Today’s front pages – Wednesday, April 3

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

Closed churches on the free market

For the first time in history, it will be up to real estate agents to sell the closed churches on the free housing market, according to Kristeligt-Dagblad newspaper. The congregations of Samuels Church and Blågårds Church, two of the 14 churches threatened by closure in Copenhagen, have decided to sell now rather than wait several months for the other churches to make a decision. The churches, however, do not want to be sold to owners who will turn them into a supermarket or a discotheque.  – Kristeligt-Dagblad

Danish police free to take steroids

Cases involving police officers taking steroids have featured more and more often in the Danish media in recent years. But despite the anti-steroid organisation Anti Doping Danmark's awareness of the issue, it is only given access to a few of the many police gyms. According to the Culture Ministry, commercial gyms and police gyms cannot be forced to co-operate with Anti Doping Danmark. Just a few police stations have agreed to give access to the organisation. – Politiken

Drunken youths using ambulances as taxis

Every weekend young party-goers bog down the 112 emergency number by calling ambulances for friends who have gotten too drunk. The boozy young people think that they can have an medical technician take over the care of their drunken friends so that the other revellers can keep the party going. The ambulances say that they are not a taxi service and that picking up drunken teens could be very dangerous for people who actually need help. – metroXpress

Wichmann admits to match fixing claims

Professional footballer Kristoffer Wichmann, who has been accused of matchfixing by Danish football association DBU, has admitted for the first time that he did indeed bet on matches involving his then club Vanløse. Wichmann admitted that in the end of 2011, he bought 96 different Oddset coupons for a total of 48,000 kroner in eleven different betting kiosks, in order to bet that Vanløse, would lose to Hvidovre in the Danish Cup. Hvidovre easily won the match 5-0. – Ekstra Bladet




  • Huge fire at Novo Nordisk – building “cannot be saved”

    Huge fire at Novo Nordisk – building “cannot be saved”

    A fire broke out at a Novo Nordisk site in Bagsværd on Wednesday morning. There have been no casualties, but the fire is “extensive and spreading”, and Novo’s administrative building “cannot be saved” say emergency services.

  • Digitization is the secret ingredient in Chinese restaurateur’s growth adventure

    Digitization is the secret ingredient in Chinese restaurateur’s growth adventure

    Publisher Jesper Skeel and Korean BBQ restaurant chain owner Zen discuss the ups and downs of independent entrepreneurship and how to crack the Copenhagen market, from both an international and Danish perspective.

  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrations divide Copenhagen society

    Pro-Palestinian demonstrations divide Copenhagen society

    As popular protests of the Israeli offensive in Gaza erupt around the world and in the media, from university campuses to the streets of major cities, discord is escalating between demonstrators, the general public, authorities and politicians.

  • Denmark leads 15 member states in call to outsource EU migration policy

    Denmark leads 15 member states in call to outsource EU migration policy

    Just one day after the EU finally landed its New Pact on Migration and Asylum following four years of tough negotiations, a group of 15 member states, led by Denmark, issued a joint call for greater efforts to outsource migration policy and  prevent migrants from arriving at EU borders in the first place.

  • How to lead Danes IV – Cultural Bypassing

    How to lead Danes IV – Cultural Bypassing

    Many of us Danes, despite being well-educated and well-travelled, often lack experience in navigating cultural differences at work. This can lead to ‘cultural bypassing’, where we believe we are at a level of enlightenment where we no longer are burdened by the risk of making cross-cultural mistakes. As their manager, you can help your Danish colleagues by acknowledging cultural differences in the workplace.

  • Denmark’s Climate Minister wants to expand green agriculture bill

    Denmark’s Climate Minister wants to expand green agriculture bill

    Legislation to cut the sector’s emissions could “kill two birds with one stone” if it also combats fertiliser run-off in Denmark’s marine environment, says Climate Minister Lars Aagard, marking a potential shift in the green negotiations.