Revision of daylight saving time

Question

Has the Commission given consideration to revising daylight saving time, and would it be willing to propose having an equal number of days before and after the winter solstice of 21 December?

Does it agree that there are strong arguments for revising daylight saving time?

Health and safety: citizens would have extra daylight in the evening. This would increase the time they have for leisure and to safely return from work.

Economic and environmental: there would, for example, be less need for artificial lighting.

Answer

The Commission believes that the summer time arrangements as established by Directive 2000/84/EC remain suitable.

In addition the Commission would refer the Honourable Member to the debate that took place in the 2015 October II plenary.

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