Possible future changes in France

Peter Ilieve peter at memex.co.uk
Thu Sep 5 08:58:59 UTC 1996

The BBC Radio 4 news reported this morning that the French prime
minister Alain Juppe has issued some sort of letter indicating that
France will abandon summer time and keep the clocks the same for
the whole year. It was reported as though this was almost a personal
decision of his. He apparently doesn't see the point of it, says that
many people don't understand why it is done, it has no economic benefit
and it disturbs the sleep patterns of the young and elderly.

The report said a parliamentary commission would now be set up to
decide if France should use GMT+1 or GMT+2 as its standard time.

I didn't catch what it said about the start date for any of this.

So much for EC Directives.

		Peter Ilieve		peter at aldie.co.uk

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