14 November 2006 - afternoon
Het Parool, Higher parking fees for polluting cars
Higher parking fees for polluting cars
Parking permits for expensive, big, polluting cars will increase strongly in price in Amsterdam in the next two years. Most of the cars are diesel engines. The plan is part of the Amsterdam City Council's Air Quality Action Plan that the city is moving full-speed ahead with.
Anne Frank tree to be felled
The famous Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam is to be cut down. The Amsterdam-Centrum city district council said on Tuesday an application to fell the chestnut tree had been lodged. Anne Frank wrote about the tree several times in her diary. She was able to see the tree from her house on the Prinsengracht.
Economic climate good for coalition
Now that the economic recovery has set in, the criticism of the government from opposition parties will have to focus on the division of prosperity.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news