EU Gets A Step Closer To Scrapping Daylight Saving Time

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EU Gets A Step Closer To Scrapping Daylight Saving Time
European Parliament voted 410 to 192 on Tuesday in favor of scrapping the bi-annual clock change in 2021.
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The European Union is one step closer to getting rid of Daylight Saving Time.

On Tuesday, lawmakers voted 410 to 192 in favor of scrapping the bi-annual clock change in 2021. 

Under current EU law, member countries are required to move their clocks forward together on the last Sunday in March and move them all back on the last Sunday in October.

The use of Daylight Saving Time is often linked to prospective energy savings, but the European Commission notes those savings are small. And it says claims that the time switch affects health and road safety are inconclusive.

On top of that, an EU-wide survey conducted last year showed a large majority of respondents are in favor of stopping the clock change.

Now that the European Parliament has voted in favor of getting rid of Daylight Saving Time, the next step involves discussing the issue with members of the bloc.