Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Radio Prague Today 12.13.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

The bombing of Prague from a new perspective

For all the suffering that Bohemia and Moravia endured during WWII, relatively little of the damage was physical. Prague escaped the terrible bombing that left so many of the ancient cities of Europe wasted. There were incidents, however - two in particular in the last year of the war that brought large-scale destruction and great loss of life.

PM Nečas hints Czechs might stay out of EU's effort to save the euro

The EU's plan to save the euro has in recent days divided the Czech political scene. While the fiercely eurosceptic President Václav Klaus said the country should stay out of the planned loan to the IMF, Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg noted the Czech Republic would have little choice but to approve it. On Tuesday, Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas came out to clarify the government's position – and hinted that if it were up to him, the government would say no.

Injured Libyans to receive treatment in Prague hospitals

A Czech military plane brought five injured Libyans to Prague for treatment on Monday night. All are in need of surgery which overcrowded hospitals in their homeland are unable to provide. An appeal from Libya for European countries to help treat their wounded has led to the Czech government extending its Medevac aid programme for children to adults with serious medical problems.