Today’s front pages – Monday, March 25

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

Trains packed with air pollution

Passengers travelling on DSB’s regional trains can be exposed to high levels of air pollution, according to new measurements. Two separate measurements from the ecological council, Det Økologiske Råd, showed that it can be far more taxing on one's health to take the regional trains, pulled by DSB’s ageing diesel locomotives, than standing at one of Copenhagen’s busiest roads during rush hour. Det Økologiske Råd took measurements after several passengers complained of a strong diesel smell in the trains. – Politiken

Gang members becoming militant Islamists

The domestic intelligence agency, PET, has for the first time seen a clear connection between people from the Danish gang environment and militant Islamists fighting in Syria. According to PET, several members of the toughest gangs in Copenhagen are currently in Syria, or have been there, waging holy war. PET fears that those who go to Syria risk becoming radicalised. The authorities are worried that the gangs will use the warfare skills they learn in Syria on the streets here in Denmark. Jyllands-Posten newspaper wrote that gang members from Blågårds Plads Gruppen in Nørrebro, La Raza from Valby and Bloodz from the southern suburbs all have members who have fought in Syria. – Jyllands-Posten

German oil giant threatens to leave

The biggest international investor in Danish oil, aside from the Maersk-led conglomerate DUC, has threatened to pull out of several Danish activities because of more stringent rules for oil companies operating in Denmark. Bayerngas said that the new rules mean make Denmark a less attractive place to do business and they have halted all preparations to bid on projects during the next licence round “because it doesn’t make sense anymore”, their CEO said. Bayerngas has invested a total of two billion kroner in Denmark.

Wozzy down and out in Miami

Caroline Wozniacki couldn’t repeat her Indian Wells success from last week after she lost surprisingly to the 73rd ranked Garbine Muguruza in straight sets at the WTA tournament in Miami. The 19-year-old Spanish wild-card player needed barely 80 minutes to overcome ninth-seed Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 and move on to the quarterfinals, where she will take on fifth seeded Li Na from China. For Wozniacki, however, it was the fifth time this year that she lost to a player ranked outside the top 70. – Ekstra Bladet

  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.