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De Telegraaf, Chinese rescue for NedCar

De Telegraaf

Chinese rescue for NedCar

A rescue for the struggling Dutch car maker NedCar is at hand. A Chinese consortium has advanced plans to buy the NedCar plant in Born, Limburg, sources have said. The takeover plan could possibly lead to the restoration of employment for hundreds of workers in the region.
Navy raids troops for drugs

The Royal Navy has started unannounced inspections of personnel lockers in a major drugs sweep. Mass inspections have already been held in Den Helder at the training base Erfprins, the Nieuwe Haven and airbase De Kooy.

De Volkskrant

Attacks were a question of time

Defence lawyers have claimed the sentencing demands by the public prosecution in the so-called Piranha case were "bizarre" and "crazy". But the public prosecutor has said terrorist attacks carried out by the suspects were definitely in the air.


Balkenende sharper over Saddam death penalty

Opposition parties have criticised the way in which Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende reacted to the death penalty for Saddam Hussein. Labour PvdA, green-left GroenLinks and the Democrat D66 "took offence" at the fact the Balkenende did not reject the use of the death penalty as much as what Finland did, which currently holds the EU presidency. Balkenende later softened his comments.


Emails of ministers can be hacked

Government ministers, MP and public servants must not use Blackberry hand-held computers to send and receive confidential email, the Dutch security service AIVD said. The AIVD said there is too great a risk for the information to be leaked via a Blackberry.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Banks are too liberal with private equity debt

Banks are too liberal in granting credit to private equity funds and it is only a matter of time before the first major firm collapses under the weight of debt after a takeover by a venture capital investors, various organisations in the financial sector have said.

Nederlands Dagblad

Justice Ministry wants to 'reward' public

The government wants to stimulate people to obey the law by offering them something in return. Instead of simply imposing fines, the Justice Ministry wants to reward and tempt good behaviour to keep the public in line. The idea is central to the new government policy called 'Maintenance with Effect'.

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