Morning Briefing – Tuesday, June 11

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

Opposition open to paid education option

Opposition party Venstre (V) has suggested that university students may have to pay for their educations in the future. V argued that students would take their studies more seriously and finish them faster if they were footing the bill themselves. Venstre’s proposal recieved support from the other opposition parties and business association Dansk Industri. – Berlingske

Ombudsman preparing for new freedom of information act

Parliament’s ombudsman, Jørgen Steen Sørensen, has made his first comments on the revamped freedom of information act (offentlighedslov). Sørensen said his office will increase its efforts to make sure that the politicians live up to the law and that those in power should provide as much access to records as is possible. – Politiken

Public breastfeeding law proposed

Left-wing party Enhedslisten wants to make it illegal for cafes and restaurants to refuse service to breastfeeding women. The move comes after a decision last week by equal rights board Ligebehandlingsnævnet, which determined that a restaurant inside the Illum shopping centre was within its rights when it asked a woman who was breastfeeding her nine-month-old daughter to stop or leave. – DR News

Juvenile crime rates highest in capital

Young people in Copenhagen commit more crime than those who live in other Danish cities. A justice ministry report showed that while youth crime figures have dropped over the past six years, young people in Copenhagen still wind up outside the law more often than do their counterparts elsewhere in the country. The report was based on a survey of 1,674 school students. – TV2 News

Written exam grades dropping

The grades that many students receive on their written exam grades often cause a dip in their overall grade point average (GPA). Nationwide, GPAs over the past three years have averaged 6.7, while the average exam grade has been 6.0. Lack of parental help in preparing for the exams and greater safeguards against cheating were among the explanations given for the low test scores. – Jyllands-Posten

Changes at Brøndby

Struggling Brøndby IF football club said goodbye to coach Auri Skarbalius and named former under-19 national team coach Thomas Frank as his replacement yesterday. The move came after the club formed a new board. Along with the coaching change, the club also let go of their sporting director, Ole Bjur. His replacement has not yet been named. –