Morning newspapers – 30 May 2007

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Various newspapers reported on the commotion surrounding BNN's plans to air a "game show" on organ donation, the new distribution of seats in the Senate, and the confidential documents from the queen's office which current affairs programme NOVA found in a garbage container.

Various newspapers reported on the commotion surrounding BNN's plans to air a "game show" on organ donation, the new distribution of seats in the Senate, and the confidential documents from the queen's office which current affairs programme NOVA found in a garbage container.

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Energy companies fail to resolve complaints

Dutch energy companies are failing to consistently resolve complaints. Consumers are being sent from pillar to post far too often and agreements are not being honoured.

Mutiny and suspicion in provincial GroenLinks faction

The provincial faction of green-left GroenLinks in Noord-Holland is in uproar. One of the five members checked not one, but seven boxes in the voting process for the Senate. As a result of his invalid vote the rivals of the SP managed to gain an extra seat in the Senate.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Banking consortium follows DNB's advice

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Fortis and Banco Santander followed the advice of the Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in submitting their official bid on ABN Amro yesterday, according to the details of the takeover bid worth EUR 71.1 billion.

Talpa and RTL play "Deal or no Deal"

RTL and Talpa have reached definite agreement on the takeover of television station Tien by RTL, according to the RTL Nieuws website.

Nederlands Dagblad

Tougher language test for immigrants

The language exam for immigrants hoping to settle in the Netherlands is not being scored to a high enough standard. Integration Minister Ella Vogelaar is going to raise the standard.

Verhagen concerned about homosexuals in Russia

Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen is taking the events that transpired around the gay rights demonstration in Moscow this weekend very seriously. He has asked EU president Germany to address Russia about the matter.

De Telegraaf

ABN Amro employee suspected of fraud

A Rotterdam account manager at ABN Amro is suspected of having embezzled millions of euro from the bank. The employee issued about a hundred business credits to individuals and businesses that were not entitled to such credits and pocketed part of the funds.

Trouw

Care for the elderly is substandard

The quality of care for the elderly is substandard. More money is needed for research, says Marcel Olde Rikkert, professor of clinical geriatrics. This is especially necessary because the number of elderly is growing.

Little support for "affirmative action"

FNV chairperson Agnes Jongerius wants minorities to be given preferential treatment on the labour market. Employers are not pleased with the idea. The FNV has been urging businesses to hire more minorities for some time. The unemployment rate among minorities is higher than among native Dutch.

de Volkskrant

Banking consortium will scrap 6,000 jobs

Almost 6,000 jobs in the Netherlands would disappear if the banking consortium of Fortis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander were to take over ABN Amro. A third of the 4,438 jobs at ABN Amro's headquarters in Amsterdam will disappear, the three banks announced on Tuesday.

Last squatters leave the "Black Madonna"

The last "ad hoc residents" of the apartment building commonly known in The Hague as the "Zwarte Madonna" (Black Madonna) are leaving the building this week after "intimidation" by the municipality. They insist the city will regret demolishing the building.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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