Published: 5 January 2019
Author(s): M. Meira e Cruz, M. Miyazawa, R. Manfredini, D. Cardinali, J.A. Madrid, R. Reiter, J.F. Araujo, R. Agostinho, D. Acuña-Castroviejo
Issue: January 2019
Section: Review

Even though that in the very beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) policy, standards were decided individually by each country, and were not regulated, most European member States have progressively been adopting the so called “summer time” since 1970s or 1980s which had been gradually harmonized under EU law [1]. Public discomfort have been argued for years and claims from several social groups regarding the need for a public inquiry were attended. However, after European Union decided to properly ask citizens about their feelings regarding Daylight Saving Time, a small fraction of European citizens (68% from Germany) had told that they don't want to change the time twice a year.

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