Finland to lobby EU for abolition of daylight saving time
Finland is to begin lobbying to abolish daylight saving time after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition calling for it to end.
After mulling it over and conducting an online survey that crashed their servers:
EU ought to end biannual clock changes, Juncker says
The European Commission will decide on Friday to recommend the scrapping of biannual daylight-savings time changes and keep clocks permanently on summertime, commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has told German ZDF TV. A large 80% majority of 4.6m EU citizens said in a recent survey the summertime scheme should be abolished - a record high response for any EU public consultation. Council and parliament approval will also be needed.