Today’s front pages – Thursday, March 7

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

Government to force immigrants to learn Danish

The government is demanding that immigrants receiving unemployment benefits (kontanthjælp) learn Danish or otherwise face losing their benefits, according to the integration minister, Karen Hækkerup (Socialdemokraterne), and the employment minister, Mette Frederiksen (Socialdemokraterne).  The two ministers say that the move, which is part of the government's newly-unveiled unemployment reform, should help address the high proportion of immigrants – particularly women with non-Western backgrounds – that are on kontanthjælp. In 2012, 27 percent of kontanthjælp recipients had a non-Danish background. – Politiken

Danes: teachers should work more

The vast majority of Danes believe that the country’s teachers should be working more than they do today, according to a new survey. The survey, completed by Rambøll/Analyse Danmark for Jyllands-Posten newspaper, revealed that two out of every three Danes think teachers should work more than they do today. The same survey also showed that roughly half the nation believes that teachers work less than other people on the labour market.  – Jyllands-Posten

Tuberculosis on the rise in Denmark

The number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Denmark rose once again in 2012 and incidences among society's vulnerable – the elderly and those with physical or societal weaknesses – are on par with some countries in Africa, according to new statistics. Figures from the infectious disease institute, Statens Serum Institut, showed that there were 407 cases of TB in 2012, compared to 331 cases in 2009. The 22 percent rise goes against the European trend, in which TB cases are falling. In Norway and Sweden, TB cases have been halved. – Kristeligt Dagblad

Two killed in Roskilde plane crash

Two men lost their lives yesterday when their small airplane crashed upon landing at Roskilde Airport. The accident occurred when the airplane attempted a controlled emergency landing, but instead broke in half and burst into flames upon impact. The air crash commission is trying to establish what went wrong, which one of the men was flying and if the men were experienced flyers. The next of kin of the two men, aged 47 and 74, have been notified. – Ekstra Bladet