Members of the European Parliament in their resolution on Thursday adopted a review of the need to change the clock twice a year.
The EU Parliament’s press service informed that, with a vote of 384 votes in favor, 153 against and 12 abstentions, citizens’ initiatives show that the public has expressed concern over health reasons due to the change of the due due twice a year, March and October.
It has been pointed out that a number of studies have tried unsuccessfully to obtain convincing results on the benefits of regulation, but negative effects have been shown to human health. MEPs have called on the European Commission in their resolution to carry out a thorough assessment of the Summer Time Directive and, if necessary, to propose revision.
The current summer time directive, which entered into force in 2001, provides for a harmonized date for the beginning and the end of summer time for the whole of the Union with a view to helping the efficient functioning of the internal market.
At the end of January, the European Commission decided to collect information on what could justify summer and winter time changes, more commonly known as a change to the hourly change directive. According to the information of the European Commission, the impact of transport, energy saving and human health is being considered.
The question of shifting the issue on the agenda was initiated by Finland after tens of thousands of citizens asked the Finnish Government, in the future to consider the two-hour shift of the year and stay summer time.
Source: MTI / Picture: mno.hu /