Today’s front pages – Monday, March 25

March 25th, 2013

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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


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