Today’s front pages – Wednesday, Feb 13

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

Another student stabbed in Prague

The second Danish secondary school student in two days has been stabbed in the Czech Republic capital of Prague. The stabbing occurred at 4am at the Hotel Panorama, where students from a number of different secondary schools are staying. The stabbing at the hotel comes just two days after another Danish student was stabbed outside a Prague disco. Authorities believe that both stabbings were due to a dispute between different groups of Danish students. – Ekstra Bladet

Businesses negative about tax authorities

A growing number of accountants, lawyers and business organisations are criticising the national tax authority, Skat, and the Tax Ministry in their relentless quest to raise tax funds. The business leaders say they are tired of Skat continuously tightening documentation demands for big businesses and interpreting tax rules harshly. But the tax minister, Holger K Nielsen (Socialistisk Folkeparti), said he is very happy that Skat’s 'transfer pricing' project has been such a great success.  – Berlingske

Employers forgoing job centres

Companies in Denmark have had bad experiences hiring unemployed workers found via job centres and are therefore beginning to steer clear of the centres when searching for employees. The employers think that the job centres are too slow and too bureaucratic, while not providing the qualified and stable employees that businesses are looking for. Dansk Erhverv, Denmark’s second-largest labour organisation, estimated that only about 10-20 percent of their 17,000 members were employed via the job centres. – Jyllands-Posten

Economists: Government crisis policy a failure

A number of experts contend that the government’s credibility has been damaged by overselling a number of failed initiatives that were supposed to generate economic growth. Politiken newspaper has looked over the initiatives from the past 18 months and contends that the majority of government initiatives have been ineffective and have left 11,500 promised jobs missing. A number of economists argue that the government expectations for their economic initiatives have been too high and their credibility has suffered as a result of their failures. – Politiken