Morning Briefing – Wednesday, May 1

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

Frederiksen could be next S leader

Socialdemokraterne may be suffering from their lowest popularity ever, but Mette Frederiksen can bask in the glory of knowing that she has the support of voters and party colleagues. A survey by Megafon for Politiken newspaper showed that Frederiksen, the employment minister, is miles ahead of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and other party colleagues in popularity ratings. – Politiken

Loads of jobs in Copenhagen

An analysis by consultancy firm MPloy showed that 220,000 positions are filled every year within 25 kilometres of Copenhagen, an average of about three job openings for every unemployed Copenhagener in every sector, aside from agriculture. But only one sixth of the available jobs are visible to the public, while the rest are filled mostly via networks. – Berlingske

Union struggling within inner turmoil

The leadership of Denmark’s biggest union, 3F, has been challenged by one of the union’s subordinate groups, Transportgruppen (Transport Group), where Jan Villardsen is head of nearly 60,000 3F members. It is the first time in 18 years that current head of 3F, Poul Erik Skov Christensen has been challenged. – Jyllands-Posten

Unions: Jobs will come from private sector

A number of union heads have called for a creation of more jobs in the private sector in order to push Denmark out of the current crisis. LO union's deputy head, Lizette Risgaard, told Børsen newspaper that a continuation of the welfare state hinges on the private sector. She said she was pleased with the government’s growth package. – Børsen

Brøndby finally looks to be saved

Brøndby football club looks to be saved for now after a considerable number of investors teamed up and scraped together 108.4 million kroner in share purchases. The club's current deputy chairman, Benny Winther, was the biggest contributor, purchasing eight percent of the stocks. – metroXpress

Thor’s saviour faces prison time

The policeman from Nordsjælland who in January freed the doomed dog Thor from an animal shelter faces prison time for his actions. The prosecutors said that Lars Bo Lomholt abused his position of power and falsified documents when he freed Thor from the animal shelter in Hillerød. Thor had been sentenced to death for biting another dog. His whereabouts continue to be unknown after Lomholt sprung him from the shelter. –TV2 News