Dutch news in brief, 1 September 2005

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Book giveaway for Queen's jubilee

Book giveaway for Queen's jubilee

All Dutch people who turn 18 this year will receive a book compiled to celebrate the silver jubilee of the coronation of Queen Beatrix. The book, entitled 'Wij' (We), covers all aspects of the monarchy in the Netherlands. Publisher Tirion said on Thursday that Queen Beatrix will be presented with the first copy of the book on Budget Day on 20 September. All 155,000 people aged 18 will receive the book in the post free of charge before it goes on sale in bookshops.

One in five embellishes CV

One in five job seekers in the Netherlands embellishes his or her resume to give an exaggerated picture of qualifications and work experience, according to research published by recruitment agency Cobben & Van Tulder. The study focused on highly-educated sales staff.

Rotterdam to close prostitution zone

The tolerated street-prostitution zone on the Keileweg in Rotterdam will close on 14 September, the executive of the City Council announced on Thursday. Shutting the zone has been a long-time aim of the council because of claims the area is rife with drugs and criminality. A decision was taken in 2004 to close the prostitution zone by 1 December this year at the latest. But the number of women selling sex on the Keileweg has fallen dramatically and the council has decided the time is right to end the sex trade in the area.

Victim of Beverwijk shooting identified

Police say the man who died in the shooting incident in Beverwijk on Tuesday was a 47-year-old resident of Heemskerk. A second man, 31, who was wounded in the incident, is in stable condition in hospital. He does not have a permanent address, the police said on Tuesday. The search continues for a third individual in connection with the incident. The man is described as being of Asian appearance. He ran off after the shooting and remains at large.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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