Morning newspapers - 7 December 2006

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De Telegraaf, CDA rejects left-wing block

De Telegraaf

CDA rejects left-wing block

The Christian Democrat CDA will not enter into government with the Labour PvdA and Socialist SP parties. Sources have said CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende does not want to be a prime minister of a left-wing Cabinet with a Christian Democrat sauce.


Bill Clinton votes for Rotterdam

Former US president Bill Clinton has chosen Rotterdam to perform a pioneering role in the battle against climate change. The city is part of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), an alliance that wants to drastically reduce carbon monoxide emissions.

De Volkskrant

Darfur 'is partly the fault of Security Council'

Not only the government in Sudan, but the UN Security Council is also responsible for the dramatic situation in Darfur, the former UN envoy to the country, Jan Pronk, said. Pronk — a former Dutch government minister — said there is absolutely no sign of peace in Darfur.


Milosevic 'was much too sick'

The trial of former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic — which ended upon his death at the start of this year — was unfair, British lawyer Steven Kay, who was closely involved in the case said. It should also have been called off long ago because Milosevic was too sick to stand trial at the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Attack in Europe 'a question of time'

"Combating terrorism is endless work," academic Rob deWijk has said in his study 'Target Europe'.

Nederlands Dagblad

Churchgoers not done with yet

Dutch churches are becoming emptier and greyer, which has far-reaching consequences for society as a whole due to the large amount of volunteer work churchgoers perform, the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) has said. But in 60 percent of Dutch municipalities, churches are still active partners in new social support laws and are seeking new staff such as social workers and mediators. "Churchgoers are not yet washed up," the SCP said.

Financieele Dagblad

Hospitals more expensive by liberalised prices

The Dutch Health Authority is critical of the only experiment in the Netherlands where a completely liberalised system for hospital healthcare prices has been introduced. The authority said the experiment has led very quickly to price rises.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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