Morning newspapers – 22 February 2007
AD/Haagsche Courant, Best medicine too expensive
Best medicine too expensive
Hundreds of cancer patients did not get the best life-prolonging or lifesaving medicine which they were medically entitled to last year, the Dutch Federation for Cancer
Patient Organisations (NKF) said.
Rape suspect himself a victim
Johan Stellingwerf, a man suspected of serial rape, was in tears as he told the court yesterday that he himself had been raped and abused in a Brazilian jail.
Numico chairman earns 14 million
Jan Bennink, chairman of the board of directors at Numico, will be paid 14 million euro this year. In June, he gets a bonus paid in shares worth a total of 8 million euros and he can convert his options into another 4 million.
Eindhoven airport offers clean air
Passengers flying from Eindhoven Airport can have a clear conscience starting from May, when the airport will start operating without damaging the environment. Passengers will be able to make voluntary donations that will be used to plant trees. The trees are effective in neutralising CO2 emissions.
Imac was heroin baron
The murdered former chairman of football club Türkiyemspor had been involved in heroin trade, the police say. Nedim Imaç (40) may have played a leading role in the terrifying Turkish heroin mafia operating in the Netherlands.
Customs intercept one billion cigarettes
The customs authority has broken all records in the hunt on illegal cigarettes and confiscated at least one billion cigarettes smuggled into the Netherlands between 2000 and 2006.
Het Financieele Dagblad
London hedge funds target ABN Amro
ABN Amro is under pressure from hedge funds that want to split the bank up. Analysts say we will witness a fierce battle to keep the bank together.
Buying biological fuel makes beer more expensive
Beer is gradually going up in price as an increasing number of drivers fill their tanks with clean gas. The head of Heineken Jean-François van Boxmeer said yesterday that the growing demand for bio-fuel is pushing up raw materials prices for beer.
Property tax not a money spinner for municipalities
Beuningen municipality lost a case on property tax in interim proceedings in the court in Arnhem yesterday.
The prime minister of standards and values is finally getting his way. Family is back on the agenda, and the Dutch are thankful to Balkenende for that.
Immigrant child gets same quality of advice
Despite suggestions on NOVA yesterday, primary schoolchildren from immigrant families get the same quality of advice for further education as their Dutch classmates.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news