Morning newspapers – 1 October 2007

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If it were up to the Freedom Party PVV of Geert Wilders, a parliamentary inquiry into the Dutch immigration policy would soon be organised. De Telegraaf reports this on Monday. The liberal VVD has also reportedly said it would support such an inquiry. Wilders says that major mistakes have been made at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), resulting in tens of thousands of foreigners being able to easily settle in the Netherlands each year. Wilders even calls the IND a "cesspool of disaster."

If it were up to the Freedom Party PVV of Geert Wilders, a parliamentary inquiry into the Dutch immigration policy would soon be organised. De Telegraaf reports this on Monday. The liberal VVD has also reportedly said it would support such an inquiry. Wilders says that major mistakes have been made at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), resulting in tens of thousands of foreigners being able to easily settle in the Netherlands each year. Wilders even calls the IND a "cesspool of disaster."

The home care system could reportedly collapse within a few months. Eric Hisgen, director of Home care Rotterdam, and Gerard Tanke, director of Home care Amsterdam, voice this fear in the Volkskrant. The two say that the government's measures have been fatal to the system. Clients have to be content with cheaper help and 12,000 home care workers are in danger of losing their jobs.

The Financieele Dagblad opens with news on what it calls a "politically sensitive" issue. The Dutch Health Care Authority (NZa), which closes the first year of its existence on Monday, will talk with hospitals about experimentally turning a profit and issuing this to investors. NZa chairman Frank de Grave says the demand for healthcare is growing strongly, but hospitals do not have the assets to satisfy the demand. The new trial should demonstrate that the business sector can contribute to "good social returns."

More healthcare news in the AD. Tens of thousands of vascular patients will from tomorrow be able to decide which hospital can provide them the best care. The Association of Vascular Patients is launching a website containing information to compare care at different facilities. It is the first time that a patient organisation is launching such a site.

More news from the Telegraaf. Catering industry businesses want to recover the damages incurred as a result of cartel practices among the major breweries fined by the EU. Industry association Koninklijke Horeca announced on Monday it was taking Heineken, Grolsch and Bavaria to court. European Commissioner Neelie Kroes says the three joined with Belgian InBev to form a cartel at the end of the 1990s. As a result businesses in the catering industry paid too high a price for beer for years. They want compensation for this now.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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