Morning newspapers – 14 March 2007

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All newspapers reported on the disturbances in the Utrecht neighbourhood of Ondiep.

All newspapers reported on the disturbances in the Utrecht neighbourhood of Ondiep.


"Only one more year in Uruzgan"

The Netherlands will not be able to keep its troops in the Afghan province for any longer than the agreed upon two years. Commander of the Commandant Dick Berlijn says the military is under too much pressure to be able to stay any longer.

Drivers informed

In cooperation with some 5,000 taxi drivers, the SMSControle company keeps track of locations in cities where police are conducting checks. Motorists send the company an sms text message and receive a message back with a list of all the police traps in the area.

Be careful, this article could be damaging

A domestic tragedy in which a father killed himself and his two children is receiving a lot of media coverage. The tragedy led to a call for the media to show restraint in reporting on these cases. What considerations are being made by editorial staff?

Safety in construction must be investigated

There is no longer someone responsible for the whole in building projects, says professor Leo Wagemans. That is why investigation into safety is needed.

de Volkskrant

Ball opens Book week festivities

In keeping with tradition the literary circles of the Netherlands gathered in Amsterdam last night for the Book ball, which opens the festivities for Book week. Writer Kees van Kooten talked about humour in Dutch literature in his opening speech.

Bos investigates release of information to US

Finance Minister Wouter Bos was surprised to hear that the US intelligence services have access to information on Dutch bank account holders. "This is news to us and reason for concern for myself and my colleagues," the minister said.

De Telegraaf

Self-esteem workshops

Dr. Theo Bouwman is one of those behind a new workshop to help people feel more comfortable with themselves. The workshop is aimed at giving a self-esteem boost to those who find themselves unattractive. "We show people that they shouldn't pay attention to all those glamour shots of people in the media for instance. That's all fake!" the doctor says.

Recommendation on lowering cholesterol

The Dutch association of cardiologists (NVCC) is calling on users of cholesterol-lowering medicines to continue using them.

Het Financieele Dagblad

VNO wants workers to be able to work at home

More collective labour agreements should grant workers the right to work at home. Employers' organisation VNO-NCW want to make agreements with the trade unions on this topic.


Better nutrition at hospitals

Hospitals must fight malnourishment among patients. Health insurer OHRA will assess hospitals on this point.

Problem youth in Ondiep

Residents of the Ondiep neighbourhood in Utrecht say problem youth run amok in the neighbourhood because parents and residents don't dare tell them off.

Nederlands Dagblad

No gay marriage in France

The Supreme Court in France declared the first and only marriage between two men in France null and void.

Large campaign for microcredit

A large national action is being launched to raise awareness for microcredit. The
"Day for Change" campaign will be broadcast on television. Organisers would like to make the action an annual event.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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