Morning newspapers – 31 May 2007

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Various media reported on the case of homosexual men being injected with HIV-infected blood at sex parties in Groningen.

Various media reported on the case of homosexual men being injected with HIV-infected blood at sex parties in Groningen.


Rush hour lane to be open more often

Motorists will soon be able to use the rush hour lane more often. Transport Minister Camiel Eurlings wrote to Parliament today that he wants to open these lanes any time traffic is in danger of coming to a standstill.

OPTA to put an end to unsolicited telesales

Businesses that telephone consumers unsolicited to sell products will be required to volunteer information during their calls on how consumers can avoid being phoned with these kinds of offers in future. Telecommunications regulator OPTA is hoping to reach agreement on this in negotiations with businesses.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Landis management acquitted

The appeal court in Amsterdam acquitted three former directors, two supervisory board members, and two employees of the now-bankrupt stock market fund Landis on Wednesday of forging options. The court thereby overturned an earlier conviction from a lower court.

Supervisory board takes the reins

ABN Amro's supervisory board is going to become more involved in the takeover battle over the bank. The supervisory board members announced in a press release on Wednesday that a three-man "transaction committee" will weigh the offers from British bank Barclays and the consortium led by RBS.

Nederlands Dagblad

Shortage of properly trained paediatricians

Youth healthcare is struggling with a severe shortage of specialised doctors. Most have only followed a short course after their basic medical training and are not properly trained to diagnose problems in young children.

De Telegraaf

Baby dead in mother's car

11-month-old Chris Donkers from the Brabant town of Chaam died in his mother's car on Wednesday, presumably from the heat. The boy's mother is a teacher at primary school De Akkerwinde in Baarle-Nassau. The woman was at a meeting inside the school and had left the boy in the car.

Firing squad approaches

Dutch national Dick Nicolaas has been sentenced to the death penalty in Indonesia for involvement in illegal drug manufacturing.


Evidence of part in swindle

Mosque visitors who fell victim to a shares swindle say that directors of the mosque association did in fact pocket their savings. It was the imam who called on mosque attendees to withdraw their money from the bank and invest in Islamic funds.

France introduces mortgage interest relief

While the Netherlands discusses scrapping the mortgage interest relief scheme, the new French government is introducing this scheme for the first time.

de Volkskrant

Investors reined in

The power of shareholders in stock market listed businesses should be reined in. This was the recommendation from the Frijns commission which the cabinet had instructed to examine the role of activist shareholders like hedge funds.

Higher parking fees for "dirty" cars

A higher parking fee for all-terrain vehicles and sports cars will not have any quantifiable effect on the environment. If municipalities want to punish owners of "gas guzzling" cars, they should find some other way.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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