Morning newspapers – 28 September 2007

28th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

Professional football players bet on matches illegally, MVV trainer Robert Maaskant says in the Telegraaf. The former coach of RBC Roosendaal himself saw it happening on several occasions. "It just happens and we cannot get round that," says Maaskant. There have been reports of illegal gambling at the NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag clubs.

Professional football players bet on matches illegally, MVV trainer Robert Maaskant says in the Telegraaf. The former coach of RBC Roosendaal himself saw it happening on several occasions. "It just happens and we cannot get round that," says Maaskant. There have been reports of illegal gambling at the NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag clubs.

Chairman of ABN AMRO Rijkman Groenink is missing the finale to the drama of the past months. He has been in hospital since last week, precisely now as a decision needs to be made on the bank. Groenink underwent surgery on his appendix, the Telegraaf reports. Groenink needs about two weeks to recover.

Muslims are hardly impressed with Geert Wilders. The PVV leader is also losing his role in the political debate, the AD writes. The newspaper says that more and more people are just shrugging their shoulders at Wilders' critical comments about Islam. On Thursday the politician compared the prophet Mohammed to Adolf Hitler. Some time ago he proposed banning the Koran.

Pregnant women who get ill are not being given the medical help they need. Doctors are wrong to be hesitant about prescribing medicine to fight nausea, high blood pressure, hay fever and thrombosis for instance. Maastricht professor of obstetrics Jan Nijhuis says this in the Volkskrant. He says women suffer a great deal unnecessarily. There are plenty of medications on the market that have been proven safe.

More and more Dutch are buying a car in other EU member states. 78,000 foreign cars were brought into the Netherlands last year. That is 20 percent more than in 2005, nrc.next reports. Many cars come from Belgium and Germany. The difference in price can sometimes be as much as several tens of thousands of euro because of the high tax in the Netherlands.

The Dutch are travelling en masse to the US because of the favourable exchange rate with the dollar. The number of Dutch flying to New York was approximately 50 percent higher than last year. The AD has reported this. Cost conscious Dutch see the cheap dollar as a chance to shop inexpensively.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

0 Comments To This Article