Dutch news in brief, 19 June 2006

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Mabel and Friso have second child

Mabel and Friso have second child

Princess Mabel gave birth to a daughter in London on Sunday morning. "Mother and daughter are doing well," the government information service RVD said. Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou - to be known as Zaria - is the seventh royal grandchild and holds the titles of Countess of Oranje-Nassau and Lady of Amsberg. This is the second child for Mabel and Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Mabel and Friso's first child, Luana, was born on 26 March 2005. Luana and Zaria are not members of the Royal House as Friso gave up his rights to the throne when he married Mabel without the permission of parliament.

Leefbaar Rotterdam whip to face court

Ronald Sörensen, leader of Leefbaar Rotterdam on the City Council, is to appear in court on 21 August for alleged defamation and insulting behaviour in relation to a former assistant to retired councillor Joop van Heijgen. The source of the complaint is comments made by Sörensen in an interview with newspaper 'AD Rotterdams Dagblad'.

Parliament supports river expansion

A Majority of MPs support the government's plans to give large rivers more room to limit the risk of uncontrollable flooding. Junior Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen said during a debate that the EUR 2 billion will be invested from now up to 2015 to lessen the risk. All parties agreed a range of measures are necessary in light of alarming reports about climate change and rising sea levels. 

Man survives 11th floor jump

A 29-year-old man has survived a jump from the 11th floor of an apartment block in the Dutch town of Vlissingen on Monday morning. He was airlifted to a hospital in the Belgian town of Bruges. No details have been released about the extent of his injuries.

Man held for puncturing 84 tyres

Police arrested a 46-year-old man on Sunday evening after 84 car tyres were maliciously punctured in the town of Oss. This is the second time in a month that cars in the town have been vandalised in this way.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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