Morning newspapers - 13 December 2006

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All of the nation's morning newspapers headline with the motion of no confidence against Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk.

All of the nation's morning newspapers headline with the motion of no confidence against Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk.

De Volkskrant

Open letter for the environment

The new Cabinet must place greater attention on the protection of our environment, some 80 top business executives have written in a letter addressed to the facilitator of the coalition talks, the caretaker cabinet and parliamentary political parties.


Impressive building to become Hague icon

A spectacular building must make The Hague better known as an international city of law and peace, the marketing manager of the Koorenhuis, Eric van Dooren, believes. He said a building in the form of a law book such as the Mare Liberum from Hugo de Groot could give The Hague a clearer image. The Koorenhuis is an art and culture centre.

De Telegraaf

North Pole melting: Netherlands will flood

A significant rise in the sea level of a couple of metres and therefore a definite threat of flooding in parts of the Netherlands appears unavoidable. Moreover, polar bears appear to have only a few decades left following a report warning the North Pole could disappear by 2040.

Nederlands Dagblad

Rouvoet popular among PKN pastors

ChristenUnie leader André Rouvoet is the most popular politician among Protestant ministers in the Netherlands. He gained a report figure 7.9. The figures were revealed in a survey by magazine HP/De Tijd among 621 Dutch Protestant Church (PKN) pastors.


Submarines moored during school holidays

The submarine division of the Dutch navy is having trouble recruiting technically-educated sailors. In a bid to recruit personnel, the submarines will be moored at dock for visits during school holidays.

Youth training camp 'legal'

Legally speaking it is possible to send youths without a criminal record to a training camp, a youth unemployment taskforce told the Cabinet on Tuesday. The management advice bureau Berenschot had said mid-August that such a camp had no legal basis.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Gazprom preys on half of Shell project

Russian state company Gazprom is demanding a 50 percent stake in the mega gas project Sachalin 2 from Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell. The Russian government is also threatening a damages claim of USD 30 billion against Shell for alleged environmental breaches.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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