Morning Briefing – Monday, May 6

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish press is reporting

Lions roar back to title

FC Copenhagen are Danish Superliga champions for the tenth time after managing a 0-0 draw away against arch rivals Brøndby on Sunday evening. The emphatic title win – wrapped up with three rounds remaining – means that the Lions will be guaranteed a spot in the Champions League next season. – metroXpress

Museums to be protected

Museums and conservatories have joined forces to create a Danish department of the international organisation Blue Shield in a bid to protect the nation's culture legacy from damages caused by fires and other accidents. The move comes just a week after Frihedsmuseet was heavily damaged by an arson fire. – Politiken

Banks charging fees for self-service

Despite banking customers following the wishes of banks and using self-service initiatives like online banking and ATMs, most banks still charge fees for their products. A new analysis from showed that only ten banks nationwide don’t charge fees for delivering debit cards or opening an account. Danske Bank and Nordea are not among them. – Berlingske

Unions: Cut down unemployment benefits period

The leadership of a number of unions is ready to reduce the unemployment benefit (dagpenge) period even further than it is now if the time required to enter the dagpenge system is lowered. Unionists argued that the time required to gain the right to receive dagpenge should be reduced from 52 weeks to just 13 weeks. – Jyllands-Posten

Wind turbine industry with wind at its back

The wind turbine industry looks to be inching out of a five-year crisis period and is beginning to experience new growth and expanded hiring, according to a Børsen newspaper report. Fifty-one industry leaders were asked about the future and 70 percent of them indicated that they had a positive outlook. – Børsen

New law killing the solar panel industry

After six months of a new law regarding the financial support of solar panels, just ten people nationwide have applied for new solar panels. In comparison, more than 50,000 panels were obtained in the last six months under the previous law. The new law has yet to be approved by the EU. – Ingeniøren

Teenager shot and killed

A 17-year-old boy has died after being shot twice in the head on Sunday night in the troubled Copenhagen suburb of Tingbjerg. The police were informed about the shooting around 9:30pm and although a massive police force has responded to the shooting, no-one has been detained or arrested as of this morning. – DR News

  • 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.