Friday 20 September, 2019

EU Parliament votes to end daylight saving time

The European Parliament has voted to end daylight saving time in EU member states, a practice that became law back in 1996. 

The end of the biannual clock changes will come to an end in 2021 when individual member states will decide whether they will permanently remain on winter time or summer.  

The EU first started investigating ending the practice of daylight saving time last year when it announced a Europe-wide poll to understand what the public thought about the rules. An overwhelming majority--84%--were in favour of opting out of daylights savings time.

The main reason for doing so is that changing the clocks disrupts the human biorhythm, which can have severe health implications. 

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