Procedure : 2017/2968(RSP)
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Document selected : B8-0070/2018

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CRE 08/02/2018 - 12.13

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to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission

pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure

on summer-time arrangements (2017/2968(RSP))

Karima Delli on behalf of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

European Parliament resolution on summer-time arrangements (2017/2968(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Directive 2000/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 January 2001 on summer-time arrangements(1),

–  having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission of 13 April 2016 on better law-making(2),

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas according to the Interinstitutional Agreement on better law-making, the evaluation of existing legislation should provide a basis for impact assessments as regards options for future action;

B.  whereas numerous scientific studies, including the European Parliamentary Research Service study of October 2017 on EU summer-time arrangements under Directive 2000/84/EC, have failed to provide proof of any positive effects of the biannual clock change, but have instead indicated the existence of negative effects on human health, agriculture and road traffic safety;

C.  whereas a number of citizens’ initiatives have highlighted citizens’ concerns about the biannual clock change;

D.  whereas Parliament has raised this issue before, for example in Oral Question O-000111/2015 to the Commission of 25 September 2015;

E.  whereas it would be worth maintaining a unified EU time regime even after the end of biannual time changes;

1.  Calls on the Commission to discontinue the current biannual clock change by proposing an amendment to Directive 2000/84/EC;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.


OJ L 31, 2.2.2001, p. 21.


OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.

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