Morning Briefing – Tuesday, June 25

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

Consumer authority wants to cut bank fees

Consumer watchdog Forbrugerrådet wants to axe the fees banks charge for investment consulting. Forbrugerrådet argued the fees limit competition and cost private investors about four billion kroner a year. In the UK and the Netherlands, banking fees from investment are already illegal. – Børsen

Concern over oil spill preparedness

Experts have blasted Denmark’s ability to handle a large-scale oil spill in Greenland after a response plan for test drilling in 2014 showed environmental response efforts could clear 5,000 tonnes of raw oil a day. One of Denmark’s leading experts on the issue, Kai Sørensen, contended that oil spills during test drillings are particularly potent and can easily reach up to 30,000 tonnes of oil a day. – MetroXpress

Company hiring Aspergers sufferers

The Danish firm Specialisterne is generating global interest for hiring people with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism. The organisation’s goal is to get jobs for at least one million people with Aspergers within the next 20 years. Specialisterne co-operates globally with several global companies, including Nokia, Microsoft and Oracle. – Kristeligt-Dagblad

Pfizer linked to fraudulent doctor

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has joined the ranks of firms that have transferred kroner to the bank account of suspended doctor Peer Grande. Rigshospitalet suspended the 62-year-old Grande and reported him to the police for embezzling external research funds. Pfizer is reported to have transferred 1.5 million kroner to Grande's account. – Jyllands-Posten

Audit office to look into solar-panel scandal

The national audit office, Rigsrevisionen, has been asked to investigate allegations of misdoing involving costly loopholes in recently passed solar-panel legislation. Parliament's auditing group, Statsrevisorerne, wants Rigsrevisionen to look into the role of the climate minister in the matter and will meet on August 21, if not before, to discuss their options. – Berlingske

Celebrity chef’s horse decapitated

Police in northern Zealand have arrested three people and charged them with mistreatment of a Shetland pony that was found decapitated and disembowelled on a beach in the coastal village of Tisvildeleje on Saturday. The head of the horse was found in the garden of celebrity chef and author Camilla Plum, who confirmed that she also owned the horse. – Ekstra Bladet

Wozniacki off to strong start

Caroline Wozniacki opened up her Wimbledon campaign with a quick and easy 6-0, 6-2 win over Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first round. The ninth-seeded Dane dominated from start to finish against the Spanish underdog, who is ranked 101 in the world. Wozniacki will Czech player Petra Cetkovska, ranked 196 in the world, in the second round tomorrow. – Sporten.dk