Cabinet Reshuffle in Denmark

Published December 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Danish Prime Minister carried out a mini cabinet reshuffle Thursday naming Finance Minister Mogens Nykketoft to the post of foreign minister. 

He replaces Niels Helveg Petersen who announced Wednesday he was resigning the post after almost eight years. Petersen said he could no longer support Denmark's ambivalence in committing to the European Union, notably on defense and monetary union. 

Trade and Industry Minister Pia Gjellerup will take over the finance portfolio. 

Cooperation Minister Jan Troejborg was named defence minister, replacing Hans Hekkerup who was recently appointed the United Nations new Kosovo administrator -- COPENHAGEN (AFP) 



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