deutsche Welle РInside Europe: http://www.dw.com/en/inside-europe-covering-the-issues-that-shape-europe/a-19566539

Forgot to mention that finding the Politico.EU magazine can be a bit tricky — the magazine is on the right-hand side of many pages, but there’s no central link I’ve found. So here’s one option, about one-third of the way down: http://www.politico.eu/section/politics/

Dutch Politics in English – 16 May 2017 (Emergency Episode)

A quick overview of how and why the coalition negotiations between VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks failed, and where the process goes from here. One minor correction: when I say that ChristianUnion leader Gert-Jan Segers is suspicious of “his” motives, I meant to say “their” motives. It’ll make sense when you get there. Thanks for listening!