Amsterdam’s city authorities plan to investigate the city’s cafes and restaurants. They intend to use a new law, which came in three years ago to prevent authorities unintentionally supporting criminal activities by issuing permits and subsidies for prostitution. Amsterdam has cracked down on its infamous sex trade and denies that plans to close about 100 of the city’s 350 prostitution windows will hurt tourism revenues. The Independent 02/12/06 page 31