Morning Briefing – Monday, June 3

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

Concern over atomic weapons

The foreign minister, Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti), expressed his satisfaction with a new report indicating that ten percent of the world’s atomic weapons were dismantled last year, but said he was concerned countries like North Korea and Pakistan continue to increase their stockpiles. An expert from the Danish Institute of International Studies said the threat of atomic war is as great today as it was during the Cold War. – Jyllands-Posten

Budget pilots threaten SAS

Scandinavian Airlines has come under threat from the increasing trend amongst competitors to hire pilots and cabin staff at lower wages from temping agencies. Hiring from the agencies saves SAS’s rivals hundreds of millions of kroner in expenses and could push the pan-Scandinavian airline into another dramatic savings plan, as was the case late last year. – DR News

Dong takes the expensive approach

State-owned energy provider Dong Energy has decided to expand its Hejre oil field in the North Sea using an approach that could wind up costing 4 billion kroner more than necessary. Correspondence between Dong, Maersk Oil and Energistyrelsen, the national energy authority, and obtained by Børsen newspaper showed that instead of building its own 12.1 billion-kroner platform, Dong could have shared a platform with Maersk Oil. – Børsen

Educational inequality increasing

Despite the government’s best efforts to reduce inequality, the reverse seems to be taking place in education. The latest statistical compilation from Danmarks Statistik showed that 48 percent of those born in 1988 to parents who had not completed secondary school have themselves not completed a secondary education. That’s seven percent worse than in 2004. – Information

Politics isn't alright

Young Danes are among the least interested in political careers, according to the EU report 'European Youth: Participation in Democratic Life'. The findings showed that just one in every eight Danes between the age of 15 and 30 was interested in becoming a politician. Only the Hungarians and Maltese showed less interest. – Ugebrevet A4
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State’s lawyers enjoyed princely raises

While most of the rest of the country continues to struggle during the recession, 20 senior partners from Poul Schmith, the private law firm that represents the state, each enjoyed considerable pay raises of about seven million kroner on average. That’s one million more than in 2011 and makes them top earners in the business, despite the firm’s pledge to give the state a rebate of 33 percent. – Politiken

Krohn-Dehli helps keep Celta Vigo up

Michael Krohn-Dehli and Celta Vigo managed to avoid relegation in an action-packed final day of the Primera season in Spain. The former Brøndby midfielder's club beat Espanyol 1-0, leap-frogging Deportivo La Coruna, who lost at home to Real Sociedad and dropped the Galicians into the second division along with Mallorca and Zaragoza. –