Dutch news in brief, 7 September 2006

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Fear of terror declines, Fear of terrorist attacks has declined in the Netherlands, Interior Minister Johan Remkes told parliament on Thursday. Remkes attributed the drop to the national information campaign on terrorism which was launched in February. Before the campaign, 21 percent of people surveyed said they were worried about a possible attack. This has now dropped to 14 percent.

Fear of terror declines

Fear of terrorist attacks has declined in the Netherlands, Interior Minister Johan Remkes told parliament on Thursday. Remkes attributed the drop to the national information campaign on terrorism which was launched in February. Before the campaign, 21 percent of people surveyed said they were worried about a possible attack. This has now dropped to 14 percent.

Holland beats Belarus in Euro qualifier

The Dutch soccer team beat Belarus 3-0 in Eindhoven on Wednesday evening. This was made up for ts lacklustre one-goal win against Luxembourg at the weekend. Robin van Persie scored the first two goals against Belarus and Dirk Kuyt got the third in injury time. This puts the Netherlands at the top of Group G, with a maximum six points from its first two matches. The next match is against Bulgaria on 7 October.

Penalties for lack of lessons

Dutch schools that provide their pupils with too few lessons can be penalised, Education Minister Maria van der Hoeven has decided.  Inspectors will now investigate whether schools are providing the minimum required tuition —  1040 hours a year for the first years of secondary school. The penalties would be financial in the first instance. The ultimate sanction would be lose of the school's operational licence.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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