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In other news ... (Nov 23-29)
As reported in this space last month, what was thought to be Denmark’s first wolf in 200 years was spotted in northern Jutland. That same animal has now been found dead in Thy National Park, according to Naturstyrelsen. “We’re not yet sure if it is a wolf,” said Tommy Hansen, a Naturstyrelsen consultant. “That needs to be determined by experts, but it definitely looks like the animal in the photos [from the October spotting]. The animal was completely emaciated, so we assume that it died of starvation.” The animal had probably been dead for upwards of a week before it was found. It may take up to a month to determine if it was a wolf.
According to a recent opinion poll, 61 percent of Danes feel that former PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen is avoiding the public debate and hiding himself away on Facebook. Nearly a quarter of Rasmussen’s quotes in the media are lifted from his Facebook account, and a full 62 percent disagreed with Rasmussen’s strategy of letting his social media account speak for him. Rasmussen was seen in the flesh over the weekend though, when he took part in Venstre’s party conference and presented a plan to improve Denmark’s ability to compete internationally by, among other things, dropping the minimum wage to the level found in Germany.
At a time when free porn is rampant online, it no longer makes sense to forbid the sale of pornographic material to children under the age of 16, a Justice Ministry committee has decided. In the report, the committe wrote that “it is not realistic to expect that the criminal code can limit children’s access to free porn sites on the internet,” and therefore recommends striking a paragraph from the criminal code that says anyone caught selling “obscene photos or objects to a person under 16 shall be punished with a fine”. The committee said that the law had already become obsolete because so many kids see porn online.
A planned tunnel between Denmark and Germany may be at risk unless the financing can be found to replace Storstrømsbroen (pictured), which was shut down last year. After funding negotiations broke down this week, the new tunnel project is in jeopardy.
CPH Post Word of the Week: Vidner (plural noun) – Witnesses. Where you heard it: Copenhagen Police appealed to the public to step forward with any information regarding the Saturday morning fatal stabbing of Jonas Thomsen in Kødbyen.
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