[tz] Finland urges EU to stop daylight savings time
edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Oct 29 21:27:33 UTC 2017
Is the current EU regulation about when DST should start and stop. not
whether or not it actually gets implemented?
On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 10:32 AM, World Time Zone <wtz at worldtimezone.com>
> Poland and now Finland urge EU to stop daylight saving time.
> Few days ago, the parliamentary transport and communications committee
> recommended to the government that Finland should actively push the EU to
> abolish its directive on daylight savings time, after considering the
> citizen's initative.
> "THE European Union is coming under pressure to stop daylight saving time
> after more than 70,000 Finnish citizens have signed a petition against the
> seasonal time shift, arguing it is making them ill."
> The committee justified the recommendation by saying that turning the
> clocks causes short-term sleeping disorders, reduced performance at work
> and can also lead to serious health problems. A bill in Poland to do away
> with the time change is also making progress.
> Many Finnish lawmakers point out that their hands are tied, however, as
> the country is bound to European Union standards as a Member State.
> A similar bid to do away with the time change has been proposed for
> consideration at the European Parliament and each of Finland's 13 MEPs has
> signed on to support it. The Commission decided to analyse the impact of
> the time change more closely in October "2016"." (edited 2017 ?)
> Alexander Krivenyshev
> New York, NY
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