Today’s front pages – Monday, March 4

March 4th, 2013

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

Danes: Greenland should keep its minerals

The vast majority of Danes believe that it was the correct decision to hand Greenland the rights to its underground minerals back in 2009, according to a new survey. The survey, compiled by Rambøll/Analyse Danmark for Jyllands-Posten newspaper, illustrated that over 70 percent of Danes agreed with the move while just 21.7 percent believe that it was the wrong decision. The debate over Greenland’s minerals has intensified as of late following Chinese interest in the region and discussions on whether or not to allow the mining of uranium. – Jyllands-Posten

Young Danes loving LA (the party, not the city)

Liberal Alliance Ungdom (LAU) youth party membership numbers have risen by 50 percent over the past year.  Despite LAU's recently-panned suggestion to legalise guns for private use, a survey by Søren Risbjerg Thomsen showed that while young members flee from traditional parties such as Socialdemokraterne (S), every tenth voter between the ages of 18 and 24 supports Liberal Alliance. Aside from legalising guns, LAU also want to legalise all narcotics, stop Denmark's developmental aid, privatise education and the health sector, and get rid of the church, the royals and the Culture Ministry. – Politiken

Bendtner caught drunk driving

Denmark’s most scandalous football player is in the news once again for the wrong reasons after he was caught driving drunk down the wrong way of a one-way street in Copenhagen over the weekend. Nicklas Bendtner, who is in danger of having his loan contract with Italian side Juventus nullified and sent back to Arsenal, is currently injured and had been out with a friend having sushi and drinking cocktails before being stopped. – Ekstra Bladet

Lawyer could be jailed for pyramid scam

The fraud squad has accused Gentofte lawyer Eli Heckscher of being part of a pyramid scheme that has swindled hundreds of millions of kroner from American and Canadian investors. Heckscher, who denies his guilt, faces up to five years in prison for his role in the pyramid scheme in which 150 million kroner was scammed out of 143 people in North America. John and Marian Morgan, the masterminds of the scam, received prison sentences totaling a combined 45 years. – Børsen


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