Today’s front pages – Thursday, Feb 7

February 7th, 2013

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

Olsen’s boys crumble in Skopje

Denmark made a poor impression in their final friendly warm-up, losing to Macedonia 0-3 in Skopje. All three goals came in the first half as the lacklustre Danes were unable to deal with a spirited opposition that wanted it more on the day, leaving plenty of unanswered questions before their World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic next month. Despite the loss, there were some bright moments for Morten Olsen's national team, particularly from youngsters Viktor Fischer, Casper Sloth and Jores Okore. – Ekstra Bladet

Eastern Europeans here to stay

Thousands of eastern European workers who originally arrived in Denmark to work for shorter periods are staying in the country. Figures obtained from the labour market Arbejdsmarkedsstyrelsen’s database, jobindsats.dk, show that the number of eastern European workers in Denmark has risen by 43 percent since 2008. In the third quarter of 2012, there were nearly 50,000 people from ten eastern European countries employed in Denmark, and a third of them have a Danish address and CPR number for tax purposes. – Jyllands-Posten

Humanity programmes co-operating with business sector

The time when students and employees from the universities’ humanities departments could hide in libraries and behind reports without contact from the outside world is over. A new trend has seen the humanities faculties begin to work closely with the business sector to prepare humanities students for post-graduation employment. To combat the over 25 percent unemployment rate for new graduates with humanities degrees, universities in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg have begun inviting leaders from the business world to provide input into their humanities educations. – Politiken

Biotechnological ambitions fading in Øresund

Plans to develop a 'Medicon Valley' biotechnology hub in the Øresund region are losing momentum according to a new report compiled by Boston Consulting Group. The report indicates that plans for a Medicon Valley – an international research centre in the areas of cancer, diabetes, neuroscience, inflammation and infectious diseases – are on the brink of falling behind in a very competitive life-science market. The report, funded by the EU, recommends immediate action to stop the current trends of large companies closing production sites, marginal growth and limited numbers of start-up companies. – Berlingske


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