The EU chief executive is proposing to end the practice of switching between summer and winter time after a survey found more than 80 per cent of EU citizens wanted the same.
More than 80 per cent of EU citizens wanted to abolish the EU’s switch and favoured keeping the time used in summer for the whole year, Jean-Claude Juncker said on German television, adding he would put the plan to a debate among EU commissioners.
“We will decide that today,” Juncker said, adding: “Millions … believe that summertime should be all the time.”
Any change would still need approval from national governments and European Parliament to become law. EU law requires that citizens in all 28 EU countries move their clocks an hour forward on the last Sunday in March and switch back to winter time on the final Sunday in October.
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