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THE SHADOW Cabinet meets tomorrow to decide how Labour MPs should vote at the end of next week's paving debate reintroducing the Maastricht treaty Bill to the Commons for its third reading. Yesterday the party's foreign affairs spokesman, Dr Jack Cunningham, suggested that Labour should vote against the Government. He drew a distinction between the motion, a primarily technical measure, and the party's position on the treaty, which it supports with the proviso that Britain's opt-out on the social chapter and monetary union should be renounced. Dr Cunningham also reiterated Labour's view that the Bill should not go back to the Commons while the position of the Danes, who rejected the treaty in a referendum last summer, remains unclear.

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Danes shift

Copenhagen (AFP) - A slim majority of Danes - 55 per cent - would support European union in a new referendum if Denmark were given special status, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday in the conservative Jyllands-Posten daily.

Danish MPs demand new treaty

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A majority of the Danish parliament said yesterday that the Maastricht treaty would have to be renegotiated and re-ratified by other countries to include important changes sought by Denmark.

Letter: Democratic decisions

Sir: Could someone please explain why the democracies of Denmark, Eire and France merit a referendum while that of Britain does not. Does this Government not trust the electorate to make the 'right' decision, or is their decision considered to be irrelevant?

PROMS / Notices : Danish National Radio SO / Kitaenko - Royal Albert Hall / Radio 3

Day or night, sun or moon, a fair, faithful bride or the dark, enticing Elf-King's daughter? What a choice for poor Lord Oluf. How could any warm-blooded 19th-century composer fail to sympathise? For their Friday Prom, Dmitri Kitaenko and the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra brought a setting of the story by Niels Gade, widely labelled as the father of Danish classical music, but rarely heard outside his own land. The Elf-King's Daughter has its sweet, gently colourful moments (and soprano Inge Nielsen certainly helped warm them to life) but the lack of pace becomes increasingly problematic as the grisly denouement approaches. One can't help wishing that the Mendelssohn of Die erste Walpurgisnacht had been around to offer a little advice.

Blow for Danes

COPENHAGEN (Reuter) - The Danish Agriculture Minister, Laurits Toernaes, expressed concern yesterday that beef exports could be hurt following the diagnosis of Denmark's first case of 'mad cow' disease - bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Olympics 1992 Wednesday 5 August: New Age: Rob Denmark - 5000 metres: Round 1 8.55pm

'They don't give us a chance,' says Rob Denmark of the critics bemoaning a drop in British endurance running standards. Denmark has a chance to prove the detractors wrong in Barcelona, as one of a British trio that has produced world-ranking times this season. 'It has brought me on to another level,' says Denmark of the new domestic rivalry.

Letter: Shrewd Danes still hold back European tide

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