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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))

Ivo Belet, Werner Langen, Françoise Grossetête, Elisabetta Gardini, Pilar Ayuso, Reimer Böge, Franc Bogovič, David Casa, Lefteris Christoforou, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Michel Dantin, Angélique Delahaye, Albert Deß, Geoffroy Didier, Christian Ehler, Frank Engel, Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, Christofer Fjellner, Michael Gahler, Francesc Gambús, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Esteban González Pons, Ingeborg Gräßle, Brian Hayes, Esther Herranz García, Brice Hortefeux, Carlos Iturgaiz, Lívia Járóka, Jérôme Lavrilleux, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Ivana Maletić, Gabriel Mato, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Siegfried Mureşan, Luděk Niedermayer, Franck Proust, Paulo Rangel, Anne Sander, Maria Spyraki, Dubravka Šuica, Jaromír Štětina, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, Axel Voss, Rainer Wieland, Milan Zver, Alberto Cirio, Philippe Juvin, Maria Spyraki

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 arrive at any definitive conclusions, but have indicated the existence of negative effects on human health;

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 is crucial to maintain a unified EU time regime;

1.  Calls on the Commission to conduct a thorough assessment of Directive 2000/84/EC on summer-time arrangements and, if necessary, come up with a proposal for its revision;

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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