Today’s front pages – Tuesday, Jan 22

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

Maersk boss: unskilled workers must accept lower wages
Nils Smedegaard Andersen, the head of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is warning unskilled and low-skilled workers that they should be willing to agree to reduced wages or see their jobs outsourced to foreign countries where wages are more competitive. Andersen contended that the Danish welfare state would collapse if the country does not become more competitive globally. Members of governing coalition parties Socialdemokraterne and Radikale praised Andersen’s words while leaders of the third coalition member, Socialistisk Folkeparti, called them “frightening”. – Berlingske

Proposal to reduce costs for starting business
The government has proposed a law that would enable entrepreneurs to register a new company for only one kroner. The cost of setting up a limited liability company (ApS) would also be reduced from 80,000 to 50,000 kroner, while the cost of starting a joint stock company (A/S) would remain at 500,000 kroner. The initiative, which was widely praised by experts, is expected to promote transparency and good management in Danish companies. – Jyllands-Posten

Rape victims to blame, many Danes say
One fifth of Danes surveyed in a recent poll believe rape victims are partially responsible for the crime commited against them because they were flirting or wearing revealing clothing. Experts called the results of the metroXperss/YouGov survey “ghastly”. Psychologist  Anja Hareskov Jensen said it was “shocking that so many people from a modern society like Denmark think this way”. About 500 rapes are reported to the police every year, although experts believe that many more go unreported. – MetroXpress

Finance authority to cull incompetent boards
Financial watchdogs with Finanstilsynet are preparing to get rid of what it called the incompetent executive committees and boards of financial companies including banks, insurance companies and pension funds. The authority analysed information sent by the companies themselves and concluded some executives are failing to live up to the standards the finance sector and should be replaced. Companies are expected to address the issue during the general meetings to be held this spring. – Børsen