Morning newspapers - 24 November 2006

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AD, Police undergo Moroccan traineeship


Police undergo Moroccan traineeship

The police corps of The Hague is sending 25 officers to Morocco to learn the local culture and improve their response to Moroccan criminals in The Hague. The officers will remain in Morocco for several weeks, police chief Gerard Bouman said.

De Telegraaf

Culprit of Sévèke killing sought in police circles

The police team investigating the controversial liquidation of the left-wing activist Louis Sévèke on 15 November last year interrogated a new witness in deep secret on Thursday. The interrogation allegedly revealed that Sévèke was murdered by a (former) police officer or the intelligence service.

Verdonk far in front of Rutte

Rita Verdonk appears to have won more preference votes than Mark Rutte. A spot check at six of the nation's 19 electoral districts and more than 10 large and medium-sized municipalities from other electoral districts has indicated that Verdonk won by a considerably large margin.

Result 'risky' for Europe

The Clingendael Institute has said this week's election result is "exceptionally concerning and utmost risky" for Dutch European policy. The four winners of the election — the Socialist SP, Freedom Party PvdV, ChristenUnie and Party for the Animals PvdD — are reticent or outright opposed to European integration.


Parliament wants CDA to speak with SP first

Almost all of the political parties in the Lower House of Parliament believe the big election winner Socialist SP should take a main role in the first round of formation talks with the CDA. However, few parties believe that it is actually possible for the CDA to enter government with the SP.

Nederlands Dagblad

Euthanasia possible 'only if doctor wants it'

It is a myth that the Dutch euthanasia law is liberal, lawyer Esther Pans said. The legal expert obtained a doctorate on Thursday from the Vrije Universiteit after studying the euthanasia law.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Wegener wants to buy AD from partner PCM

Regional newspaper publisher Wegener is interested in buying the stake that partner PCM has in the newspaper AD, board chairman Jan Houwert said. An offer has not yet been made, however.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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