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Euro MPs vote to end summer time clock changes
2019-03-26T12:53:09.5794585Z - / Hacker News
The proposal would give each member state a choice from 2021: either to keep the current summer time system or scrap the twice-yearly clock changes. The European Commission - in charge of drafting EU legislation - made the proposal last year, after a public consultation which showed 84% of respondents wanting to scrap the biannual clock changes. The extra daylight hours in summer could reduce spending on artificial lighting and help outdoor leisure activities. The consultation and scientific studies suggested that the clock changes were having negative effects on people's health. Opposition to the clock changes tends to be greater in northern countries, where seasonal differences in daylight hours are greater than in the south.

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