[tz] European Commission proposes ending DST in March 2019

John Wilcock john at tradoc.fr
Thu Sep 13 09:46:57 UTC 2018

Le 13/09/2018 à 10:38, Even Scharning a écrit :
> And the State of the Union 2018 subpage on Seasonal Clock Changes: 
> https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/state-union-speeches/state-union-2018/state-union-2018-ending-seasonal-clock-changes_en
... which states (page 6)

> IT systems would have to be reprogrammed and reconfigured. This will
> be critical for scheduling and calendaring software (health systems,
> travel booking systems) and time-dependent software as well as for
> "smart" technologies. In transport, timetables would need to be
> adjusted. As stressed by some stakeholders in response to the public
> consultation it will therefore be essential to give a certain lead
> time for such a change.

yet goes on to say

> Article 4 provides that Member States shall transpose the Directive
> by 1 April 2019. This assumes swift adoption of the present proposal
> by the Council and European Parliament, by March 2019 at the latest.
> Member States shall apply the Directive from 1 April 2019. This means
> that Member States shall notify by 27 April 2019, based on possible
> consultations and assessments at national level and concertation with
> other Member States, whether, in October 2019, they intend to move on
> a durable basis to a standard time corresponding to their current
> "winter-time", rather than to their current summer-time.

i.e. just six months official notice of changes :-(

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