This website uses its own and third-party cookies. Some of these cookies are used to develop analytical statistics of visits to the webpage, others to manage advertising or even others are necessary for the correct management of the site. If you continue to browse or click in accept we consider you accept the conditions for their use. You can get more information, or learn how to change the settings in our cookies policy?
Versión Española Versión Mexicana Ibercampus English Version Version française Versione italiana

28/1/2020  
    Ibercampus  | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | Subscription | RSS RSS
Policies
Inclusion policies
R&D
Employment
Economics
Culture
Green strategies
Health
Society and consumer
Sports
Debates
Interviews
Education
Grants & internships
Training
Trends
Enterprises & CSR
 Enterprises & CSR
ACNUR
AEGON
AIR LIQUIDE
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALLIANZ
ARCELORMITTAL
ASIFIN
ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI
AXA
BANCO SANTANDER
BASF
BAYER
BBVA
BNP PARIBAS
CARREFOUR
DAIMLER AG
DEUTSCHE BANK
DEUTSCHE BRSE
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
E.ON
ENEL
ENI
FORTIS
FRANCE TLCOM
GROUPE DANONE
IBERDROLA
INDITEX
ING GROUP
INTESA SANPAOLO
L'ORAL
LVMH
MUNICH RE
NOKIA
PHILIPS
RENAULT
REPSOL YPF
RWE
SAINT GOBAIN
SANOFI-AVENTIS
SAP AG
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SIEMENS AG
SOCIT GNRALE
SUEZ
TELECOM ITALIA
TELEFNICA
TOTAL S.A.
UNICREDIT
UNILEVER
VINCI
VIVENDI
VOLKSWAGEN

DEBATES

What are the benefits and are there any drawbacks?


Summer time is the practice of moving clocks one hour forward to make better use of the longer daylight hours in the summer months. This creates opportunities for leisure activities or work during as it stays light for longer during the evening. However, energy savings are relatively small and some experts say summer time creates health problems. EU countries switch to summer time every year, as they will do this Sunday, but what are the benefits and are there any drawbacks?
Ibercampus 31/3/2015 Send to a friend
Comparte esta noticia en TwitterFacebookTwitterdel.icio.usYahooRSS
Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on summer time. Some citizens are in favour of this arrangement since they look forward to enjoying all sorts of evening leisure activities because of the natural light available. Others call on the Parliament to abolish summer-time arrangements since they do not see any advantages.

The decision on the standard time falls within the competence of Member States. Most Member States introduced summer time in the 1970s, although some had started applying it much earlier for varying lengths of time. Since the 1980s the EU legislator – the Member States and the European Parliament – have adopted several directives harmonising step by step the varying summer-time arrangements. The main idea was to provide a stable, long-term planning which is important for the proper functioning of certain economic sectors requires, especially as regards transport.

What are the benefits and are there any drawbacks? These and other questions were discussed by MEPs and experts on 24 March. “We need to move forward with this legislation and giving an oral question to the European Commission could be one of the ways to accelerate the whole thing,” said Czech EPP member Pavel Svoboda, chair of the legal affairs committee, summing up the discussion.

Although the idea for summer time has often been credited to Benjamin Franklin, It is believed that Germany and Austria-Hungary where the first to embrace the concept a century ago to save fuel for the First World War. Others soon followed suit. Most EU member states adopted summer time in the 1970s.

However, having different beginning and end dates in every country created problems, especially for the transport sector. This is why governments decided at the EU level that summer time should begin on the last Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in October.

Countries without summer time

Many countries might have adopted summer time, but there are also many that haven´t, such as Russia, China and Japan. Check out our chart to see which countries observe it and when.

Other issues Debates
What are we waiting to boost, link financial / digital education and improve information?
Education 4.0: Beware the dark side of university restructuring
"Europe must motivate young people and give them the opportunity to shape public debate"
Self-driving cars in the EU: from science fiction to reality
All you need to know about the 2019 European elections
Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector Q&A
How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is?
How travelling in Europe can boost active citizenship
Whos smarter in the classroom: men or women?
EU elections: how many MEPs will each country get in 2019?

Subscribe free to our newsletter
Vanity Fea
The Virtual World We Inhabit
Jos ngel Garca Landa
We can all be leaders
VIDEOCOMMUTING A NEW ORGANIZATIONAL REALITY THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS EMPLOYEES
Mar Souto Romero
Financial inclusion
Financial Education For All!
Carlos Trias
Brusselian Lights
European elections (I): which words are more used in the European political manifestos?
Ral Muriel Carrasco
Humor and Political Communication
Comisin de Arbitraje, Quejas y Deontologa (Spain) (3) You cant be too careful
Felicsimo Valbuena
Want your own blog? Want to be read by universities?
Find out here
Books
"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
The EU "An Obituary"
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"
Blockchain Revolution "How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World "
Doughnut Economics "Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist "
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"
Theses and dissertations
1 What are we waiting to boost, link financial / digital education and improve information?
Legal Advise | Privacy Policy | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | RSS RSS