[tz] A bill to move Polish time (Europe/Warsaw) permanently to UTC+2

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Thu Oct 12 14:03:29 UTC 2017

Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Sergiusz Wolicki said:
>> The bill is not considered conflicting with EU regulations, which only
>> require DST changes to be synchronized across EU but do not actually
>> mandate the use of DST.
> Hmm.
> Article 2 says "From 2002 onwards, the summer-time period shall begin, in
> every Member State, at 1.00 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time, on the last Sunday
> in March."
> It doesn't say "Where a member state observes a summer-time period, ...".
> Article 1 similarly doesn't use wording like "where applied".
> The literature on the topic on the EU site all seems to assume that having
> summer time is mandatory.
> If I tried hard I could probably bring an argument to the opposite forward,
> but I suspect a court would throw it out.

The current government of Poland doesn't seem to care much about EU
regulations anyway, e.g.:

So why should they obey the EU rules on DST? :(


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