A question from an English journalist received a “brutal” answer in return from the Danish goalkeeper: “Have you ever won?”

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Good morning and welcome to today’s overview.

Tonight awaits today’s European Championship semi-final brawl between Denmark and England, and this afternoon Mont Ventoux twice awaits the cyclists in the Tour de France, but not everything is sport, and today’s news overflow also passes something completely different.

If you are more into listening through today’s overview, you can instead listen to Morgenposten – Berlingske’s news overview – right here:

The State Department passed on the name of whistleblowers

It is impossible to review today’s news picture without getting past the upcoming European Championship semi-final, and of course we will probably have to do the same, but we will start with something completely different.

For can today tell that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a concrete process has passed on the name of a whistleblower to the person who the whistleblower reported in the ministry’s whistleblower system. An extradition that led to the whistleblower receiving calls and angry messages from the reporter.

“For me, this is a huge breach of trust on the part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and goes against the very purpose of having a confidential whistleblower scheme,” the whistleblower, Martin Jacobsen, subsequently wrote to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

But the response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was that the case was handled as it should. And the disclosure of the complainant’s name is in line with the guidance on whistleblowing, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formulated, and which leans on a guide from the Ministry of Justice.

Read the full story here.

“It’s very much like a special adviser ‘

We move on to Jyllands-Posten, for a job posting has captured the interest of the newspaper – and several parties.

The Ministry of Culture is looking for someone who, according to the job advertisement, will advise Minister of Culture Joy Mogensen (S) on her “positioning” in specific cases, further develop and implement the “Minister’s 4-year plan” and ensure that political processes, communication, etc. being thought of together ‘for the benefit of the Minister’.

Unlike the so-called special advisers who follow their minister and whose employment stops when elections are called, the ministries’ officials are party-politically neutral, and therefore the job advertisement attracts attention.

As Professor Emeritus Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen from Aarhus University tells the newspaper:

“It looks very much like a special adviser, that is, a political official.”

And the case has therefore also got the opposition on its toes.

Read more her.

Today’s vaccine news

We slip over in Politics.

Because as the newspaper writes, there was both bad and good news from the Israeli Ministry of Health on Monday.

This is about the effectiveness of Pfizer vaccines against the delta variant of covid-19, because on the one hand it suggests that the vaccines are not as effective in protecting vaccinated people against infection with the virus, but on the other hand that they in turn continues to protect very well against serious illness, hospitalization and death.

For the latter reason, Søren Riis Paludan, professor of virology at Aarhus University, is not so worried about the new Israeli data.

“We have always known that some vaccinated people could be infected and continue to be infected. And that a few would develop the disease covid-19. “Now the Israeli data show that vaccinated people have a slightly higher risk of getting sick from Delta compared to the previous variants, but that is not alarming, because they still have almost the same protection against hospitalization,” he says.

Read more her.

Berlingske has spoken to another virologist, Allan Randrup Thomsen from the University of Copenhagen.

»Vaccines are not black and white. There are degrees of immunity. We will work with them in the future, “he says to the newspaper and calls it” very likely that, for example, the elderly will have to be vaccinated faster again after other bites than the average population “.

Read the interview with Randrup Thomsen here.

Below you can also study yesterday’s key figures for the corona situation in Denmark:


Now it must also be time to warm up a bit for the semi-final brag at Wembley tonight.

And who is better at it than Berlingske’s correspondent in Britain, Poul Høi?

In today’s newspaper, he thus tries to explain, “why so many non-Danes on Wednesday want to shout, shout and stomp for Denmark”, as he writes:

“The reason has nothing to do with football, it has nothing to do with the individual English footballers and not at all their coach, but it has something to do with England. A victory for England will be intolerable because the English cannot stand it. “

Many English supporters suffer from a “Daily Mail syndrome”.

You can find out what it is about here.

But we stay with the subject, because before the semi-final, the English football fans have repeatedly said that the European Championship will now be “home” to the country where the sport had its roots.

And at a press conference yesterday, the Danish national team was therefore confronted by an English journalist that they might stand in the way of the championship’s return:

“What will it mean for you to prevent it from ‘coming home’,” the journalist wanted to know.

And got according to the English tabloid newspaper The Sun a “brutal” response from the Danish national team’s goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel. He chose to ask the journalist a counter-question.

“Has it ever been home? I do not know… have you ever won it? ”Asked Schmeichel, who probably knows very well that England – unlike Denmark and Schmeichel’s own father, Peter Schmeichel – have never won the European Championship in football.

“In 1966 it was at home,” the journalist then tried, referring to England’s victory at the World Cup 55 years ago.

“But wasn’t it for the World Cup?” Schmeichel said with a smile, while teammate Pierre-Emile Højbjerg sat and had fun next to him.

The session was shared widely on social media yesterday.

Now let’s just hope we’re still the ones laughing in the end.

The match starts tonight at 21.00 Danish time.

Today’s fascinating story

… We find on Berlingske’s Business pages that roll out the story of how the small Danish biotech company Orphazyme in June suddenly became the eighth most debated share in the US, and on June 10, its value increased by more than 300 percent.

However, not everyone with an interest in the stock was aware of what Orphazyme is working on. Some debaters thus believed that the Danish company was on its way with a new pioneering vaccine against coronavirus. However, the company has never worked on or had any plans to embark on it.

“It’s quite entertaining to read the many posts, but the participants’ analytical sense must almost be considered non-existent,” says Caspar Rose, PhD, external lecturer at CBS and lawyer.

He believes that the process should give rise to “concern and reflection” at the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Read the reasoning here.

It’s happening today

21.00: European Football Championship: England-Denmark semi-final at Wembley in London.

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