Summer time/winter time: debate and vote on ending twice-yearly hour change 

MEPs are likely to call on the EU Commission to propose ending the twice-yearly switch between summer and winter time in a debate on Thursday morning. A resolution will be voted on at noon.

Responding to citizen’s initiatives and petitions that cite health concerns about the effects of the bi-annual time change, a the draft resolution tabled by EP transport Committee calls on the Commission to propose ending it.


Spring and autumn time changes in EU member states are governed by the EU directive on summer-time arrangements. A unified EU time regime should be maintained even if the hour changes are abolished, the text says.


Procedure Code: 2017/2968(RSP)

Debate: Thursday, 8 February

Vote: Thursday, 8 February

Procedure:  resolution