Monday, February 20, 2012

Radio Prague Today 2.20.2012

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Jan Kaplan: Operation Anthropoid more appreciated as years go by

As part of an exhibition linked to the 70th anniversary of the Lidice massacre in June, Prague's Dox Centre for Contemporary Art is currently hosting a video installation by the London-based Czech documentary maker and editor Jan Kaplan entitled 10:35. The name refers to the time of day that the operation to assassinate the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia – which preceded the Lidice atrocity – reached its climax in a Prague suburb on May 27, 1942. The UK-based Czechoslovak paratroopers who carried out the attack later met their deaths in a church in the city.

Prague and London launch initiative to deepen common European market

The Czech Republic and Britain, who both decided to stay out of the EU's fiscal discipline pact, are preparing to launch an initiative of their own: one aimed at deepening the common market. Prague says that this is the real key to economic growth at a time when the alliance needs to boost its flagging economy.

Sports News 20.2.2012

In this weeks sports news, spectator scuffles stop play in a weekend Gambrinus Liga match; Czech long-distance speed-skater Martina Sáblíková wins silver in Moscow; the Czech paralympic movement settles a long-running internal dispute and ice-hockey sensation Jaromír Jágr's many millions.