Dutch news in brief, 29 August 2006

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'Lower profit tax good for Netherlands'

'Lower profit tax good for Netherlands'

A reduction in company tax, combined with tax increases elsewhere, would be good for the Netherlands, the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) said in a report published on Tuesday. This is because, like Ireland and Belgium, many international companies are based here. Lower profit tax would make the Netherlands more attractive for foreign business and lead to more investment, the CPB said.

Policeman not to be prosecuted

The police officer who opened fire on a car, with four occupants, in Wouterswoude, Friesland a few months ago is not be prosecuted, it was announced on Tuesday. The men wanted the officer charged with attempted serious assault but an investigation concluded his actions were justified. Two police officers stopped the car at a checkpoint on the night of 15 March this year. One of the men got out of the car and knocked the policeman's colleague unconscious. The remaining officer felt so threatened he drew his handgun and fired at the men. One was wounded in the shoulder and a second man received a graze wound to the head.

Laurus chairman resigns

Harry Bruijniks resigned as chairman of the board at the troubled supermarket group Laurus on Tuesday. His move brought to an end a clash with the supervisory board about Super de Boer, the only supermarket chain the group has not sold off.

Dutchman caught with rare books

A Dutchman was arrested in Moscow for allegedly trying to smuggle 16 old and rare books out of Russia. The books were written by the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovjev in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Injuries in firebomb robbery

Two people were injured on Tuesday afternoon when flammable fluid was thrown during a robbery at a post office on Belgiëplein in Amsterdam-West. The incident took place around 4pm and the victims were taken to hospital with unspecified injuries. Police are looking for two suspects.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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