Today’s front pages – Monday, Jan 21

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Wozniacki down and out down under
Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Australian Open after losing a marathon match to Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova  6-2, 2-6, 7-5. Wozniacki was desperately close to clinching place in the quarterfinals. She was up 30-15 while ahead 5-4 in the final set. But Kuznetsova roared back to win the set and then clinched the match two sets later. The result in Melbourne could cause Wozniacki to drop out of top-10 rankings for the first time in several years. – Ekstra Bladet

Opposition wants to scrap investigatory commissions
Should the current opposition parties rise to power in the next election, they would limit the use of the investigatory commissions that are used to investigate alleged wrongdoing. Investigatory commissions have been used by the Danish state for 30 years at a cost of some 350 million kroner. In 2012, five commissions investigated various cases at a price tag of 27 million kroner. Opposition parties such as Venstre and Konservative contend that taxpayers are not getting their money's worth. – Berlingske

Political majority wants more control in Greenland
Venstre (V), Dansk Folkeparti (DF) and Enhedslisten (EL) are among the political parties that are leaning towards giving he Danish state more influence in the excavation of valuable minerals in Greenland. The parties argue that more influence would better protect Danish interests and avoid foreign labourers working for low wages. Greenland's political leadership rejected the notion of Denmark a state-owned company to operate in Greenland. – Politiken

Help wanted: vicar who believes in God
Mejdal Church in Viborg, Jutland, has become the first church to explictly state that it is hiring a vicar who Denmark who is a ‘believer’. In its current job posting, the church insisted that applicants must believe in God. Vicars' association Præsteforeningen criticised the wording of the announcement, asking “who can decide if a person has the correct beliefs"? The Mejdal Parish Council indicated that an infamous case from 2003 in which Rev Thorkild Grosbøll said he did not believe in an all-powerful God, motivated them to require a vicar who believes in a supreme being. – Kristeligt Dagblad