2022

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August 13, 2022

The year 2022 (MMXXII) of the Gregorian calendar began on Saturday, January 1st and will end on Saturday, December 31st. In the Czech Republic, there will be 252 working days and 13 national and other holidays, of which 8 fall on non-weekend days. Daylight saving time started on Sunday 27 March at 02:00 (CET) and will end on Sunday 30 October at 03:00 (CEST). According to the Jewish calendar, the turning point will occur in the years 5782 and 5783, according to the Islamic calendar in 1443 and 1444.

Events

Czechia

January 13 – The government of Petr Fiala won the confidence of the majority of deputies in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. February 3 – Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala together with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki signed an agreement to deal with the impact of mining activity in Dole Turów. February 8 – Ester Ledecká defended the gold medal in parallel giant slalom for snowboarders at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. February 10 – Martina Sáblíková won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in the 5,000-meter speed skating race. March 7 – In the Vladislav Hall of the Prague Castle, the ceremonial presentation of state awards from 2020 and 2021 took place, which was not held due to the covid situation and the illness of the president. May 10 – The Czech Republic was elected to the Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly, replacing Russia, whose membership was suspended due to the invasion of Ukraine. May 11 – President Miloš Zeman appointed Aleš Michl as the new governor of the Czech National Bank. June 2 – Two people died in a fire at the Alzheimer Center in Roztoky near Prague. June 27 – In Bohumín, unit 680.006 on line SC 516 collided with a displacement unit, consisting of locomotive 742 of the ČD Cargo carrier. The driver of Pendolina, who probably did not respect the sign prohibiting driving and drove into the constructed shift track, was killed in the collision, four employees of ČD Cargo were injured. June 29 – President Miloš Zeman appointed the new Minister of Education Vladimír Balaš. July 1st The Czech Republic took over the Presidency of the EU. Economist Aleš Michl became the new governor of the Czech National Bank July 24 - A massive fire in České Švýcarsko National Park destroyed several houses in the village of Mezná and completely destroyed several hundred hectares of forest cover. The smell of smoke spread almost throughout Bohemia.

World

1st January France took over the EU Presidency. The European capitals of culture in 2022 are Lithuania's Kaunas, Luxembourg's Esch-sur-Alzette and Serbia's Novi Sad. January 5 - Kazakhstan's President Tokayev declared a state of emergency in the country due to protests against gas price increases and asked the Collective Security Treaty Organization for help in suppressing the protests. January 15 - A tsunami wave following the explosion of the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Haʻapai volcano hits Nuku'alofa, the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. The tsunami also caused minor damage in Japan, the United States of America and Chile. January 18 – The European Parliament elected a new president, Roberta Metsola. February 6 – the anniversary of 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 4-20 February – XXIV. Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. February 21 - Russia recognized the sovereignty of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine, and the Russian army immediately entered these territories. February 24 - Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, immediately after which Ukraine declared a state of war. March 1 - Russia's censorship body Roskomnadzor blocked Echo Moskvy radio station, Dozhd TV and threatened to block Russian Wikipedia over its coverage of the war in Ukraine. March 16 – Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczyński and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša visited the partially besieged