Today’s front pages – Wednesday, March 20

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

The strong get stronger during crisis

After enduring several years of financial duress, the largest Danish companies are bulging with profits, according to an analysis done jointly by Jyllands-Posten newspaper and Nordea Bank. The analysis looked into the financial accounts of the 14 largest companies within industry and service from 2008 to 2012. On the whole, turnover has increased by 17 percent and operating results have grown by 70 percent, while debts have been halved and employee numbers are at the same level. – Jyllands-Posten

Jobs continue to move abroad

In just one year, Danish companies have hired 59,000 new employees abroad, according to new research. The figures, which stem from industry advocates Dansk Industri (DI), show that Danish companies had 1,267,000 employees working in their departments abroad in 2011, nearly 60,000 more than the year before and a clear indication that jobs are moving abroad from Denmark. DI’s analysis also showed that in the industrial sector, 12,700 new jobs were created abroad while 2,500 jobs were lost at home. – Politiken

Top politician switches allegiance

Jesper Petersen, who has been the political spokesperson for Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) since 2011, has decided to leave his party and join coalition partners Socialdemokraterne (S). Petersen, 31, who had been a member of parliament for SF since 2007, explained that the reason he is switching to S is because he feels a stronger sense of belonging with S than he does with SF. Today, S party members must decide whether or not to accept him as part of their parliamentary group.  Earlier this year, Matthias Tesfaye also left SF to become part of S. – Ekstra Bladet

Every seventh patient would reject ‘wrong’ doctor

Every seventh patient would exercise their right to reject a doctor or nurse based on the medical person’s sex, ethnicity or religion, according to metroXpress newspaper. But if a person rejects medical staff and does not require emergency help, then the individual must find a different place for treatment. The nurses' organisation, Dansk Sygeplejeråd, argue that patients shouldn’t be rejecting medical staff because the health sector is a neutral environment where all patients are treated equally regardless of religion or background. – metroXpress