The Lithuanian government said on Monday it would not ask the European Union to scrap daylight saving time, saying there is no evidence that advancing clocks one hour during summer months has negative impact on people's health or the country's economy.
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"One can turn to the European Commission only when there is clear evidence of negative impact on various areas, including people's life, health and others. The Ministry of Economy has not found such evidence and suggested against turning to the EC and the government agreed," Government Chancellor Alminas Mačiulis told BNS on Monday.

The Economy Ministry said the decision was informed by large-scale research in the areas of health, energy, transport, environment, tourism and agriculture, which found no evidence of daylight saving time having any negative impact on the economy or people's health.

The research was conducted after the Seimas, parliament, passed a resolution last November, suggesting that the Lithuanian government should make steps for changing the EU time directive for Lithuania to be able to choose whether to use daylight saving time or not.

Summer time in Lithuania is introduced on the last weekend of March by moving the clock one hour forward. And winter time is introduced on the last weekend of October.

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