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DST: Clocks go back an hours this Sunday but this could become permanent


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Don't forget to put your clocks back one hour this Sunday!

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Sunday, 25 October 2020, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 01:00:00 local standard time instead.

EU Wants to Remove DST Permanently

In 2019, the European Parliament voted in favor of removing Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanently. It will be up to each Member State to decide whether to remain permanently on “summer time” (DST) or to change their clocks back one final time to permanent standard time, also known as “winter time.”

Would you prefer that the clocks remain on "summer time"?

EU Wants to Remove DST Permanently

In 2019, the European Parliament voted in favor of removing Daylight Saving Time(DST) permanently. It will be up to each Member State to decide whether to remain permanently on “summer time” (DST) or to change their clocks back one final time to permanent standard time, also known as “winter time.”

DST Removal Not Likely in 2021

The likelihood of the EU abolishing DST in 2021 is very slim. Europe, like the rest of the world, has been busy handling the health and economic effects of Covid-19.

Negotiations have not yet started in the European Council, making it very unlikely for the new rules—even if agreed rapidly—to apply in 2021.

The draft law proposes that 2021 will be the last time EU Member States and affiliated countries follow the seasonal clock change. For this reason, all subsequent clock changes in European nations are marked as preliminary on timeanddate.com.

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Years ago, before European countries adopted common dates for putting clocks forward and back, I was in France on a relevant weekend. I heard a tv newsreader say "across Europe, people will be putting their clocks back one hour tonight. There are only two exceptions: Great Britain and Albania."

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On 24/10/2020 at 18:27, ragwert said:

Just another absured and archaic part of our history that needs to be abolished.

Hopefully this will get dropped in the new few years, it appears to be on the agenda. 

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