ING Bank will be nominating former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to sit on the bank's supervisory board. The nomination will be made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 8th. Along with Balkenende, the bank will also nominate Margarete Haase and Hans Wijers for positions on the board, ING announced on Thursday.
Johan Cruijff has resigned from his position as adviser for the Amsterdam football club Ajax, due to a lack of confidence in the club's directors and a feeling that he is being thwarted in the execution of his plan.
The Advisory Board of Ajax is exploring "several scenarios" concerning the position of General Manager, currently held by Michael Kinsbergen. Kinsbergen is under contract thru June 30.
King Willem-Alexander has received the first copy of the Dream Book on Thursday at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. Hans Wijers, chairman of the National Committee Inauguration, handed the book over to the king.
"I'm speechless, but I'm going to say a few words. That’s also a dream," said the king after he got the Dream Book in his hands. Willem-Alexander then thanked the committee and all the Dutch for the gift. "I hope this will last many years."
Music producer Eric van Tijn is unhappy about the artists who sang the King’s Song. He thinks they have totally let down Composer John Ewbank after all the criticisms. "It could and should have been done differently," says Van Tijn.
All 51 artists could also have formed a block, after the criticisms, and could have said, for instance, “We think it is a beautiful song and we worked on it with much passion and joy. So we are just going to sing it." "Instead they remained dead silent,” says van Tijn today in the Telegraaf.