Morning newspapers – 27 November 2007

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The affair involving alleged sexual assault on the navy frigate the Tjerk Hiddes cost several navy personnel their marriages, the AD writes. A number of them have had a divorce because of the tension. The AD reports there is much criticism in the navy for the military union AFMP, which brought the story about sexual harassment and systematic tormenting of a navy sailor to light in 2006. Chairman of the union Van den Burg refuses to apologise, even though few of the accusations remained standing after a cri

The affair involving alleged sexual assault on the navy frigate the Tjerk Hiddes cost several navy personnel their marriages, the AD writes. A number of them have had a divorce because of the tension. The AD reports there is much criticism in the navy for the military union AFMP, which brought the story about sexual harassment and systematic tormenting of a navy sailor to light in 2006. Chairman of the union Van den Burg refuses to apologise, even though few of the accusations remained standing after a criminal investigation.

Combating traffic congestion should be in the hands of a single organisation that can take over the management of the roads from the state, provinces and municipalities. The Council for Traffic and Water Management advises this in a recommendation to Transport Minister Camiel Eurlings, the Nederlands Dagblad reports. The voluntary cooperation between the governments is not sufficient, the council wrote in its recommendation, which will be presented on Wednesday.

The information from more than 30,000 credit cards was stolen from the computer system of TelSell earlier this year, the Telegraaf writes. The information was from customers of the company, and could be used by criminals for illegal withdrawals. TelSell has known about the theft for six months, the paper reports, but has not yet notified the customers affected.

The Dutch Railways and the Data Protection Authority (CBP) are no longer "on speaking terms," Trouw reports. The public transport chip pass that is to be introduced in 2009 is too privacy sensitive, says the CBP, because the NS can track personal travel behaviour of passengers. "We will not resume talks until the NS reports that it will comply with our requirements," says a spokesperson for the CBP. State secretary Tineke Huizinga said earlier that the NS must abide by the regulations set by the CBP.

Rutger Hauer will soon be seen in his first Dutch film in more than 20 years. The actor plays a leading role in the film Bruidsvlucht from Ben Sombogaart, the AD reports. Filming has already begun. Hauer has also been approached for the film Oogverblindend from Cyrus Frisch, for which the financing still has to be arranged.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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