Today’s front pages – Tuesday, Feb 26

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

Tax exemptions could lead to Socialdemokraterne rebellion

When Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) presents the government's jobs and growth bill today, which is expected to include a lowering of corporate tax, she will butt heads with strong party members. A number of Socialdemokraterne members, including the powerful Henrik Sass Larsen, have protested against the expected move, which will reduce corporate taxes in Denmark from 25 to 22 percent. The government has said that the lower corporate taxes are expected to generate hundreds of jobs in the first year, but many politicians and analysts argue that there is no proof that it will do so. – Jyllands-Posten

Students retaking final year

More and more students choose to retake their final year of upper-secondary school in order to gain a better graduation grade. Of seven school leaders that metroXpress newspaper spoke with, five have experienced students quit school just before graduation or apply to take their final year over again. A number of school headteachers said that the tactic is a result of a loophole in the law and is not only unethical but also costs the state a bundle of money. – metroXpress

More Novo Nordisk barriers in the US

A new US study wants authorities to take a good look at the risk of pancreatic infection for patients taking Novo Nordisk’s new obesity medication. A research group at Johns Hopkins University have statistical evidence that there is a connection between Novo's diabetes medicine and an increased risk of getting a rare but serious infection of the pancreas. The news comes less than a month after the US medical authorities refused to approve Novo Nordisk’s new Tresiba insulin, which prompted the company’s stock to take a nosedive. – Berlingske

Aalborg satellite launched in India

A rocket launched from India has sent a mini-satellite built by students from Aalborg University out into space, Ingeniøren newspaper wrote. The rocket was launched from Chennai and mission control announced that AAUSAT3 satellite was released and in orbit. The satellite will be used to monitor all the ships that are sailing around the Arctic. The satellite measures 10 cubic centimetres, weighs only 800 grammes and is the third satellite that students from Aalborg University have constructed and sent to space. – Ingeniøren





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.