Morning newspapers - 8 December 2006
De Telegraaf, Drink-driving Blind collides with car of mother and child
Drink-driving Blind collides with car of mother and child
Another agent of the Dutch intelligence service AIVD appears to have breached regulations. A top agent with the AIVD, who was closely involved in the investigation into alleged crime boss Mink K., has been forced to leave the service due to serious breaches of integrity.
Patients will assess healthcare
All healthcare institutes will be given an assessment figure in the near future based on the experiences of patients. The in principle agreement was reached this week between health insurers, patient and consumer organisations and healthcare providers. The assessments will be made public. It is expected that every organisation will be involved: hospitals, GPs, nursing homes, healthcare institutes, institutes for the disabled and physiotherapists.
Turkey urged vote for D66
The Turkish State appears to have directly interfered with the Dutch national elections last month. An email likely sent from the Turkish General Affairs Ministry to numerous Turkish organisations in the Netherlands urged voters to vote for the D66 candidate, Fatma Koser Kaya.
Railway timetable in danger
The new service timetable of Dutch rail NS is in serious danger of failure due to huge arrears in the maintenance and repairs of trains, union confederations CNV and FNV said. The federations said almost 100 fewer trains will be available for the new timetable than earlier planned. An internal report from maintenance firm Nedtrain has indicated that NS repair depots were behind schedule by 94 trains at the end of last week.
Young evangelists are increasingly liberal
The morals of evangelistic youths are changing. Their opinions over co-habitation and sex before marriage are becoming more liberal. Some youths join eulogies, but do not believe in miracles, said anthropologist Johan Roeland, who has studied the evangelistic
tendencies of church-going youths.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Insurance wing rejects debate over 'usury policies'
No discussion will be held between insurers and interest groups over controversial investment mortgages. The Association of Insurers said it could not play a valuable role in the Study Platform (Onderzoeksplatform) that was recently established by the consumer watchdog Consumentenbond, the association Own House (Eigen Huis) and the Association of Shareholders (Vereniging van Effectenbezitters). The insurance association also stressed it has always supplied clients with sufficient information.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news