Today’s front pages – Thursday, April 25

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

Government could end teacher conflict today

The government is expected to step in and end the teacher conflict today after a series of late meetings in Christiansborg last night, multiple media outlets are reporting. The government is under increasing pressure to help solve the teacher conflict which is in its fourth week. – Ekstra Bladet

25 hours of transparency

The new freedom of information act (offentlighedslov) proposal would allow the authorities to reject access to information requests if they would take more than 25 hours to process. The Justice Ministry argued that the time limit would “rarely apply to the media and to researchers”, and is geared more towards average citizens. – Jyllands-Posten

Greater Copenhagen leads the nation in false termination payoffs

The Greater Copenhagen Regional Council is miles ahead of the four other regional governments when it comes to termination payouts to people who are not actually being terminated. Since 2009, Greater Copenhagen regional government has paid out about 20 million kroner to people who have been re-hired, extended their contracts or continued in a similar position. – Politiken

Danes must work harder

Opposition parties Venstre, Konservative, and Liberal Alliance have pointed to a weak Danish work ethic as an explanation as to why workers from eastern Europe flock to Denmark to take low-paying jobs while 40,000 Danes receive cash benefits (kontanthjælp). The three opposition parties argued that the Danes force employers to hire workers from eastern Europe because they can’t find any Danes for the jobs. – Berlingske

Women find peace in meditation

Women are more likely turn to meditation as a way of finding peace, according to a new survey. The survey, complied by YouGov for the Centre for Church Research at the University of Copenhagen, showed that among 1,005 Danes between the ages of 18 and 74, ten percent of women had meditated within the past year, compared to just three percent of men. – Kristeligt-Dagblad

Jyske Bank takes finance authorities to court

Jyske Bank has taken financial supervisory authority Finanstilsynet to court in an effort to overturn a ruling that said the bank is unable to tend to its responsibilities because it sold bonds that lost customers 800 million kroner in total. – Børsen