Morning Briefing – Tuesday, June 4

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

Justice Ministry baffled by freedom of information act

The justice ministry have been unable to answer questions from parliament’s justice council (Folketingets Retsudvalg) about exactly how the proposed freedom of information act (offentlighedslov) will work. The ministry said that in three out of eight cases it was not possible to predict the consequences of the offentlighedslov, which is expected to be ratified sometime today. – Politiken

New government health initiatives

A growth plan containing 27 health sector initiatives will be unveiled by the government today. The initiatives are aimed at increasing exports and creating  jobs in the health field. The state will invest over 40 billion kroner in new hospitals over the next ten years. Private companies, working with public entities, will be encouraged to develop solutions for the hospitals. – Berlingske

DSB nemesis at it again

Italian train producer Ansaldobreda is at it again, this time in Belgium. The makers of the notorious IC4 trains that have caused state railway providers DSB so much grief – and money – have delivered yet another collection of trains loaded with errors and problems. Belgian rail operators, NMBS, have decided to move the brand new, but faulty, V250 speed trains directly to the scrapheap. – Ingeniøren

Former shipyard an industrial success

A.P. Møller-Mærsk’s shuttered shipyard may have produced its final ship back in 2012, but business is booming in the Lindø industrial park where the yard was located. Situated on Odense Fjord in Funen, the park has transformed itself into a busness hub with almost 60 tenants. Over 1,000 workers and customers enter the industrial area on a daily basis, generating billions of kroner to the hard-hit Funen economy. – Børsen

Danes vs WMDs

The Danish military intelligence agency Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (FE), in cooperation with other agencies, has helped hinder the spread of weapons of mass destruction, according to FE's own report. FE also said that they have registered both Danes and foreigners living in Denmark who have been involved with attempts to spread nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. – Jyllands-Posten
Read full story

Napster launches in Denmark

The famous file-sharing service Napster is now available in Denmark. Napster has launched their streaming service in 13 European countries in an attempt to gain a foothold on the continent. Danish users can sign up for a free 30-day trial period for Napster Unlimited. The service then costs 99 kroner a month, the same as as competitors Spotify and Wimp. – MetroXpress

No Danes left in French Open

The Danish contingency bid ‘au revoir' to Paris and the French Open after Frederik Løchte Nielsen and his doubles partner Grigor Dimitrov lost 3-6, 5-7 to the seventh seeds in the second round yesterday. Løchte Nielsen also bowed out of the mixed doubles in the last 16 on Sunday, while Caroline Woznaicki crashed out of the second round last week. –

  • 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.