The EP voted for the abolition of the transition of the EU “summer” and “winter” time

BRUSSELS, February 9 – RIA Novosti, Alexander Shishlo. The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to abandon the practice of translation the EU “summer” and “winter” time, reported Friday RIA Novosti in the press service of the Assembly.

MEPs at the plenary session of the Assembly yesterday in Strasbourg held a debate on transition countries-EU members in the summer.

“Adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to stop the practice of transferring hours on the grounds that numerous scientific studies failed to prove any positive effects, but pointed to the existence of negative consequences for human health, agriculture and road safety”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

The deputies urged the European Commission to conduct a “thorough assessment of the measures in summer time”, while at the same time for the preservation of a unified approach at EU level.

Meanwhile, the abolition of the transition of the European Union “summer” and “winter” time at the moment expressed only one of the countries-members of the community – Finland.

In November 2017, the Parliament of Finland was forced to reject a citizen’s initiative on the abolition of the changeover from summer time for the reason that this issue has to be addressed at EU level. The Minister of transport and communications of Finland Anne Berner then promised MPs to bring the issue to the discussion of the countries-members of EU.

In the European Union, the transition to “summer” and “winter” time reglamentary Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU 2000/84/EG. It defines the beginning and end of daylight saving time in all EU member States and stipulates that “summer” being introduced from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday October. The scope of the Directive, which holds a number of non-EU countries, is renewed every five years. Discussion on the feasibility of transferring the clock is since the introduction of the current practices. By the end of XX century it became clear that the economic effect of daylight saving time is negligible. Most of the countries of Asia, Africa, South America refused to use it, but it persists in Europe and North America.