The broadcast of 3 September

Major interests in distribution coronavirus tests

More than six months after the outbreak of corona, Dutch testing policy is still not running smoothly. Also last week it turned out that tests are not always available for people who need them. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is even forced to buy test capacity in Germany.

Nieuwsuur investigated how the tests are distributed among the various laboratories in the Netherlands and whether that distribution is so efficient that the testing policy can be properly implemented. In the background there appear to be major interests at stake.

The Belarusian opposition from Lithuania

Belarusian opposition leaders who have left the country are gathering in Lithuania. The best known of them is Svetlana Tichanovskaya, the opposition leader. Two deejays have also fled Belarus

Nieuwsuur speaks with the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevicius. He thinks that the European Union reacts ‘divided, deficient and inefficient’ to the developments in Belarus

Underwater hidden natural pearls

New Hour dives into the water in search of hidden natural pearls. Two ecologists and a filmmaker take us to a shooting range, an industrial area and the North Sea, where it’s more beautiful than you might think right now.

We visit shipwrecks in the North Sea, which attract a lot of life. And we look into the industry-dominated port of Rotterdam, where protected plant and animal species survive.