Some thoughts ...
peter at aldie.co.uk
Sat Sep 7 11:57:06 UTC 1996
On Sep 7, 4:31am, Chris Carrier wrote:
> What the EU might consider would be the adoption of something similar to the
> Uniform Time Act in the United States; set the dates for summer time but
> member states to opt out of the summer time provision if they so choose.
But that would destroy the whole purpose of the Commission's work to
synchronise the change dates, so as to keep a fixed, mostly zero, offset
between the times in the member states.
> Has anyone heard anything about the release date of the 8th Directive?
Well, the official schedule is still to have a Directive agreed by the
Council of Ministers by 1 Jan 97. I doubt that this will happen as all
previous ones I know of have been late. I reported the Commissions
proposals here in May. They were another 4 years of the current rules:
year start end
1998 29 Mar 25 Oct
1999 28 Mar 31 Oct
2000 26 Mar 29 Oct
2001 25 Mar 28 Oct
If the French are now going to take a few months or so to decide what
they want it virtually guarantees that the 8th directive will be late.
Peter Ilieve peter at aldie.co.uk
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