Morning Briefing – Thursday, May 30

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

Somali asylum seekers face forced deportation

Immigration officials have decided that the safety situation in Somalia has improved to the point where asylum seekers from that country will not automatically be granted refugee status. The justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne), said the decision meant Somalis who are denied refugee status can be forcibly repatriated if they choose not to return voluntarily. – Information

More female managers

The number of female managers in the public sector has risen considerably over the last few years. A recent report from Djøf, a professional association for lawyers and economists, found that 43 percent of managers at the local and regional level were women, compared with just 32 percent in 2007. The number of private sector female managers also rose during the period, but at a slower rate, from 28 percent to 33 percent. – Politiken

Doctors failing the chronically ill

One in four doctors fails to meet the requirements for registering people with searious health problems such as diabetes, heart problems or depression, a recent report concludes. According to Lungeforeningen, the Danish lung association, not registering patients correctly could lead to inadequate care for serious illnesses. – Jyllands-Posten

Roads damaged by long winter

The country's roads are in need of a billion-kroner makeover after the long winter this year, according to KL, which represents the nation's local councils. The total bill for a renovation of the nearly 70,000 kilometres of public roads in Denmark could be as high 20 billion kroner. Rudersdal Council, north of Copenhagen, was found to have the country's worst roads. – Ingeniøren

Inheritance rules "threaten jobs"

Owners of family-owned businesses are warning that the current rules for transfer of ownership between generations result in a costly process that could wind up costing jobs. The owners also point out that rules for gradual take-overs threatens jobs a time when lawmakers are looking for ways to fight unemployment. – Børsen

Woz bids adieu to French Open

Caroline Wozniacki continued her continues to struggle to find her form after losing 6-7, 3-6 to the 47-ranked Serb, Bojana Jovanovski, in the second round of the French Open. Wozniacki, the tournament's tenth-seed, battled hard at times, but could not move on in a bid to win her first Grand Slam tournament. –