Morning newspapers – 3 May 2007
De Telegraaf, Polish workers legal now
Polish workers legal now
Having a dormer window put in, a kitchen installed or the house painted? As of 1 May it no longer matters legally whether you hire a Dutch or Polish worker to do work around the house.
Concerns about Ariane
Princess Ariane no longer has a fever but will stay at the University Hospital in Leiden for another week to recover from an acute respiratory infection, which she probably caught from her sisters, doctors say. The youngest daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima is fortunately not suffering from the dreaded respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Dutch businesses on clearance sale
Foreign parties have bought up a total of 3,000 Dutch businesses over the past three years, worth EUR 183 billion. Dutch parties have only bought 1,000 foreign businesses during the same period.
LPF closes party office
Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Pim Fortuyn's assassination and on Friday the party office of the Lijst Pim Foruyn (LPF) will close its doors. The closing of the party office is inevitable, says party secretary Jens van der Vorm-de Rijke, because the LPF has lost its subsidy from the home affairs ministry.
KLM having difficulty finding pilots
KLM is having trouble finding good pilots. There are fewer graduates in the exact sciences and the profession of pilot is no longer "every boy's dream"
Stone throwers' car may be on petrol station footage
The people who threw stones at three cars near Best on Sunday have probably been caught on the security cameras of petrol stations.
241,000 people without insurance
More people are uninsured than was previously assumed. Some 241,000 people, 1.5 percent of the Dutch population, do not have medical insurance.
Investigation into Osteoporosis Foundation
An external accountant is going to investigate the finances of the Osteoporosis Foundation. The audit has been commissioned by the subsidy department of the ministry of public health, welfare and sport and Minister Ab Klink.
Fundamentalist Christian children more often abused
More reports of child abuse and neglect are coming from fundamentalist Calvinist circles. The Stichting Gereformeerd Jeugdwelzijn (Foundation for fundamentalist Christian Youth Welfare) points out this trend in its annual report, which will soon be published.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Ahold sells US Foodservice
Ahold has sold American subsidiary US Foodservice to two private investors. A consortium of Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) is paying USD 7.1 billion, about EUR 5.2 billion, for the company. This is higher than the company itself had expected and figures which had been circulating in market circles.
Tax authority to clamp down on buying of own shares
The tax authority wants to clamp down on the buying in of a company's own shares via a so-called second desk. ABN Amro, which carried out disputed purchase transactions for KPN and ASML, is in danger of losing EUR 300 million if the tax authority gets its way.
Quarter of a million fail to pay healthcare premiums
Almost a half million people cannot officially make use of healthcare. One half of this group is uninsured, the other half repeatedly fails to pay their insurance premiums.
Oath should soften pain of divorce
At the birth of a child parents should make a solemn oath to raise the child. Ed Spruijt of the University of Utrecht has made this suggestion after a large study into the effects of divorce on children.
Amnesty takes pro-choice course
Amnesty International is going to actively work for the "right of women to safe and legal abortion." The international leadership of the human rights organisation decided that last month.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news