Today’s front pages – Thursday, March 14

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

Ballerup shooting victim in critical condition

The 30-year-old man who was shot in Ballerup yesterday remains in a critical condition due to the severity of his wounds, according to police. The man in question was shot in the groin area and began bleeding so profusely that his life was in grave danger. The man was found around 19:40pm yesterday in a parking lot on Baltorpvej in Ballerup, although police were unsure if this was also the crime scene. Police also said it was too early to ascertain if the shooting was related to the rising gang violence of late. – Ekstra Bladet

Get a job and lose money

Almost three out of ten parents on the unemployment benefit kontanthjælp will lose money if they take a job for the minimum wage agreed upon in accordance with collective bargaining agreements. A new report, compiled by the union Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (DA), showed that people who have children receive more money from kontanthjælp, housing and other benefits than they would if they worked the 107 kroner-an-hour minimum wage. According to one OECD economist, Denmark is the country in the OECD where it least benefits people on public benefits to get a job. – Jyllands-Posten

Future teachers face new hurdle

The majority of students currently studying to become teachers would not have been accepted with the new grade demands that require an average grade of at least a seven, according to new figures. The numbers, from think-tank Kraka, showed that seven out of ten students currently taking teaching courses have a grade average lower than seven. The new rule means that applicants with grade averages under seven are forced to apply via 'Quota 2' and go to admission interviews where they will be evaluated. – Politiken

Health adverts have no effect

The state-produced adverting campaigns that are geared towards getting Danes to lead more healthy lives are ineffective, according to several experts. Nearly one million kroner was spent on the 'Getmoving' campaign that was designed to get citizens to exercise. Part of the campaign included an online banner advertisement, which has only been clicked 640 times, putting the state's price-per-click at 60 kroner. The health authorities, Sundhedsstyrelsen, however contended that its campaign did have an effect. – metroXpress