Today’s front pages – Monday, April 8

April 8th, 2013

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

Odense and Aarhus get injection rooms

The government and Enhedslisten (EL) have combined forces to ensure that drug injection rooms will also be found in Odense and Aarhus, following their debut in Copenhagen. Some 17 million kroner has been set aside to ensure that Aarhus will have an injection room within a month and to make Odense’s injection room, which opened a month ago, permanent. It also means that Copenhagen’s injection room, which has saved 30 lives in the first six months of its existence, will be expanded so that users won’t have to wait in queues to get in. – metroXpress

Ministers mum about freedom of information

None of the 20 current and former ministers that Jyllands-Posten newspaper contacted about changes to the freedom of information act could answer why some ministerial communication should be kept in the dark. The changes would mean that the public will not have access to certain ministerial correspondences which, for example, would mean that the employment minister, Mette Frederiksen (Socialdemokraterne), would be able to withhold unemployment benefit figures from the public without being uncovered. – Jyllands-Posten

More teenage boys on steroids

The abuse of steroids is becoming more popular with teenage boys as young as 14, according to Anti Doping Danmark’s anonymous phone consultants, who speak with more and more kids that are on the bodybuilding drugs. The health minister, Astrid Krag (Socialistisk Folkeparti), called the news “shocking” and said that a campaign to inform young people of the consequences of steroid use was on its way. As is the case with mature abusers, young steroids users risk damaging their livers, kidneys, hearts, circulation, semen quality, and potency. Steroid use is also known to increase aggressiveness, and it can also stunt natural growth cycles. – Politiken

Parliament scraps traffic fund

Parliament has decided to scrap the 125 million kroner fund for an IT-based traffic control system, and will instead use the money for more traditional road improvements. Advocacy organisation ITS-Danmark called the decision “absurd” and said that parliament is not fully aware of the effectiveness of the IT additions. Parliament has ordered the national road authority, Vejdirektoratet, to co-operate with ITS-Danmark to analyse the effects of the investments that have been made since the 600 million kroner fund was established in 2009. – Ingeniøren


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