Next month, we are moving the clock back one hour. So what is the problem of switching or abandoning it to summer and winter time?
On the last Sunday of October this year, the time will change again, the hands of the clock will be moved back one hour on 31 October. The next change (Daylight Saving Time) usually occurs in March.
What scientists say about stopping the transition of countries to daylight saving time
The change in time, which was originally adopted for energy conservation reasons, and is also valid in countries such as the United States (in France since 1976), has provoked violent reactions over the years.
The European Parliament decided to cancel the time change in 2021, but it remained only “on paper” as the coronavirus pandemic “confused all plans”, creating problems around the world.
However, according to the decision of the European Parliament, the change in time should have been stopped on the last Sunday of March 2021 for the EU countries, since the member states decided in advance which time – summer or winter – they wish to keep.
In Greece, time change was first applied on an experimental basis in 1932, namely from July 6 to September 1, when the clocks were moved forward one hour.