The unrest continues on the Ark

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Good morning, dear reader, and welcome to Berlingske’s overview of the most important stories of the day.

Here at Berlingske, we hope you have a lovely day this Saturday, when the sun might peek out from behind the gray clouds.

Today you can read about the case against Lars Findsen, female top managers, Russian espionage, problems at Arken and consent legislation.

So make yourself comfortable with a good cup of coffee. Happy reading!

Professionals fire back at the Minister of Justice

Eva Smith and Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen do not want to have it on them that they are spreading conspiracy theories.

That is what the newly appointed Minister of Justice, Mattias Tesfaye (S), said yesterday in a .

Eva Smith, who is professor emerita in criminal procedure at the University of Copenhagen, was very recently out with a harsh criticism of the handling of the case against Lars Findsen.

Here she wrote that Findsen must have a high-ranking enemy somewhere, since the case was handled as it is.

And also Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen, PET’s former operational chief, has recently criticized the handling of the case in Jyllands-Postenwhere he wrote that the case had ended in a pickle.

Now they are both coming back against the Minister of Justice.

Eva Smith thus believes that in her attack she made her reservations in her criticism of the case. And she has no more trust in the authorities now.

Also Bonnichsen – who emphasizes that, unlike the minister, he has 41 years of experience with investigations – still believes that the investigation should have been finished long ago.

You can read about the case in Berlingske.

Female CEOs are a rarity

It may not be new.

But it’s still wild – and perhaps the scale of the challenge is greater than you might think.

The number of female top managers in the largest Danish companies is very low.

Thus, there are just 76 female directors in the country’s 1,000 largest companies.

And it is also far too slow to get more women into director’s chairs.

According to Bjarke Oxlund from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen, this may be due, among other things, to the fact that women take 90 percent of maternity leave.

That is why he is in a positive mood towards earmarked maternity leave, which was introduced from the political side in August this year. And he expects that in the long run it will make a difference.

However, the low number of female top directors or the slow pace of getting more women into top positions does not make Business Minister Simon Kollerup (S) want to introduce quotas.

He maintains, on the other hand, that regulations on target figures – where companies must be more transparent about target figures and gender balance – are a better solution.

You can read much more in Berlingske.

Has Russia infiltrated the German ministries?

In Germany, two high-ranking officials are currently under suspicion of spying for Russia.

And while that sounds wild, it’s not something that surprises anyone.

Germany abounds with Russia-friendly profiles, right up to the ministries. It hasn’t been a problem in the past, but it is – of course, one is tempted to say – now.

And according to the deputy chairman of the intelligence services committee in the Bundestag, Roderich Kiesewetter, it is relatively easy to carry out espionage in Germany.

Germany has been too blue-eyed, he says.

Og det bakkes op af Stefan Meister, who he Rusland-ekspert hos tænketanken German Society for Foreign Policy.

He believes that Germany has been extremely naive in its approach to Russia.

This leads to even more hostile unrest in our neighboring country to the south.

And you can read much more here.

Million deficit threatens Arken

The unrest continues on the Ark.

This is reported by Børsen.

The art museum, which last year was hit by a string of accusations from employees about a toxic working environment, has also had problems on the board.

And now a million deficit is also looming.

Thus, the museum’s equity is negative with six million kroner, and if that erosion continues, it may become difficult to maintain the annual state subsidies of more than 30 million kroner.

But we return to the board.

According to Børsen, an evaluation from PwC has mentioned, among other things, that the board meetings are characterized by an atmosphere of mistrust and that among the board members there may be a lack of tolerance towards all members of the board.

However, the problems with the board had to be resolved.

This is the opinion of board chairman Eva Hofman-Bang, who is of the conviction that the board today is quite excellent.

You can read more about the whole affair in The stock exchange.

Consent legislation has spawned several judgments

This morning in Politiken you can read about the consent legislation.

Thus, far more rape convictions have been handed down after the consent legislation has become a reality. Between 2018 and 2021, the number of judgments was between 178 and 255 per year.

And here in the first half of 2022, 309 rape sentences have already been handed down.

Deputy public prosecutor Gyrithe Ulrich, who sat on the Ministry of Justice’s expert committee on consent, sees this as a positive development.

She believes, among other things, that it can be an expression of greater trust in the police and the judiciary.

On the other side are the defense lawyers.

And the chairman of the National Association of Defense Lawyers, Kristian Mølgaard, is concerned about whether the right people are being sentenced.

You can read much more about this case in The politics.

It happens today

Today there is a marathon reading in support of Salman Rushdie. Here, a number of Danes will read from The Satanic Verses.

The program starts at 9 o’clock.

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