Clocks going back may be a thing of the past from 2019 – but it’s not guaranteed just yet – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 7, 2018

Clocks going back may be a thing of the past from 2019 – but it’s not guaranteed just yet

The debate as to whether the bi-annual change in time is to continue or cease is still relatively undecided.

As if there’s nothing else going on in the world, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as announced that “clock-changing must stop”, a bit of a ridiculous statement in some people’s eyes.

Never the less, all 28 EU countries move their clocks an hour forward on the last Sunday in March and switch back to wintertime on the final Sunday in October.

Under Juncker’s proposals in his State of the Union Address yesterday, the last mandatory change to summertime would take place on Sunday 31 March 2019.

From then on, individual member states who wish to permanently switch back to wintertime could make one final clock change at the end of October next year. This decision would be made by April 2019.

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