The Committee came on Monday afternoon in Brussels for the vote to abolish the time change. The compromise proposal according to the EU-politician Peter Liese, a last set the clocks 2021.
that in future not more than two Times a year on the shot clock, there is at the EU level, largely in Agreement. The dispute, however, is the schedule. The EU Commission had originally planned, in 2019, the member States demanded significantly more time to prepare.
another Problem is the so far lack of coordination between the EU countries. According to the Plan of the EU Commission, each country can decide in which time zone, it remains permanently: So would it be possible that, for instance, Germany decides otherwise, as the neighbours Belgium or France – and the countries would then be in different time zones.
prevent a “patchwork of different time zones in Europe”, had been demanded by the EU States in December more time. The then Austrian presidency of the Council brought in 2021 in the game. An agreement on a common Position of the member States, however, remained.
Four bodies of the EU Parliament spoke out in the past few weeks for a more ambitious timetable. Agriculture, industry, internal market and public health Committee voted in favour of abolishing the time change already in the next year. The compromise proposal of the lead Committee on Transport, see now, but in 2021, explained the MEP Liese.
The plenary meeting of the Parliament is expected to vote by the end of March finally. The negotiations with the member States, however, can only begin once they have agreed on a common position. (SDA)