Braunschweig (dpa) – One hour less sleep: Summer time begins on Sunday night in Germany, as in most European countries. The clocks advance from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Summer time then applies until the end of October. The result: Early risers have to wait longer in the morning for the first rays of sunshine, whereas in the evening it is longer light. The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig is responsible for a technically smooth process of the changeover.
In the EU, turning the pointer should be a thing of the past. In 2018, the then EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker announced: “The time change should be abolished.” First the end was planned for 2019, then for 2021. However, the 27 EU member states have not yet clarified whether they want permanent summer or winter time.
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