The Morning Newspapers - 2 February 2007
ADViolent NeighboursArguments between neighbours turn violent at a growing rate. The fights are more complicated than simple narrow-mindedness or a short fuse, several organizations involved in mediating between neighbours conclude.Pascal’s Mother Happy with ADPascal Triep’s mother said she was satisfied with the video about the murder of her son in Scheveningen published on the website of Het Algemeen Nieuwsblad (AD). “I am happy with the film, because the killers had told a completely different story”, s
Arguments between neighbours turn violent at a growing rate. The fights are more complicated than simple narrow-mindedness or a short fuse, several organizations involved in mediating between neighbours conclude.
Pascal’s Mother Happy with AD
Pascal Triep’s mother said she was satisfied with the video about the murder of her son in Scheveningen published on the website of Het Algemeen Nieuwsblad (AD). “I am happy with the film, because the killers had told a completely different story”, she said yesterday in her message at www.ad.nl.
Early Retirement Penalized
Workers retiring before they turn 65 will be obliged to contribute to the General Retirement Regulations fund (AOW). The Christian Democrats (CDA), Labour Party (PvdA) and Christian Union (ChristenUnie) have all agreed on this plan.
Construction Costs Up
Construction works in Holland are becoming increasingly expensive. The costs of new construction projects are on the rise due to a significant shortage of workers, growing labour and raw materials costs.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Shell Switches to Dollar Dividends
Shell is scrapping its investor policies targeted at Dutch investors. In order to attract foreign investors, the company will now focus on dollar dividends.
Amazing Profits Limburg Sunbed Manufacturer
Sunbed manufacturer Solland in Heerlen, purchased this week by Delta, has sealed two lucrative deals worth a total of 800 million euros.
Steps to Decrease Suicide Numbers
The new cabinet must take legal steps to decrease the number of suicides in Holland dramatically. A special programme to tackle suicides on the national level has been developed by the Trimbos Institute . The programme will be published in approximately two months.
Architects Design New Groninger Forum
The new Groninger Forum building in Gronningen must be attractive and fresh-looking, this was the task for seven architects competing for this project. All of them have delivered extraordinary drafts.
Share and Option Profits Doubled
The managers of companies with stock-market listings in The Netherlands have seen their profits from shares and options more than double since last year. In 2006 they earned a total of 209 million euros thanks to those instruments, as compared to 96 million euros in 2005.
PSV Goes Chinese
Chinese football player Sun Xiang’s contract with PSV starts today. The club hopes to attract millions of Chinese fans and new financial opportunities.
Extreme-Right Candidates Lose
The new extreme-right faction IST (Identity, Sovereignty, Tradition) will get no key positions at the EU Parliament. The other parties almost unanimously blocked its two candidates for a parliamentary committee deputy chairman position yesterday.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news