Morning newspapers – 13 November 2007

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A majority in Parliament sees little in the plans for restricting immigration presented by VVD MP Henk Kamp on Monday, the GPD papers report. Christian Democrat CDA, Labour PvdA and Socialist SP do not believe that the proposals would have a deterrent effect. Some parts of the plans are in violation of international law, the SP said. CDA and SP think that Kamp's memo is too xenophobic. Rita Verdonk told DAG via a spokesperson that she thought Kamp's plans were "fantastic."

A majority in Parliament sees little in the plans for restricting immigration presented by VVD MP Henk Kamp on Monday, the GPD papers report. Christian Democrat CDA, Labour PvdA and Socialist SP do not believe that the proposals would have a deterrent effect. Some parts of the plans are in violation of international law, the SP said. CDA and SP think that Kamp's memo is too xenophobic. Rita Verdonk told DAG via a spokesperson that she thought Kamp's plans were "fantastic."

Play with your children instead of parking them in front of the television: that will cut emissions of greenhouse gases. This is one of the tips included in a special green Metro today. All Metro editions worldwide focused on the theme of the environment on Tuesday. Al Gore wrote a special column for the paper. Metro says that surveys show that 70 percent of consumers are concerned about climate change.

Journalist Frénk van der Linden was watched by a colleague for years under orders from the General Intelligence and Security Service AIVD. He reveals that this week in Nieuwe Revu, De Pers writes. The security service thought that Van der Linden had picked up "radical ideas" after visits to the Middle East. The journalist suspects that the AIVD spy was an editorial employee at De Tijd. "You can't compare it to Stasi practices, but it is serious. This doesn't only have to do with me. We must find out what other editorial teams are being watched as well," Van der Linden said.

Doctors may not refer women who have unexpectedly got pregnant and are considering an abortion to the "anti abortion club" VBOK, says Willem Beekhuizen of the Dutch Association of Abortion Doctors. These women should be given neutral information; a referral to the VBOK is in violation of doctors' professional code of conduct, Beekhuizen says in Trouw. At the insistence of state secretary Jet Bussemaker, VBOK is participating in a working group to develop a new directive on abortion.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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