Morning newspapers - 30 November 2006
De Telegraaf, Climax approaches
High schools hoarding millions of euros
The secondary school system is stinking rich. In 2004, high schools recorded a joint EUR 75 million 'profit' and stashed it away. That is 1.3 percent of what they are given by the national government. Some 60 percent of schools have wealth that is bigger than the Education Ministry considers acceptable, research has shown.
Parliament wants to play tougher on Cyprus
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan believes it is "unacceptable" that the European Commission has proposed to halt negotiations on eight of the 35 main points under negotiation for Turkey's EU membership. But a majority in the Dutch Parliament thanks the Commission's sanction is too weak.
Left-wing will not leave amnesty up to Verdonk
The left-wing parties in the Dutch Parliament want to make their own amnesty for the asylum seekers who are being assessed under the pre-2001 immigration laws. They don't believe that Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk will be prepared to carry out a parliamentary motion.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Insurers don't invest 40pc of investment mortgage
Insurers invest on average 60 euro cents of every euro deposited by clients with an investment mortgage. The remaining 40 cents serves as a premium for life insurance and to cover costs for insurers and brokers, research by the Alliance of Insurers (VvV) has revealed.
Couples victim of abolition of AOW bonus
The abolition in 2015 of the partner bonus in the old age pension AOW could cost couples EUR 7,600 every year. In certain circumstances, the loss of income for an average couple with a full bonus could amount to EUR 58,000, the Social Insurance Bank has forecast.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news