Morning newspapers – 29 May 2007
AD, Building projects were "rushed" by justice ministry
Building projects were "rushed" by justice ministry
The ministry of Justice rushed projects like the cell complex at Schiphol-Oost, the prison boat, departure centres and the high security courthouse. As a result not all the safety requirements could be met and the tendering process was not carried out fairly.
Pensioners in cell after fight
Three residents of an assisted living facility in Sliedrecht were put in a police cell on Saturday after a fistfight in the hall of their apartment complex. The violence stemmed from rising tensions between residents.
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BKR scraps bad credit rating for Dexia customers
In an unprecedented move the credit rating bureau BKR has cleared the negative credit ratings of hundreds of thousands of Dexia share-lease customers.
Incentive puts special education at disadvantage
A new financing system incorporating market incentives will cause problems for special schools for handicapped children. A programme in Hoensbroek will be closing its doors at the end of next year and a number of other institutions will follow, umbrella organisation REA College Nederland has written in an urgent letter to Parliament.
"Amnesty is worse than anticipated"
The general amnesty is even worse than Freedom Party PVV MP Sietse Fritsma had expected. "I am just shocked." The former IND worker is appalled that thieves, abusers and violent offenders who have been sentenced to just under a month in prison will be issued residence permits.
Support for robbed shops
The municipality of Amsterdam wants to force thieves and robbers to repay the entire amount of damages to shop owners. A fund should also be set up to advance part of the damages if a business is in danger of bankruptcy because of a robbery.
Donner suffers defeat after PvdA-CU deal
The thorny matter of dismissal legislation will not be discussed at an upcoming summit on employment. Much to Social Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner's dismay, a deal between Labour PvdA and the ChristenUnie has ensured that reform to dismissal legislation will not be on the agenda at talks between the cabinet, employers and trade unions.
MIVD ignored instructions from British
The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service was not allowed to question Iraqis, according to instructions from the British command. The MIVD failed to follow these instructions in 2003 when it took it upon itself to question terrorism suspects in southern Iraq.
Cabinet divided on relaxing dismissal legislation
The cabinet remains divided on dismissal legislation. The Christian democrats CDA would like relaxed regulations, but Labour PvdA won't hear of it. Insiders say the debate is becoming heated.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news