Today’s front pages – Thursday, April 11

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

Denmark expects billions from tax havens

The tax minister, Holger K Nielsen (Socialistisk Folkeparti), wants to go after Danes who have assets in tax havens. Nielsen said that he expected new money-gathering initiatives to be put in place, including the sharing of more bank details within the EU, which could end up saving the Danish state billions of kroner. According to the EU Commission, tax cheaters cost the European coffers about 7.5 trillion kroner a year. – Politiken

Less single children, more step kids

The increasing number of mixed families means that there are fewer single children who grow up alone with two parents’ attention. Through just one generation, the number of Danish children who have grown up alone with both of their parents has halved, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark. The figures showed that since 1980 the number of single children has fallen from nine percent to five percent, while the number of step siblings has shot up from 13 percent to 36 percent. – Kristeligt-Dagblad

SF on collision course with the government

With party head Annette Vilhelmsen leading the way, government coalition party Socialistisk Folkeparti has now said that it opposes central aspects of the government’s politics. In a summary of the past year, SF members said that they “are not pleased” about the proposed corporate tax cuts, that “not everything” in the unemployment benefit reform (kontanthjælpsreform) represents SF's policies, and that Denmark should join the 11 EU countries that are looking to tax financial transactions. Vilhelmsen went on to say that the latest government proposal includes “very good, less good and very poor elements". – Jyllands-Posten

Venstre used private emails in tax case

Former tax minister, Troels Lund Poulsen (Venstre), was informed by a party colleague about Stephen Kinnock and Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s personal tax audit . The email contradicts Venstre’s explanations to the so-called 'Taxgate Commission' that the party in no way was involved with, or interested in, Taxgate. Additionally, the use of private email addresses could suggest that the party purposely tried to avoid attention from the public. It is not illegal to use private emails for government business, but usually politicians communicate through official channels, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Copenhagen said. – Berlingske