Today’s front pages – Wednesday, April 17

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

Thousands of adults affected by lockout

It’s not just the nation’s school children who are affected by the continuing lockout. According to the Education Ministry, the lockout has hit an additional 181,000 adults and young people who are taking an education. Some 23,000 adults from the adult-education system AVU are among those affected and will, like many upper-secondary students, have a tough time taking a graduation exam. – Politiken

More protests against freedom of information act

Support for the embattled new freedom of information act proposal, offentlighedslov, looks to be waning even further. All the government coalition parties – Socialdemokraterne, Socialistisk Folkeparti and Radikale – have had members publicly criticise the law proposal, saying it would make political decisions less transparent for the public. The law is currently being discussed in parliament. – Jyllands-Posten

Denmark heading towards EU conflict

The government is reducing its economic expectations so much that Denmark could come in conflict with European Union regulations. The government is expected to downgrade growth expectations for this year by between 0.50 and 0.75 percent, which will push them dangerously close to EU’s maximum deficit limit. In 2010, Denmark was warned by EU to reduce its high deficit by 1.5 percent leading up to 2013. – Berlingske

More arrests in gang war

Police arrested a dozen gang members and associates in Gladsaxe on Tuesday night for weapons violations. The police action occurred just before 7:30pm and a judge will now decide what is to become of the arrestees. Since the gang war in the Greater Copenhagen Region started in January, at least three people have been killed and dozens have been injured. – Ekstra Bladet

Footballer sacked for faking signature

Football player Christopher Poulsen from Superliga strugglers Silkeborg was fired yesterday for faking the signature of the club’s financial director, Christian Christiansen. It had been speculated that the club had sacked the veteran for violence or even match fixing, but the club’s director, Kent Madsen, denied those allegations while admitting that Poulsen was fired was due to a non-sporting conflict. Silkeborg currently sit at rock bottom in the Superliga. –