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survey Czechs prioritize resolving energy crisis during EU presidency
Four-fifths of Czech citizens think that during its presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Czech Republic should give priority to solving the social impacts of the energy crisis, reports ČTK. The poll reveals that Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction and support for its EU membership is not essential for the general public, as only around a third of people want it to be the Czech priority during the EU Presidency.
nature Hranice Abyss Cave measures new record depth
The deepest flooded freshwater cave in the world, Hranice Abyss (Hranická propast) in Moravia, measures at least 450 meters. The new data, which overwhelmed previous data from 2016 that indicated the depth was 404 meters, was measured by a special robot that cavers launched at the site. Chairman of the Czech Hranický Karst Caving Society, Michal Guba, said scientists have not yet reached bottom due to limitations in the technology.
The experts also obtained valuable data on the shape of the submerged part of the abyss, which they used to create a 3D map. The path was mapped by a 100-kilogram, meter-wide robot using six cameras and sonar beams.
transportation Rising energy and fuel prices could increase public transport fares
Rising energy and fuel prices continue to impact transport costs in the Czech Republic. The costs of urban transport companies in the Czech Republic will increase by about CZK 1.5 billion this year compared to last year. Cities will likely have to compensate for growing business spending, and there is also a risk of increased rates or reduced service, ČTK reports.
ACCIDENT The number of electric scooter accidents on the rise
This year, doctors and paramedics are facing more injuries from people riding electric scooters, ČT24 reported. Paramedics say they often treat head injuries because people don’t wear helmets when driving at high speeds. According to rescuers, accident victims usually drive while intoxicated. The highest number of injuries occurred on Friday and Saturday evenings. In addition to falls from scooters, collisions with pedestrians or other means of transport also occur.
police Prague police are looking for a man in danger in Divoká Šárka
Prague police are looking for a 57-year-old man in Divoká Šárka, whose life is in serious danger. He suffers from fourth degree vascular dementia, epilepsy and impaired short-term memory. He is disoriented in time and space.
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assistance Czech president signs energy tariff into law
President Miloš Zeman has enacted an economic tariff, intended to help households reduce their electricity, gas and heating bills. The government will decide on the specific form of the tariff, i.e. who will receive it and how much the state contribution will be. Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Síkela has previously stated that the amount of the contribution will be fixed, so it is not a percentage aid.
Europe Czech ForMin calls for de-escalation of tensions in Kosovo and Serbia
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský expressed concern about the situation at the Kosovo-Serbia border and urged relevant parties to defuse. “Taking unilateral action is not the answer. The integration of Western Balkan countries is a #CZPRES priority and any form of aggression undermines these efforts,” he said. wrote on Twitter.
IMMOVABLE Price growth for new apartments in Prague is slowing down
Data from major development companies shows that the growth in prices for new apartments has stopped. This is evident in a quarter-to-quarter comparison, for example in Prague. Some real estate brokers claim that in some places, like Brno, real estate is starting to get slightly cheaper. The drop in demand is mainly caused by higher interest rates on mortgage loans.
Culture Rapper 50 Cent will perform in Prague after 12 years
One of the world’s most successful rappers, 50 Cent, will perform in Prague for the first time in over a decade. He will perform in the O2 arena. The hip-hop legend’s show is scheduled for October 18, 2022. Due to great fan interest, the rapper has decided to extend his current tour with a last-minute stopover in Prague. Tickets are on sale ticket master and Ticket portal of August 2.
ECONOMY The state budget deficit increased slightly
The state the budget deficit increased slightly in July to CZK 192.7 billion compared to CZK 183 billion in June. However, it is significantly lower than a year ago, when it was the highest in the history of the independent Czech Republic (279.4 billion CZK). Last week the government approved an amendment to this year’s budget with a deficit of CZK 330 billion instead of CZK 280 billion.
Weather report Tropical temperatures will hit Czechia on Tuesday
The beginning of August will bring tropical temperatures to the Czech Republic. According to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, temperatures this week will reach up to 36 degrees Celsius, peaking on Thursday. From Friday, temperatures will drop by almost 10 degrees in some places. The risk of fire remains in the Ústí region.