Morning newspapers – 16 February 2007

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AD/Haagsche Courant, Another Hell’s Angel Prosecuted

AD/Haagsche Courant

Another Hell’s Angel Prosecuted

The public prosecution office will press charges against a 49-year-old Navy instructor who turned out to be a leading member of the Hell’s Angels. The motorcycle club is regarded as a criminal organisation.

MPs Astonished at Motion from PVV

In yesterday’s debate in parliament, the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) tried to prevent Labour Party (PvdA) members Ahmed Aboutaleb and Nebahat Albayrak from being appointed state secretaries as they both have dual nationality.

de Volkskrant

Dutch in Uruzgan Tone Down Ambitions

The original plan to take control of a larger area has been postponed due to the shortage of qualified local police officers and the absence of strong local officials to support the operation.

Probo Koala Poisoning Arrests

Two Dutchmen were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the illegal toxic waste dumping by the ship the Probo Koala. Both of those detained are among the directors of Amsterdam Port Services (APS), a recycling company that had initially accepted the highly toxic chemical waste being transported by the Probo Koala.


Religious Card Game for Nurses

A new card game is aimed at making visiting nursing personnel better acquainted with religion(s). This should help improve their understanding of patients.

Food Will Become More Expensive

The rapid growth of the world population will inevitably lead to a shortage in raw materials. Consumption at the levels reached in the west will become impossible at a certain point.

De Telegraaf

New Government Punishes Hard Workers

The new cabinet’s plans are bad for the hardworking Dutchman. Companies will also have a hard time in the upcoming years. The taxes and duties to be collected will increase by a total of five billion euros by 2011, the Liberal (VVD) leader Mark Rutte said.

Loyal even with two passports

State Secretary Ahmed Aboutaleb (Social Affairs) and the rest of the Parliament deny the claim that those who possess two nationalities cannot be loyal enough.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Reed Elsevier’s Educational Branch Up for Grabs

Reed Elsevier has put its educational subsidiary Harcourt Education up for sale. The publisher wants to focus on medical, scientific and business information. These areas allow for much quicker internet turnover growth.

Screensaver as Company Bulletin Board

Many companies have a hard time finding the perfect way to quickly inform their staff of internal and external news. Some choose to send daily group e-mails. Others create an internal network where the daily info is placed.

Just Work

In his diary, Saad Eskander describes his  daily routine in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Indonesian Chinese Doing Better

The emancipation of the Chinese, who have experienced years of discrimination in Indonesia, is slow, but the level of self-confidence is on the rise and they say they have started to feel “more equal”.

Nederlands Dagblad

Municipalities Oppose New Gay Marriage Rules

More Dutch municipalities voiced their protest yesterday against the new coalition accord that protects those civil affairs officials who refuse to marry same-sex couples.

“Verzuiling” May Become Part of Canon

“Verzuiling,” the pillarisation of Dutch society along denomination lines which dominated the nation’s social structure until the gradual secularisation of the population during the last few decades of the 20th century,  may yet become part of the Dutch Canon, the list of top fifty historical milestones. Frits van Oostrom, Chairman of the Canon Committee, said this on Thursday. Yesterday a number of prominent Christian historians presented an alternative canon.

De Pers

New Cannabis Policy Hypocritical

Stricter policies against soft drugs will not only lead to more crime, but will also increase the health risks to users, ten mayors representing large municipalities wrote in a collective letter to the new cabinet.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news


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