Dutch news in brief – 23 February
Dutch most dissatisfied with euro currency
Among the 12-nation euro zone, Dutch nationals are the most dissatisfied with the new currency. A European Commission survey found that 34 percent of the Dutch population are opposed to the euro compared with a eurozone average of 28 percent. Support for the euro has declined sharply in the eurozone since the last survey in spring 2003. The latest survey was conducted in October and November.
Missing pregnant woman found safe
The pregnant woman who went missing at the end of January has given birth to a daughter in France. Both mother and baby are in good health, police said. The Cameroon-born 18-year-old woman was reported missing on 19 February, but was later tracked down. The girl does not have parents or next of kin.
Man ‘snacks’ on chunks of mate’s ear
A 29-year-old Arnhem man bit of chunk’s of 35-year-old British man’s ears on Sunday morning after they started arguing on the A50 motorway at Renkum. The two men were friends and were travelling in the same car. Both men were arrested and the victim was treated in the local hospital. The Arnhem man was arrested in his house along with his 26-year-old wife, who is alleged to have insulted police.
Psychic denies guilt over actress’ death
Psychic medium Jomanda has denied she is at fault in the death of Sylvia Millecam, claiming that she never advised the actress against visiting a regular doctor. The public prosecution is considering prosecuting Jomanda for the death of Millecam, 45, who died of cancer mid-2001. Jomanda and alternative therapists are accused of convincing Millecam she did not have breast cancer.
Dutch duo selected for Eurovision
The duo Reunion was chosen on Sunday night to represent the Netherlands on 12 May at the 49th Eurovision Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. The singers and their song Without You will be completing for a place in the grand final on 15 May.
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Subject: Dutch news