Dutch news in brief, 23 June 2006

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MPs oppose cannabis trials, A majority in parliament has come out against the proposal to run trials on legal cannabis production. The Liberal Party (VVD) supported the idea initially but decided to get behind Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner who said such a scheme would not be allowed while he was in charge. He has vowed instead to step up the drive against illegal producers. Although cannabis coffeeshops are legal in the Netherlands, growing cannabis is not.

MPs oppose cannabis trials

A majority in parliament has come out against the proposal to run trials on legal cannabis production. The Liberal Party (VVD) supported the idea initially but decided to get behind Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner who said such a scheme would not be allowed while he was in charge. He has vowed instead to step up the drive against illegal producers. Although cannabis coffeeshops are legal in the Netherlands, growing cannabis is not.  

Nine cats poisoned

Nine cats and two hedgehogs died from deliberate poisoning in Nieuw- en Sint Joosland in Zeeland last month, police say. They have no idea who fed the animals fish contaminated with the agricultural pesticide 'Temik'. The spate of killings stopped when regional newspaper reports about the incidents created a stir. 

Norway calls off search

The authorities in Norway have called off the search for a missing Dutch tourist. The 26-year-old woman vanished in Jotunheimen on 4 June. The area attracts a lot of tourists because of its high mountains and glaciers, RTL Nieuws reported.

Girl (13) admits stabbing elderly woman

A girl, 13, from the southern city of Breda, has admitted stabbing a woman, 71, in the back  in May, police said. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday for robbing a handbag from a woman, 76. The girl has also confessed to that crime and was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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