EU directive

John Cowan jcowan at
Fri Mar 30 17:15:17 UTC 2001

Joseph S. Myers wrote:

> 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. 

So Member States have no choice: they must observe summer time?
(Just trying to nail this down.)  Presumably, however, the actual
time zone is still a national option.

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