Morning newspapers - 29 November 2006
Most morning newspapers headlined with the crisis within the Liberal VVD after Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk called for a commission to examine the issue of the party leadership.
But MPs rejected the proposal after a lengthy debate. Verdonk had proposed the commission be set up after she won more votes than VVD leader Mark Rutte at last week's election.
Mass support for reporters
The Netherlands has reacted with indignation and rage at the judicial kidnapping of Telegraaf journalists Bart Mos, 43, and Joost de Haas, 44. The editorial department at De Telegraaf has received thousands of letters of support. Politicians have also said the situation is a scandal.
CDA: no amnesty debate now
The Christian Democrat CDA believes it is constitutionally wrong that the Parliament wants to discuss with a caretaker Cabinet an amnesty for rejected asylum seekers. The debate will take place after the new MPs are sworn in on Thursday.
Het Financieele Dagblad
OECD pleads for higher EU interest rates
Interest rates in the eurozone must be risen, the OECD said in a new report over the world economy, marking a complete reversal in opinion by the Paris-based thinktank.
Municpalities demand money for asylums
Some 40 municipalities are jointly demanding EUR 4.9 million in damages from Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk. The money would be used to cover the cost of providing accommodation and services to asylum seekers.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news