In response to a citizen's initiative and a subsequent resolution from the European Parliament last year on Time Change Arrangements, the European Commission adopted a proposal to discontinue the seasonal changes of time in the Union. The objective of this legislative proposal is to end the biannual change of clocks that currently takes place in every Member State of the EU at the end of March and the end of October.
The Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament adopted their position on this proposal on 4 March:
Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP, shadow rapporteur for this file said:
"I welcome the result of today's vote, which is more prudent, realistic and will allow the European Commission to evaluate the decision of each Member State and its impact on the European internal market. In addition, the proposed coordination mechanism will provide transparency, rationality and coordination to the decisions adopted by each state in this regard."