Today’s front pages – Tuesday, Jan 29

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

More women head to Sweden for boob jobs

More and more Danish women are heading to Sweden for plastic surgery on their breasts, metroXpress newspaper reports this morning. The number of Danish women getting breast enhancements at the Citadel Clinic in Malmö has shot up from just 50 in 2008 to 401 in 2012. One doctor argued that women go to Sweden because it is easier to get the procedure done there and because Sweden doesn’t have legislation regarding breast augmentation, as is the case in Denmark. – metroXpress

Chinese Arctic ambitions worry opposition

Claus Hjort Frederiksen, Venstre, contends that China’s ultimate goal in Greenland is not just to mine for rare minerals, but to gain a strategic foothold in the Arctic region. Frederiksen is worried that the Chinese will use Greenland as a foothold to gain access to the Arctic and its many hidden minerals. China has applied to have observer status in the Arctic Council, but several countries, including Canada, are dragging their feet over giving their approval – Berlingske

Divorce not just for ethnic Danes

The divorce rate for Turkish families in Denmark is four times higher than just 20 years ago and is now comparable to the divorce rate of ethnic Danes, a new analysis shows. The report, generated by the welfare research centre SFI- Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd, indicated that of 11,680 Turkish couples who were married between 1981 and 2007, over twenty percent ended up getting divorced, which is closing the gap to the divorce rate of ethnic Danes. Some 60,000 Turks live in Denmark, making them the biggest minority. – Kristeligt Dagblad

Experiment to revolutionise schools

Six schools are currently part of an experiment in which the standard secondary education curriculum has been scrapped and rethought from the ground up. Under the experiment, teachers are only allowed to speak for seven minutes at a time, students don’t have books and they aren't given homework. The experiment, named ’Gymnasiet tænkt forfra’ (’Rethinking School from scratch’) is initiated by the capital region in an attempt to counter an outdated school form. The interdisciplinary, problem-orientated teaching approach is being viewed as an alternative to replace the current upper education model, which has been largely unchanged since 1903. – Politiken