This summer has been the fifth hottest in the Klementinum in Prague since 1775

Time This summer has been the fifth hottest in the Klementinum in Prague since 1775

This year’s summer, as measured at the Klementinum in Prague, was the fifth hottest since 1775, when record keeping began at the Czech Republic’s oldest weather station. The average temperature from early June to late August reached 22.2 degrees Celsius, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). The meteorological autumn started today and will last until the end of November. This summer’s average temperature in Clementine was 1.5 degrees above the normal used by meteorologists based on data from 1991 to 2020. The deviation from the long-term average from 1775 to 2014 was plus 3.2 degrees Celsius. “This summer ranked fifth in average temperature among the 248 summers since 1775, making it one of the hottest 2% of summers in this period,” the meteorologists said.

The hottest summer since 1775 was in 2019 with an average temperature of 22.9 degrees, followed by 2018, 2003, 2015 and 2022. On the contrary, the coldest summer was in 1844 with an average temperature of 16.4 degrees. June this year, with an average temperature of 22.3 degrees Celsius, became the fifth hottest month in 248 years. July was slightly cooler, the monthly temperature averaged 22 degrees, but it was still among the 10% hottest July months on record so far. August 2022 was ranked eighth in the historical table.

Transit Hours are back to normal

From today, the timetables of Prague Integrated Transport (PID), which includes buses, trams and the metro, will return to what they were before the summer holidays. In addition to shortening interval times, school lines and school connections on suburban lines are being renewed. At the same time, permanent changes are being made to some PID bus lines, especially in the Central Bohemian region. In Prague, as far as permanent changes are concerned, these are only minor changes, the most significant of which is the extension of night service in the Zbraslav region. Three new school lines were also introduced. A detailed overview of the changes is here.

Education Prime Minister welcomes first year students

Prime Minister Petr Fiala today started the school year at the Májová primary school in Ostrov in Karlovy Vary. He wanted first-year students to enjoy learning and getting to know each other. More than 500 students attend the school in the town of 16,000 and about 50 children have entered the first grades. The first year students and their parents were welcomed by Fiala together with the school management. “It’s a big day for you, a big change in your life,” Prime Minister Fiala said. He then asked the students if they were looking forward to going to school, most answered in the affirmative. “I hope that you will learn in school to learn, to know and to discover new information, and that you will enjoy it. School should lead to this,” Fiala said.

Policy Miloslav Stašek becomes the new ambassador to the United States

Former State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Miloslav Stašek, is now Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. He replaces Hynek Kmoníček, who will become ambassador to Vietnam. Stašek was appointed by the previous government of Andrej Babiš. He was appointed Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 2017. Previously, he served as Ambassador to Egypt and India. Kmoníček had served as Ambassador to the United States since March 2017. Former Ambassador to Zambia Radek Rubeš will become State Secretary of the Czech Foreign Ministry.

Economy Govt. creates a post of Resilience Commissioner

The Czech government has appointed the former head of the CzechInvest agency, Tomáš Hruda, as its commissioner for building resilience and economic modernization, who will be responsible for tapping into European funds, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said during a meeting. ‘a press conference. European Affairs Minister Mikuláš Bek said the commissioner’s first task would be to improve the possibility for the state to get a favorable loan from the EU. The loan opportunity is part of the extraordinary European funds that have been created to help the economies of Member States affected by the Covid epidemic or the impacts of the war in Ukraine.

Debt The second round of the Summer of Grace begins

The second round of the so-called summer of grace for borrowers begins today in the Czech Republic and will last until the end of November. Citizens will be able to get rid of lawsuits with public establishments more easily. If they pay the original amount due, or principal, and CZK 1,815 to the executor, interest, penalties and other payments will be waived and enforcement proceedings will end. The action only applies to foreclosures that began before October 28 last year. Detailed information on the conditions and the procedure can be found here.

August 31, 2022

nato President ratifies Finland and Sweden joining NATO

President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday signed the ratification documents for Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said. tweeted. The lower and upper houses of the Czech parliament have approved NATO enlargement by the two countries in recent weeks. The two Nordic countries applied to join the alliance in early July due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine EU to suspend simplified visas for Russians

Foreign ministers of EU countries agreed to suspend the agreement facilitating the issuance of visas to Russian tourists at their informal meeting in Prague today. The EU has already suspended the part of the 2007 visa facilitation agreement applied to civil servants and business people. Now, this could also freeze the part applying to tourists.

This would mean that visa applications submitted by Russian citizens would not have the preferential right of treatment. Thus, it would be more administratively complicated and more expensive for Russians to obtain Schengen visas, and above all, they would have to wait for them much longer.

Politics Govt. approves the first package to reduce bureaucracy

The Czech government has approved the first package against excessive bureaucracy. The prepared measures will aim to reduce the administrative burden for businessmen, civil servants and individuals, Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced after the government meeting today. Businessmen complain about vague legislation and demand that the government cancel the obligation to provide data that the state does not need.

Company Fifth of Czech companies will lay off workers

According to the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Vladimír Dlouhy, the current economic crisis is worse than the pandemic. Expensive energy has a fatal impact on businesses and, according to him, social unrest cannot be ruled out. The government has so far underestimated the plight of businesses, he said. Dlouhý sees a solution in energy price caps and prefers a pan-European solution to a national one.

The Chamber of Commerce survey showed that 18% of companies will lay off by the end of the year, mainly due to high energy prices. In the case of large companies with more than 500 employees, up to 27% of companies will make layoffs. This will mainly affect companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

the tragedy People said goodbye to Hana Zagorová

During the official farewell to beloved Czech singer Hana Zagorová, a long line of people had formed an hour before the start of the ceremony at the Kalich Theater. Hundreds of people of all generations, many of whom carried flowers, came to say goodbye to the singer, who died on Friday August 26. While queuing, a group of women passed the time by listening to Zagorová’s songs from their cell phones and singing together.

Berta D. Wells