Morning Briefing – Tuesday, June 18

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


Hundreds of breastfeeding women gathered on Rådhuspladsen square in Copenhagen yesterday to show what they feel is their right to breastfeed in a public space. The debate of public breastfeeding has intensified in recent weeks after the equality commission ruled that a café owner was within his rights to ask a woman to leave because she was breastfeeding. – Kristeligt Dagblad

Substitute teachers under qualified

By the time the average student finishes school, substitutes will have accounted for almost one year of their total education. Over half of those substitutes have no teaching education, according to a new report. The report, compiled by the Education Ministry, showed that substitute teachers accounted for eight percent of total teaching in 2011. – Politiken

The course of young love often blocked by parents

Nearly one third of young minority women believe that their parents would not allow them to have a boyfriend. According to a new study by the Social and Integration Ministry, 28 percent of young women and 12 percent of young men with non-western backgrounds experience that they are not permitted a girlfriend/boyfriend before marriage. – Jyllands-Posten

DI overstated climate costs

When industry advocates Dansk Industri (DI) and its European partners convinced a narrow majority of the EU parliament to vote against EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard’s (Konservative) climate plans, they may have fudged the numbers. Some now refute DI's claims that jobs would be lost due to the climate plan's estimated 300-million kroner increase of expenses for businesses. – Berlingske

Rapist avoids deportation

The 18-year-old Somali man who raped a ten-year-old girl in November 2011 had his deportation sentence reduced to a suspended sentence yesterday. The young man, who committed a number of sex crimes in Herning, Jutland will serve his six-year-prison sentence but can remain in the country if he doesn’t commit a crime within two years of his release. – Ekstra Bladet

Pesticide ban leads to use of more pesticides

Farmers will likely increase their use of other pesticides when the bee-killing neonikotinoid pesticides are banned on December 1. Instead of the neonikotinoids, farmers are expected to turn to insecticides called pyrethroides which function as a nerve poison and are highly poisonous to organisms living in the waterways. – Ingeniøren

Tomasson secures first head coaching position

Former national team striker Jon Dahl Tomasson has secured his first head coaching job at the Dutch club Excelsior. Tomasson, 36, accepted a two-year contract with the club where he had been assistant coach last season. Excelsior finished in a disappointing 16th place last year in the second-tier Jupiler League. – Tipsbladet