Today’s front pages – Tuesday, April 23

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

Danish anti-opium projects failing

Denmark has spent 40 million kroner on anti-opium projects in the Helmand district of Afghanistan, but the efforts seem to be for naught. A new report from UN’s anti-drug organisation, UNODC, showed that the areas used for growing poppy fields in Helmand have increased for the third year in a row – Politiken

Ending unemployment benefits making the jobless less picky

A clear majority of the job centre heads that Berlingske newspaper spoke to agreed that the unemployed are more prepared to travel further and accept a job outside their field. The change in behaviour is most likely down to people's fear of losing their unemployment benefits (dagpenge) after the benefits period was halved to two years. – Berlingske

Expensive train plan caters to few

The government’s high-profile 27.5 billion kroner train plan will only benefit a few thousand of the nation’s more than 100,000 daily rail travellers. In total, the new 'hour model', aimed at making the travel time between Denmark's largest cities no longer than an hour, will cater to just 4,190 additional travellers between the cities every day, according to new figures from the Traffic Ministry – Jyllands-Posten

Ministry takes time on churches

The Church Ministry has decided to monitor all of the personal registration duties in the country’s parishes to see how much money they can save locally. The church will time how long it takes for priests and other workers to register births, certificate of baptisms, name changes, marriage certificates and death certificates, among others. – Kristeligt-Dagblad

Cyberspies use Danish servers to steal data

Danish servers are being used as a way station in connection with IT-related industrial espionage, according to a report from the cyber security centre of military intelligence agency Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (FE). The report reveals that Chinese authorities have used Danish computers as a conduit to hack into other countries' IT systems. The report doesn't directly accuse China of misusing Danish computers, but indicates that traces of illegal activity have been found that indicate the computers have been used in attacks. – Ingeniøren

New ‘bigger boobs’ app causing stir

A free new phone app from Aleris-Hamlet Hospital that allows women to photograph their breasts and then see an enlarged version has attracted criticism. Birgit Petersson, a lecturer at the department of Medicinal Woman and Sexes Research at Copenhagen University, called the app “grotesque”. – metroXpress

  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.