Morning newspapers – 6 February 2007
De Telegraaf , Criminal Holland
The Netherlands is becoming home to more violent crime, attacks and harassment. In terms of criminal activity, the country is ranked number 5 in Europe.
New Coalition Accord Almost Ready
Parliamentarian factions of the Christian Democrats (CDA), the Labour Party (PvdA) and the Christian Union (ChristenUnie) generally agreed on the new coalition accord on Monday night. Members of Parliament of all three parties say they recognise the main points from their election programmes in the text of the accord, but would like to still work on a number of issues. Party leaders Balkenende, Bos and Rouvoet will begin the last round of negotiations at Catshuis today.
Balkenende-IV Said Yes
Under the new coalition, up to 30,000 “old” asylum seekers will get a second chance to apply for asylum.
Calculate the Area of the Carpet
And some 199 more tasks. Today the standardised school exam Citotoets begins. About 157,000 primary school students in their last year at 6,300 schools will be taking the exam over the next three days.
Schiphol Wants Sixth Runway
Schiphol is researching the possibilities for another take-off runway south of the Kaagbaan. The sixth runway is just one of the issues in the airport’s expansion plan, which the cabinet will be discussing this spring.
Children’s Hotline Popular
Children’s hotline Kindertelefoon (a telephone line/ internet chat which takes calls from children with problems they cannot share with their parents) is extremely popular. The number of internet chats has tripled since last year from 4,000 to 13,000.
Research Reasons for Abortions
A study will be launched into the reasons why women choose to have abortions. Psychological and social consequences of induced abortion will also be studied.
Guns in the Trash
Internal meeting records reveal that some of the military have confessed to stealing from the army.
The tapes obtained by Metro contain interviews on equipment and material theft, an anonymous military officer confirmed. “It’s the worst when my colleagues leak such information. One has to guard it better. There are already enough stories in the media”.
Dagblad De Limburger
No Jobs for Older Unemployed
The older unemployed in Limburg have hardly seen any improvement in their situation despite last year’s economic growth. Only 230 of almost 25,000 unemployed people aged over 45 in the province got a new job.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news