Today’s front pages – Thursday, April 18

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

Agriculture cashing in on eastern Europe

The Danish agricultural industry may be struggling domestically but the biggest farming company in Denmark, Polen Invest, has set profit records through its investments in Poland and Ukraine. In 2012, the company enjoyed profits of 250 million kroner before tax, an 80 percent increase on the year before. Polen Invest was established in 1994 and is owned by about 90 Danish farmers who have invested a total of 100 million kroner in the company. – Børsen

State auditor attacks 'super hospitals'

Peder Larsen (Socialistisk Folkeparti), the head of state auditors Statsrevisorerne, believes that councils are making a mistake by simultaneously building a number of ‘super hospitals’. Larsen argued that way too much money can be wasted on making the same mistakes during the construction process. He said that some of the hospitals' building plans should have been shelved until further down the road. Six areas of the nation have decided to build 'super hospitals' at a total cost of 28 billion kroner. The new facilities are expected to be finished in the between 2018-2021. – Jyllands-Posten

Interpreter for Danish NGO on Taleban death list

Abdullah Behzad, a 29-year-old Afghan interpreter who worked for three years as an interpreter and information employee for the Danish NGO DACAAR, has been forced to flee Afghanistan after receiving death threats from the Taleban. Now Behzad wants Denmark to help his family in a case that highlights the ongoing debate on granting Afghan interpreters asylum in Denmark. The defence minister, Nick Hækkerup (Socialdemokraterne), said that the Danish government will initially look to help eight military interpreters from the Helmand district. – Information

Hotel set to become Denmark’s tallest building

The 26-story Radisson Blu Hotel situated on Amager Boulevard in Copenhagen is to be expanded with ten additional stories, which will make it the tallest building in Denmark at 136 metres. But before construction can start, Norwegian owners Wenaasgruppe must investigate whether the 41-year old building is strong enough to sustain the add-on. The additional ten stories will increase the number of rooms in the hotel from 544 to 804. Herlev Hospital is currently Denmark’s tallest building at 120 metres. – Ingeniøren