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Smaller parties at the table | Debate on gas extraction | And the shopping list of Jumbo and Plus

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Informant Johan Remkes talks with the smaller parties. In recent days, the election winners and left-wing parties have been sitting at the table; now it’s the turn to the smaller groups. Remkes is looking for support for a possible tolerance construction with VVD, D66 and CDA.

The House of Representatives is debating gas extraction under the Wadden Sea. New gas drilling in that area is causing unrest among residents of Friesland and environmental organizations. But, says the Ministry of Economic Affairs, we simply need the gas.

Not only supermarket customers walk around with a shopping list. This also applies to supermarkets themselves. Jumbo and Plus are especially interested in buying from other chains, supermarket experts think.

After today, all healthcare staff in France must have had at least one corona jab. Failure to do so runs the risk of suspension without continued payment. The vaccination requirement was introduced at the end of July, after the French parliament passed a controversial bill to that effect.

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No, KLM explicitly does not want a vaccination obligation for flying personnel. The airline would only like to know if you have not had a shot, so that you can continue to fly to countries with an entry ban for people who have not been vaccinated.

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Tech companies such as Apple, Tesla and Amazon are increasingly designing their own chips. Advantage: competitors cannot also buy that chip. It is not (yet) a way to get out of the chip shortage.

And you may have missed this last night:
Happy news for Apple fans. Apple announced the new iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max last night. Apple also presented the new Apple Watch Series 7. The smart watch has a revised design with more screen space.

This could come along at the coffee machine:

  • The port of Rotterdam is ravaged by ‘collectors’: young men who try to get cocaine from sea containers
  • Two GGD employees who stole and traded personal data have to go to jail
  • How quickly would we get used to not being one and a half meters away?
  • The suffering called Marktplaats: Linda got fake money when she sold her phone
  • A dream job come true (but you have to go to England for the audition)

Good day!

ps The current supply problem on the world market is so extensive and persistent that it poses a risk to purchasing power, writes Rabobank economist Elwin de Groot. “To turn the tide, wages have to go up at some point.”

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