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Finland Calls On The EU To End Daylight Savings Time

Finland Calls On The EU To End Daylight Savings Time

| On 31, Oct 2017

The EU was called upon last week to abolish daylight savings time in a parliamentary committee.

The Finnish parliamentary transport and communications committee gave its recommendation after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition for citizens asking their government to cease this seasonal procedure.

Their argument, that daylight savings time has an adverse effect on sleep, work performance and the potential to cause mental health problems.

The parliamentary committee called upon the Finnish government to begin actively pushing for change.

Most of North America and Europe adopt daylight savings policy, while the majority of countries elsewhere do not.

It is the practise of setting the clocks forward an hour from standard time during summer months, and back again during autumn, in order to allow for longer daylight hours in summer and an extra hour in bed when autumn comes.

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