Lithuania is switching to daylight saving time this week by advancing clocks by one hour at 3 a.m. on Sunday. Also known as the summer time, the daylight saving time will be in effect for seven months until the end of October.
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The Lithuanian government also announced that it is not considering proposals to abandon daylight saving time, or summer time, government chancellor has said.

“There is a schedule for switching to the summer time, which covers the period until the end of 2016. There was a proposal to ask the European Commission whether or not that directive might be amended, revoked, etc. Following consultations with the Commission, that initiative was dismissed by both the Commission and Member States,” Alminas Mačiulis told BNS.

Many countries of the European Union (EU) started using daylight saving time in mid-80ies.

Clocks are reset twice every year to make more rational use of the light hours of the day.
Many countries of the European Union started using daylight saving time in mid-1980s.

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