(03-11-2018, 07:02 AM)Stiggy nli Wrote: Florida lawmakers vote to keep Daylight Saving Time all year
I read that many European countries are considering the same move.
It's actually Finland that has been pushing to end daylight saving time through a citizens initiative. It was brought to the EU table and they would "look at it"
News 26.1.2018 11:38 | updated 26.1.2018 11:38
Finland is to begin lobbying to abolish daylight saving time after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition calling for it to end.
Finnish EU ministers are taking the first steps towards formally petitioning the EU to stop the usage of daylight saving time, after a petition signed by some 70,000 Finns forced MPs to consider the idea.
According to the country's EU cabinet committee, Finnish representatives will try to speed up a commission survey of member states about their positions about the practice of adjusting clocks an hour ahead or back twice a year.
The committee said they hope to soon find out how the practice affects other member states, and emphasised that EU-wide consensus on the issue is vital.
Due to an EU-wide directive on daylight saving, Finland — or any other EU member states, for that matter — cannot independently stop the practice but must move together with the other 27 EU states.