Morning newspapers – 12 July 2007
De Telegraaf, "Reward home workers"
"Reward home workers"
Workers who work from home one or two days a week should be rewarded for that with an anti-traffic bonus. Employers' organisation VNO-NCW has proposed this in a letter to state secretary for finance Jan Kees de Jager.
Zimmer frame covered in basic package
The Zimmer frame will continue to be covered in the basic insurance package. Public Health Minister Ab Klink has scrapped proposed cutbacks of EUR 10 million on this and other aids.
Windmill leaves nuclear power plants behind
Windmills on land are surpassing nuclear power plants as a cheap alternative to fossil fuel. This has emerged from a draft report from the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).
Geert Wilders launches anti-burqa bill
Anyone wearing a burqa in public could risk a prison sentence of 12 days or a fine of up to EUR 3,350. This is contained in draft legislation that Freedom party PVV leader Geert Wilders is submitting in Parliament today.
Row in SP over critical article
The leadership at the Socialist SP suspended Elma Verhey, editor-in-chief of the party newspaper Tribune, last Friday. Verhey refused to withdraw a critical article on decision making in the SP.
Samsom: cabinet lacks decisiveness
The cabinet is lacking the decisiveness to realise the environmental ambitions contained in the coalition accord. The funding and the plans are taking a long time to take form, says Labour PvdA MP Samsom.
Rush on energy efficient light bulbs thanks to 'Al Gore'
All the attention on the environment has already produced a winner: the manufacturers of energy efficient light bulbs. They are not disclosing any figures, but Philips is working at maximum capacity.
North Sea Jazz now also for children
The North Sea Jazz Festival includes a programme for young jazz enthusiasts this year: North Sea Jazz Festival for Kids.
Unhealthy behaviour will cost you
Health insurance companies are working on plans for a policy in which a lifestyle that is proven unhealthy can be punished with higher premiums or deductibles. A number of companies have confirmed this.
Many youth care workers don't last a year
One in eight youth care workers quits within a year of starting the job. They are inadequately trained and poorly advised.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Financial university on the cards
A top finance institute, to be called the Duisenberg School of Finance, is planned for a location near Schiphol. This private academic programme is aimed at strengthening the Netherlands' position as a financial centre.
Dubai gains influence at Rotterdam port
DP World, owned by the government of Dubai, has been awarded a contract to set up a new container terminal on the expansion to the Rotterdam port. Rotterdam Port has announced this.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news