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Mar 05, 2019

European Union could abolish seasonal clock-change in 2021

It will be up to the Member States to choose between winter or summer time

The European Union wants to abolish the seasonal clock-change by 2021, it has been announced.

According to reports, the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament also supports the cancellation of the time change.

Following a Committee decision, the initiative will soon be presented to a plenary session of the EP, and the final decision will then be taken by the European Council and the European Parliament. It will be up to the Member States to choose between winter or summer time.

Last year, the EU launched a consultation on the subject, in which 4.6 million citizens expressed their views, and 80 percent were in favor of abolishing the step.

According to supporters of the proposal, on one hand, the clock-change in both March and October has a detrimental effect on health, on the other hand, energy saving is negligible.