EU directive

Joseph S. Myers jsm28 at
Fri Mar 30 16:30:15 UTC 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, John Cowan wrote:

> This seems to be a substantive change from earlier versions of this
> directive, in which the start and end of summer time was standardized,
> but not whether a Member State actually adopted it or not.  Or
> do I misunderstand?

The previous directives also include much the same requirement for a
summer-time period in all Member States.  (Though in some of the earlier
directives there were different end dates for the UK and Ireland and the
other Member States, and in some cases those different end dates were
optional and the UK and Ireland could have chosen but didn't choose to
adopt the dates for the other Member States, before it was decided that
the whole EU would move to October dates as had been used in the UK and

Joseph S. Myers
jsm28 at

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