Transportation Ministers from across the European Union have decided to delay the implementation of a decision that would permanently eliminate clock changes between summer and winter time until the spring of 2021.
The European Commission had announced earlier this year that the changing of the clocks next spring would be for the last time. But, as member states, including Croatia, remain unsure of which time to keep, ministers were given until 2019 to decide which time they wanted to stick with moving forward.
"We support the idea of eliminating the twice-a-year time change. We in Croatia have still not decided on summer or winter time moving forward. There must be a public debate on the matter which is to include representatives from the tourism industry, the transportation sector, and obviously the government, to see which time would suit us best. We support the Austrian decision to delay the implementation until 2021," said Croatian Transportation Minister Oleg Butković.
A recent poll involving millions of citizens across the EU showed 84 per cent of respondents believe that summertime should be used all the time in future.
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