Today’s front pages – Friday, Jan 25

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

EU boss: No discount for Denmark
Just two weeks before a decisive EU budget meeting, union budget commissioner Janusz Lewandowski has told Denmark they won’t be getting a rebate on their annual contribution. Lewandowski argued that Denmark was too wealthy and said Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s demands to have 1 billion kroner knocked off the Danish contributions amounted to an “atom bomb” under the budget negotiations. The UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden are among the countries that currently get an EU discount. All of the countries have lower per capita contributions to the EU’s budget than Denmark. – Politiken

Danes want to remain in EU
Voters have rejected a vote to stay in the European Union, but say they are ready to renegotiate the membership, according to a new survey. The Rambøll/Analyse Danmark/Jyllands-Posten survey indicated that 51.9 percent believe that Denmark should remain an EU member even if Great Britain decides to leave. But 47.2 percent of the 951 people asked said that the government should renegotiate the conditions surrounding Denmark’s membership. – Jyllands-Posten

Opposition wants Dong privatised
The centre-right political wing is calling for the privatisation of Dong Energy. Venstre (V), Konservative (K) and Liberal Alliance (LA) all want the embattled state-owned company to be listed on the stock exchange. The call comes after the VK-led government was forced to drop a 2008 stock exchange listing after the financial crisis took hold. Since then Dong’s value has fallen by half, to 35 billion kroner. – Berlingske

Commuters fleeing public transport
Commuters in Greater Copenhagen are disregarding public transport because they find it disorganised, according to a new study complied by Trængselskommissionen, the government-seated panel responsible for solving traffic congestion issues in Copenhagen. The report suggests that passengers waste too much time in transit because of long waiting times, incorrect travel information and routes that stop at council borders due to payment disputes between local governments. The Transport Ministry has pledged to look into the issue. – Ingeniøren