Todays Headlines   7-12-2016
National
Pechtold makes rare public statement about threats

 
International
Four Dutch companies on New York blacklist for boycotting Israel

Dijsselbloem isolated in effort to delay anti-tax avoidance measure

Netherlands to extend participation in anti-piracy mission

Islamic convert warns fund raising will become more secretive

 
Business & Economics
ECB divided over extension of bond buy-up programme

 
Four Dutch companies on New York blacklist for boycotting Israel Financiele Dagblad, page 3
1-01-1970
Four Dutch companies have been placed on a black list by the governor of New York because of their alleged boycotting of Israel. New York is the first American state to draw up such a black list.
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Dijsselbloem isolated in effort to delay anti-tax avoidance measure Financiele Dagblad, page 6
1-01-1970
Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem is totally isolated in his efforts to delay the closure of a tax avoidance route until 2024. The other EU countries all want an end to abuse of so-called ‘hybrid mismatches’ in 2019, it emerged on Tuesday. Dijsselbloem faced severe criticism.
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ECB divided over extension of bond buy-up programme Financiele Dagblad, page 1
1-01-1970
The 25-strong policy committee of the European Central Bank (ECB) is serious divided over the monetary policy to be followed. The question it faces is whether the central bank should extend its massive bond buy-up programme or phase it out.
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Netherlands to extend participation in anti-piracy mission De Telegraaf, page 4
1-01-1970
The Netherlands will continue to send navy vessels for the anti-piracy mission around Somalia. The cabinet will shortly decide to extend participation in the EU anti-piracy mission Atalanta for a year, sources in The Hague have said.
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Pechtold makes rare public statement about threats De Telegraaf, page 5
1-01-1970
The 51-year-old man who made a death threat against D66 leader Alexander Pechtold regrets his action. He apologised twice to Pechtold during a hearing in the court of appeal in Leeuwarden yesterday.
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Islamic convert warns fund raising will become more secretive NRC Handelsblad, page 9
1-01-1970
Greater transparency about the financing of mosques? ‘We are actually going to do it more secretly,’ says Arnoud van Doorn, who is one of those who raises funds in the Middle East for the Netherlands.
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