Morning newspapers – 5 November 2007

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India is threatening to boycott trade with the Netherlands because of Dutch criticism of child labour in the country, De Pers reports. India's trade minister Kamal Nath is particularly annoyed at subsidies from the Dutch government to organisations like the Schone Kleren Kampagne [Clean Clothes Campaign] and the National Working Group on India, which campaign against child labour in India. The threat of a boycott comes just a few weeks before a Dutch trade mission is due to travel to India.

India is threatening to boycott trade with the Netherlands because of Dutch criticism of child labour in the country, De Pers reports. India's trade minister Kamal Nath is particularly annoyed at subsidies from the Dutch government to organisations like the Schone Kleren Kampagne [Clean Clothes Campaign] and the National Working Group on India, which campaign against child labour in India. The threat of a boycott comes just a few weeks before a Dutch trade mission is due to travel to India.

Metro reports on its front page on the Zembla report on the rising number of elderly getting in trouble with the law. The number of people 65 and over appearing in court for the first time has increased by about 60 percent over the past decade. The public prosecution department expects this increase to continue in the coming years. Experts say senior citizens often do not realise they have committed a crime. "It is often also a cry for attention," says professor of forensic psychiatry Karel Oei.

Almost all the newspapers showed a picture of Queen Beatrix baking an "appeltaart" for national volunteer day. De Pers used the photo as illustration for an article on the royal family's eating habits, the subject of a book by culinary journalist Anne Scheepmaker. Scheepmaker says Beatrix does not like to cook, a fact which became clear during her student time in Leiden. The royal family has become less decadent over the years, Scheepmaker says. "Long dinners used to be an occasion to show off exclusive ingredients.  They would sit at the table for hours. Now the Oranjes want to be anything but flashy." Another tidbit: Princess Maxima is apparently very fond of chocolate mousse, Scheepmaker reports.

More and more dentists at private clinics are treating patients under full anaesthetic. But there is no supervision from the Healthcare Inspectorate, the AD reports. Putting patients under general anaesthetic can be dangerous, especially if experts are not involved. The treatment under full anaesthetic is for people with serious anxiety about dental work. Private clinics have jumped to meet the demand for these kinds of treatments.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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