D66 under pressure to drop refusal to talk to ChristenUnie
When Alexander Pechtold had to almost entirely rebuild D66 in 2007, he adopted a number of principles. The topics were not really new, but the almost exclusive emphasis on them was. It is precisely those issues that would make D66’s position in a coalition with the ChristenUnie almost entirely lacking in credibility.
Turkish minister drops legal action against expulsion from the country
De Telegraaf, page
The legal action announced by Turkey’s minister for family affairs Kaya against the State of the Netherlands has been abandoned before it could really begin. The minister was planning to take the Netherlands to court for her ‘unlawful deportation’ from the country by the police in March.
Kamp says government will introduce time-out in takeover process
Financiele Dagblad, page
The government intends to implement measures to protect Dutch companies against hostile takeovers, Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp informed parliament on Saturday. With his decision the minister is capitulating to the call by several senior executives of listed companies and the employers’ organisation VNO-NCW. Kamp was not initially interested in producing an action plan.
A neighbourhood police officer in Amsterdam patrolled the streets wearing a headscarf on Saturday to gauge how people would react. She did this ‘out of solidarity’ and because she is in favour of a diverse police force,’ said PvdA councillor Sofyan Mbarki, who accompanied the police officer during the action.