Thursday, June 23, 2011

Radio Prague Today 6.23.2011

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Caritas providing all-round assistance in Uganda

The Prague branch of the Christian charity Caritas is involved in aid and development projects in many parts of the world, among them India, Zambia, Congo and Uganda. Its work in Uganda, east Africa, spans a decade and involves a broad range of activities. Petra Matulova, Caritas development centre director, explains how one form of assistance led to another.

Czech, British leaders discuss Greek vows ahead of European Council

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Prague on Thursday for a brief working visit. Mr Cameron met with the Czech head of government, Petr Nečas, to discuss their countries' positions on a planned new bailout for Greece, ahead of a key EU summit in Brussels. Both leaders agreed that the planned rescue package should be put together by members of the eurozone, rather than the whole of the EU.

UN to Czech Republic: find alternatives to institutional care for children

The Czech Republic has once again come under fire for failing to adequately protect child rights. In its latest report the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child criticized the high number of institutionalized children in the country saying the authorities had done little to resolve this chronic problem. It also recommended that the country close its network of baby boxes –safe and anonymous hospital facilities for leaving unwanted children - which it claims violate several provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.