Morning newspapers – 2 July 2007
AD, Parliament calls for boycott of Gouden Kooi television show
Parliament calls for boycott of Gouden Kooi television show
Advertisers should not buy advertising spots during the reality programme De Gouden Kooi on television station Tien. A majority in Parliament of coalition parties Christian Democrat CDA and ChristenUnie, supported by the Socialist SP, green-left GroenLinks and fundamentalist Christian SGP are calling on advertisers to boycott the show, which they say exploits vulnerable people.
"Fall in purchasing power is unacceptable"
The cabinet should take measures to improve the purchasing power of lower incomes. The Christian Democrat CDA and Labour PvdA have said this in response to the most recent figures from the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB).
Breathalyser for children
The police should subject young people under the age of 16 to a breathalyser test if they are suspected of drinking alcohol. The Christian Democrat CDA faction in Parliament is calling for this.
Robbers almost always return
Robbers almost always return several times to an area where they have broken in. The Netherlands Research Centre for Crime and Law Enforcement has come to this conclusion after investigation.
Pope seeks accord with China
The Chinese government should recognise the freedom of religion and allow the pope to appoint bishops in the country. The restrictions imposed on the faithful by the government in Beijing are "suffocating" the church.
"Stop selling inexpensive pills"
The pharmaceutical industry is willing to lower prices significantly if insurers stop promoting cheaper medicines.
Five arrested for terrorist attacks
The British police have arrested four men and one woman on suspicion of involvement in the failed attacks with car bombs at Glasgow airport and in central London.
Military scraps 1,000 jobs
The armed forces will be making deep cuts in its ranks and starting a new round of cutbacks.
"UN goals will not be met"
The UN's "millennium goals" set up to fight poverty in the world will not be achieved unless rich countries step up development aid, says a report published by the UN today.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Icelandic company puts pressure on Stork
Icelandic meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel has further stepped up pressure on Stork by increasing its stake in the Dutch company. This puts the initial bid from private equity firm Candover in danger.
Major investment in biodegradable plastic
The production of biodegradable plastic has received a significant boost. A factory that will supply bioplastics to the packaging industry will soon be built in Hengelo.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news