This is a meeting where the French and Europeans will escape in 2021: for more than 40 years, they will have to change the time of their clocks to switch to daylight saving time. It is effective from Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28. Although this measure will end at the end of this year, Covid-19 has changed the timetable. An increasingly unpopular measure. Leaders still have to reach a consensus.
When do we change the time?
This year, the daylight saving time change will take place from Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28 at 2 a.m. Therefore, it is necessary to add an hour to his watch, we will lose an hour of sleep, and from day to night, we will get an hour of sleep.
With the twice-a-year routine, citizens of the European Union have been able to believe that they are over forever. Except not at all.
Why are we still changing time?
In September 2018, the European Commission proposed to cancel the time change as early as 2019, and then the European Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty, but this time it was set for 2021.
Expected deadline, because the time change is still unwelcome. When the European Parliament conducted a poll of EU citizens, 80% of the 4.6 million people who answered the online questionnaire voted to stop voting.
The referendum, which was then acted by the President of the European Commission: “Millions of people have responded and believe that in the future, daylight saving time should always be the rule, and we will do this as soon as possible.” So assure Jean-Claude Juncker.
In France, 59% of voters who participated in the civic consultation agree to choose summer time as a permanent seasonal time.
Why is the time in summer not uniform?
las, within the European Council, the heads of state and government of the member states are convened together, that is to say, at the EU level, the “daylight saving time for all” option does not work.
If it turns out that the decision is not uniform (between countries that retain summer time and other countries that prefer winter time), the functions of certain sectors of activity in a single market may be greatly disrupted, especially in the transportation sector.
Therefore, the deadlock within the European Council is still unable to overcome and resolve this issue.
“This directive has caused many differences within the Security Council. […] Considering the disputes related to this topic, I don’t think anyone is willing to open this Pandora’s Box again”, Recently explained to Figaro One of the French spokespersons in Brussels.
In addition, the Covid-19 crisis has pushed the resolution of the problem far enough in the priority level. This is why we will continue to change the time in 2021, and we should continue to change the time in 2022. Before the leaders of the 27 countries finally agreed to set the time at the same time.