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Greece to change from summer into winter time on Oct 31 (POLL)

Greece’s Transport Ministry announced that the change from summer into winter time will take place as usual on the last Sunday of October.

“We remind you that, on Sunday 31 October 2021, the application of the summer time measure expires, in accordance with Directive 2000/84 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU. 19/01/2001, regarding the provisions for summer time. Clocks will be set back one hour, that is from 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m,” the Ministry said in a statement.

It is should be recalled that the european Union was planning to end the practice of changing time twice per year, in March and October.recalled that Europe wants to end the change of time twice a year.

In March 2019, the European Parliament voted in favor of ending this practice from 2021. However, the European Council reportedly does not seem to have taken the issue so seriously and two years later they have not reached a common position on the issue.

According to some reports beginning of the year, each of the national governments had decided independently with the effect that much too many different time zones would be created within the EU.

Another reason being cited nowadays is that dealing with the pandemic was of more importance for the members states than to try to find a solution for the summer/winter time.

Personally I hate to see darkness fall already before 5 o’ clock in the afternoon.

And the eternal question is: What do you think?

Do you agree with daylight saving time changes twice a year?

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4 comments

  1. I voted “NO” because I think the clocks should remain advance 1 hour, or possibly 2 hours, permanently. Most people run their lives today by the clock and not by the sun. Daylight is divided roughly equally around solar noon. Our daily activity is not divided equally around clock noon. We are active for a shorter period before clock noon than after clock noon. To best match our activity to available daylight we need clock noon to be shifted forward relative to solar noon.

  2. It would be nice if Greece could drag itself into the 21st century never mind the odd hour here and there.

  3. The British recently put their clock back to the 1970s. So anything is possible!