Today’s front pages – Wednesday, March 13

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

Government loses big in Greenland elections

Greenland could have its first female premier in history after the Social Democratic party Siumut won the parliamentary elections yesterday. Siumut, led by Aleqa Hammond, garnered 42.8 percent of the vote while the incumbent IA party, led by Premier Kuupik Kleist, won 34.4 percent. Hammond will announce her strategy sometime today and could become Greenland’s first female leader if coalition negotiations go well. – Ekstra Bladet

Europe’s unemployed youth at risk

Every fourth young European is now unemployed, according to new figures from Eurostat. It represents the highest level of youth unemployment in 15 years. Spread across the 27 EU nations, 26.2 million people under the age of 25 are without a job, the worst cases being in southern Europe. While Denmark has 15 percent unemployment among young people, the unemployment figures for young in Portugal and Italy are at nearly 40 percent and they’re over 55 percent in Spain and Greece. EU President José Manuel Barroso told Politiken newspaper that a whole generation is in danger of being lost. – Politiken

Aarhus reward the healthy

In order to reduce the number of people on sick leave, Aarhus Council has turned to alternative methods. People who stay healthy and go to work are rewarded with gifts and higher wages, while the ill get nothing. Union representatives for FOA have criticised the method because they say it punishes people who are sick and a while a professor at Aalborg University contended that it was not illegal, he did say that one must be careful that being ill doesn’t become a crime. – Jyllands-Posten

Danish solar energy bursting forth

The total amount of solar energy generated in Denmark has more than tripled in just six months, according to new figures from The complete Danish solar energy generation has increased by a staggering 274 percent since September, going from creating 112.29MW to generating 420.54MW. Most of the country’s solar energy is produced in Jutland. Aarhus produces the most, followed by Vejle, Viborg and Skive. The highest ranked non-Jutland council is Næstved in 16th place. – Ingeniøren