CDA stalwart heads newspaper group

Building sector chief Elco Brinkman has been appointed by the government to head a committee looking into ways of stimulating and financing innovation within the newspaper sector.

The government has set aside €8mln for the innovation programme to help newspapers cope with falling sales and advertising income.
Brinkman, a Christian Democratic party stalwart and former MP and minister, is currently chairman of the construction sector organisation Bouwend Nederland.

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