Morning newspapers – 18 June 2007
Telegraaf, Corneille is back
Corneille is back
Corneille (84) is back in the Cobra Museum with a bang! The Cobra pioneer made his re-entry in Amstelveen as wife Natascha, son Dimitri and two bodyguards looked on.
Report crime anonymously
Victims of intimidation and forced prostitution will soon be able to report these crimes to the police anonymously. Home Affairs Minister Guusje Ter Horst is working on a proposal for legislation.
Akzo Nobel works on bid on chemical company ICI
Akzo Nobel is working on a bid on chemical company ICI. A takeover of the British company will cost more than EUR 10 billion. The Dutch paint company has about EUR 11 billion in its treasury at the moment from the recent sale of pharmaceuticals subsidiary Organon Biosciences.
Flower merger under pressure
The flower exporters are threatening to go to the competition authority NMa if they are not given input into the merger of the Aalsmeer flower auction and Flora Holland in Naaldwijk.
Shortage of helicopters threatens Afghanistan mission
The highest ranking Dutch officer in Afghanistan warns that the mission could be put in danger because of a shortage of helicopters. Unacceptable, says General Meulman.
"Families eligible for amnesty should be helped now"
The thousands of families eligible for amnesty need extra care. They often struggle with health problems.
Free bus and train to fight congestion
Tens of thousands of commuters throughout the Netherlands will be able to enjoy free public transport to work from now on. Trial projects with free transport start this month at nine places where there is often a lot of traffic congestion.
Bacardi tackles alcohol abuse
Bacardi Nederland is willing to place warning messages on breezer bottles to help reduce alcohol abuse among the youth.
08.10 am: a head rolls by
Afghanistan was hit by one of its worst attacks on Sunday morning. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Verhagen: Constitution no longer up for discussion
It looks as if no new European constitution will be introduced, but rather a treaty as the Netherlands has demanded.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news