Morning newspapers - 28 November 2006

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De Telegraaf, Let them go!

De Telegraaf

Let them go!

Our reporters Joost de Haas and Bart Mos revealed that there was a serious leak within the security service AIVD in which state secrets had been given to criminals. It's a disgrace for the intelligence service, but the judiciary's rage has been targeted on both the Telegraaf reporters, who were bugged for months on end. They are now behind bars.

De Volkskrant

VVD fears new leadership crisis

The Liberal VVD fears a new battle for the leadership of the party between Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk and parliamentary leader Mark Rutte. The large number of preference votes that Verdonk received (620,555) undermines the position of Rutte. Verdonk will announce later on Tuesday whether she will demand party leadership.


These are the new MPs

Along with a photo of the 150 MPs elected to the Dutch Parliament, the Trouw newspaper also focused on Democrat D66 candidate Fatma Koser Kaya, who was the only candidate to win a place in Parliament based on her own preference votes. It also said the success of Liberal VVD immigration minister Rita Verdonk was the first time that a lower-placed candidate won more preference votes than a party leader (Mark Rutte).

Het Financieele Dagblad

Europe pulls reins in over climate policy

The European Commission is set to impose restrictions on the emissions of CO2 released by industry, EC President José Barroso said in Edinburgh. Barroso said the EC will be "hard but just" in assessing the emission proposals lodged by EU states.

Call for moderate ECB rates policy

The rapid rise in the price of the euro in the past few days is prompting more and more calls for the European Central Bank to impose a moderate interest rate policy. The French government is especially pressuring the ECB to decide against raising rates.

AD and Nederlands Dagblad

Both newspapers also headlined with the fact that Liberal VVD minister Rita Verdonk won more preference votes than party leader Mark Rutte.

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Subject: Dutch news

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