Finland to lobby EU to abolish daylight saving time
Anne Berner, Finland's transportation and communications minister, said Friday on Twitter that the government's goal "would be to abandon the practice in a uniform manner within the EU." No EU member can independently end the practice of advancing clocks by an hour during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer. All 27 member states must make the change together. A parliamentary committee in Finland has concluded changing the clocks causes short-term sleeping disorders, reduced performance at work and could also lead to serious health problems. The Finns may be particularly irritated by daylight savings because they see little benefit to themselves from it.
- The Global and Mail -