Are you hitting the road? Here you will find an overview of the files and activities. Check here the rail timetable.
What can you expect today?
- From 2 p.m. there will be a protest in the Westerpark in Amsterdam, to draw attention to the high prices of owner-occupied and rental homes and the shortage of affordable homes for first-time buyers.
- This afternoon, the ministers involved will discuss the corona measures in the Cathuis, in the run-up to Tuesday’s measures.
- Pope Francis is making a day visit to Hungary, a visit that conservative Prime Minister Orbán and many Hungarians are looking forward to.
- The road race for men at the European Cycling Championships will start from 2 p.m., with Bauke Mollema, Jan Maas and Ide Schelling, among others. Follow the match via this livestream.
What did you miss?
According to the French foreign minister, France will not establish relations with the newly formed government. Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke to French television just before he left for Qatar.
“The Taliban calculate that they would let some foreigners and Afghans leave freely and speak of an inclusive and representative government, but they are lying,” the minister told the press. “France refuses to recognize this government to have any kind of relationship with this government.”
France has evacuated about 3,000 people from Afghanistan in recent weeks, highlights Afghans. To do that, the French already started halfway through the planned four months before the Taliban took over.
For new evacuation operations, there have been talks with the Taliban to set up an airlift. President Macron spoke of cautious negotiations. Qatar was also involved in those talks.
Other news from the night:
And then this:
Emotional and intense, but also allowed. This is how relatives of the MH17 victims describe the first week in court. They use their right to speak in the criminal proceedings for shooting down the plane.