Morning newspapers – 31 July 2007
De Telegraaf, Shops should clean up litter
Shops should clean up litter
Retailers, catering establishments and petrol stations are themselves responsible for "cleaning up litter within a radius of 100 metres of their business as often as necessary."
"The Simpsons" is a blockbuster success
It took 18 years before their debut in cinemas, but "The Simpsons Movie" has brought America's most maladjusted family to the big screen. The film grossed USD 72 million in the US alone during its opening weekend.
Arrested Serbian has criminal record in Netherlands
The armed and dangerous criminal Jovica Trajkovic (57) will be deported to his home country after serving a prison sentence for a previous conviction.
Het Financieel Dagblad
ABN Amro says Fortis plans are very risky
ABN Amro CEO Rijkman Groenink warned on Monday that a takeover of the bank by the consortium of Fortis, Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland could be very risky.
Problem child Getronics to be taken over by KPN
Telecom company KPN will become the largest Dutch player on the market for business computer management with its takeover of Getronics. Getronics CEO Klaas Wagenaar will leave once the deal is concluded.
Seeking more demand for home care
Ethnic minorities in Amsterdam fail to apply for home care programmes. Two Moroccan healthcare workers are trying to recruit clientele at the mosque.
Dutch frigate catches Israeli F-16's
Israel violates Lebanese air space at least eight times a week. Sometimes dozens of F-16 bombers fly over southern Lebanon at a time, in violation of agreements made with the UN.
Rock chick wants to conquer the US
Has the Netherlands become too small for actress/singer Birgit Schuurman? She is trying to conquer the US with sizzling film roles.
More illegal adoption because of shrinking supply
The number of illegal adoptions will increase in future in response to the decrease in the number of foreign children available for adoption via official channels.
Carbon filters popular
Owners of diesel-fuelled vehicles are installing carbon filters in their cars en masse. Some 26,000 have been recently installed, according to figures from Senter Novem, the agency for sustainability and innovation.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news