The European Commission says it expects the Dutch economy to shrink by 0.9% this year. The EC also predicts that the current recession in the Eurozone will continue throughout 2012.
In other news, German soldiers were forced to abandon a military base in Afghanistan due to unrest in the wake of the Koran-burning incident. The Germans were planning on closing the base anyway, but they had to evacuate early as demonstrations continued in the area.
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