A representative public opinion survey is getting underway in Lithuania to ask people if they think the country should go for permanent summer or winter time, the Transport and Communications Ministry said on Monday.
© Shutterstock

The survey comes as the EU is considering ending the practice of putting clocks forward by an hour in the spring and then back an hour in the fall.

Lithuania will also hold public consultations with interested institutions and bodies and will consult its neighbors, the ministry said.

"The public opinion survey and consultations with interested institutions will help to find out whether the country would prefer to stay on summer or winter time permanently," Transport and Communications Minister Rokas Masiulis said in a press release.

"This will serve as a basis for further coordination of decisions with neighboring countries," he said.

In September, the European Commission proposed to put an end to the practice of adjusting clocks twice a year in 2019, but many member states think this is not realistic.

The Commission proposes to let each member state decide whether to adopt summer or winter time permanently, but they should coordinate their choice with neighbors.

EU transport ministers are discussing the issue of clock change at their meeting in the Austrian city of Graz.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Rokas Masiulis on Vaitkus’ dismissal: no other option here

Minister of Transport and Communications links complaints levied against himself to his dismissal of...

Conservatives offer proposals on contending with anti-vaxxer parents

The Conservatives have proposed for anti-vaxxer parents to not be granted children’s grants so that...

Seimas opposition groups agree on opposition leader (1)

The Seimas opposition parties – Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD),...

I. Šimonyte. A few insights in the aftermath of municipal elections (1)

After the first round of municipal council elections there was a large discussion who has won and how...

Grey zone around parties contracts: voters’ views become clearer

The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) and the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens...