Today’s front pages – Monday, March 11

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Enhedslisten threatens government

Left-wing support party Enhedslisten (EL) has added fuel to a parliamentary conflict that could force PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokrarterne) to call for elections this summer. Enhedslisten’s leadership decided this weekend that they would vote against an agreement with the councils concerning next year’s budget, which is a major aspect of the government’s growth bill. The government requires a majority of support for their annual council agreements, which are scheduled to be voted on in parliament this June. A failure to do so would mean that the government must resign. – Jyllands-Posten

Baun finishes on top

Denmark’s top badminton player, Tine Baun, ended her career in style by winning the All England singles in Birmingham over the weekend. The 33-year-old Baun beat the young Thai prodigy Intanon Ratchanok in three sets, 21-14, 16-21, 21-10 to take the All England title for the third time in her career. Currently ranked seventh in the world, Baun’s impressive career included titles at the Malaysia Open, Japan Open, Singapore Open, Korea Open, Denmark Open, two European Championships and ten straight Danish Championships stretching from 2004 to 2013. – Ekstra Bladet

Councils invest differently in sport

How much money individual councils in Denmark choose to invest in sport differs considerably, according to new statistics. The figures from Statistics Denmark show that six councils have invested more than 1,500 kroner per citizen, while in seven other councils that figure is below 500 kroner per citizen. Herlev Council invests the most in the nation at 1,976 kroner per citizen, while the average is at 852 kroner per citizen. – Politiken

Historical compensation in Misoprostol case

The patient insurance association, Patientforsikringen, which decides compensation claims for patients injured by their medical treatment, has for the first time awarded compensation for damages sustained during child birth using the stimulator Misoprostol. Three-year-old Filippa Mikkelsen was awarded a significant compensation for the damages she sustained during her birth at Gentofte Hospital in 2009.  Her mother, Stine, was given Misoprostol and the drug burst her uterus, nearly killing both mother and child and leading to handicaps for Filippa. – Berlingske