Morning newspapers - 19 January 2007

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Most newspapers headlined with news of the south-westerly storm that raged across the country on Thursday — the strongest storm since 27 October 2002. Wind speeds of up to 130kmh were recorded.

Most newspapers headlined with news of the south-westerly storm that raged across the country on Thursday — the strongest storm since 27 October 2002. Wind speeds of up to 130kmh were recorded.

De Volkskrant

Starters loan 'pushes prices up'

The system of cheap loans for first-home buyers — which are seen by many municipalities as a solution to the problems in the housing sector — is backfiring, the Dutch association of banks (NVB) and the home buyers group Vereniging Eigen Huis have said. Too few renters are buying homes, meaning a shortage of rental homes exist.

Nederlands Dagblad

CU 'also plays power games'

The ChristenUnie has the image of a reliable and respectable party, but once it is in power, it uses all means to achieve its goals. At least that's how it occurred in Leiden, the chairman of the Democrat D66 party in Leiden, Paul van Meenen, said.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Record number of women have paid job

The number of working women in the Netherlands grew rapidly last year and topped 3 million for the first time. Almost 100,000 women found a job, a rise of 3 percent.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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