Today’s front pages – Thursday, Jan 24

January 24th, 2013

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

Denmark squeeks into handball semis
After nearly squandering an eight-goal lead, the men’s handball team scraped by Hungary 28-26 in their quarter-final of the World Handball Championships last night in Barcelona. Denmark was led by ‘King’ Hans Lindberg’s 10 goals, while Niklas Landin’s outstanding 18 saves kept Denmark in the game. The Danes face their toughest opponent yet in the semis on Friday when they take on undefeated Croatia, who easily beat two-time defending world-champion France 30-23 in their quarter-final. – Ekstrabladet

No consequences for lost energy billions 
Dong Energy has lost billions of kroner on failed investments, but the results are unlikely to have any consequences for the state-owned company’s management. Fritz Schur, who has served as chairman of the board of the company since 2005, and other high ranking officials will survive the criticism by state accounting office Rigsrevisionen. Dong reportedly lost five billion kroner in investments in gas-fired power plants, one billion kroner on a coal-fired power plant in Germany and wound up being two billion kroner over budget. – Berlingske

Copenhagen population boom
The city’s population is growing by a rate of 10,000 people a year – or about 30 people per day. Most of the new residents come from rural areas, foreign countries and new births, according to figures accumulated by Politiken Research. Most of the new foreign residents hail from the US, Poland, Germany and Sweden, India and the UK. People migrating from rural areas of Denmark are mostly between the ages of 15 and 29. Mayor Frank Jensen (Sociademokraterne) called the pattern “a tip of the hat to Copenhagen”. – Politiken
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Minister dropped official bank threat
The business minister, Annette Vilhelmsen (Socialistisk Folkeparti), has prepared an official document to threaten banks with legislation that would ban fees similar to one recently announced by Danske Bank that would charge its smallest customers most. The threat was supposed to be made live on TV2 News on Monday evening but never materialised. – Jyllands-Posten


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