Morning newspapers – 26 February 2007

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De Telegraaf, Thousands of heart attacks on the slopes

De Telegraaf

Thousands of heart attacks on the slopes

Thousands of winter sporters suffer a heart attack each year. Dutch and German skiers are the most at risk.

Children's shoes in Uruzgan

The Dutch ISAF troops in Uruzgan have a enormous surplus of children's shoes.


Smoke can be extremely dangerous

The cloud of smoke that results from a large fire is often more harmful to the public than earlier thought. Emergency workers and mayors often rely too heavily on measurements of levels of toxic substances in the air, while these rarely give definite answers.

"Patients should be able to sue for malpractice"

Victims of malpractice should be able to contact a central office to recover damages resulting from medical errors.

Nederlands Dagblad

Wilders launches new attack

Politicians in The Hague are in for another row unleashed by Geert Wilders.  His Freedom Party (PVV) is considering submitting a motion of no-confidence against state secretaries Ahmed Aboutaleb (Social Affairs) and Nebahat Albayrak (Justice).

Dagblad De Pers

Disputes over NATO mission

Conflict has broken out within NATO with regard to the mission in Afghanistan. Many member states are refusing to send troops. There has also been criticism of the 'Dutch approach.'

UMTS masts cannot be stopped

Municipalities have no legal means of exerting influence on where UMTS antenna are placed. This has emerged from a study by a lawyer hired by the Tilburg municipality.

Dagblad De Limburger

Limburg on the verge of a flu epidemic

It seems just a matter of days before Limburg is officially faced with a flu epidemic. Study by the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) shows that 51 of the 100,000 people who went to the doctor last week complained of influenza symptoms. If that number increases to 60 then the situation is officially regarded as an epidemic.

Het Financieele Dagblad

State in danger of missing out on billions

If the Dutch government does not 'radically' revise its natural gas extraction policy it is in danger of missing out on the production of 150 billion cubic metres of natural gas, according to Gertjan Lankhorst of Gas Terra, the trade division of the Gasunie.

Fortis maintains non-transparent cost system

Fortis still uses a non-transparent and much criticised trading system for investment funds. All the other large Dutch providers of investment funds are on the other hand adopting the new trading system starting today. These providers are abandoning the high and non-transparent costs in buying and selling investment funds for lower and more transparent surcharges.

De Volkskrant

Politicians lash out at Wilders

Geert Wilders, the political leader of the Freedom Party, has provoked the outrage of a large number of the politicians in The Hague with his announcement that he will submit a vote of no-confidence against state secretaries Aboutaleb and Albayrak. Wilders wants to submit the motion on Thursday during the debate on the government statement.

Businesses fear hostage taking

Sector organisations should warn Dutch business owners about the risk of being taken hostage. Business owners should be alert and review their security measures, says MKB Netherlands, the organisation for small and medium-sized businesses.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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