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Lithuania's parliamentarians on Thursday endorsed the decision taken by the cabinet earlier this week, suggesting that Lithuania should be free to decide on the twice-yearly clock shift.
Lithuanian MPs back cabinet decision to initiate EU-level discussions on time
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The parliament's resolution on application of the so-called daylight saving time (DST) was supported by 76 of Lithuania's 141 parliamentarians, while seven were against and seven abstained.

With the resolution, the MPs advised the government to open consultations with the European Commission on the possibility to revise the provisions of the directive 2000/84/EB to allow every member-state of the European Union to decide on the application of the daylight saving time in its territory based on analyses of the impact of the time shift.

The government is also advised to conduct a sociological survey on the so-called summer time, if needed.

On Wednesday, the Lithuanian cabinet announced that it was initiating EU-level discussions on the summer time directive.

Lithuanian politicians have considered the possibility of abandoning the daylight saving time for years, but this time they expect a breakthrough because other countries, such as Poland or Finland, have also begun to raise the issue of the twice-yearly clock shift.

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