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Daylight saving might be cancelled in Ukraine

If the EU decides to cancel the daylight saving, the Ministry of Economic Development will address the Cabinet of Ministers concerning the possibility of introducing the relevant changes to the order of computation of time
15:29, 5 September 2018

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Daylight saving might be canceled in Ukraine. If the EU makes this decision, the Ministry of Economic Development will ask the Cabinet of Ministers to introduce changes to the process of computation of time, as UNN reported referring to the Ministry’s information.

“The order of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers as of May 13, 1996 set the process of computation of time in Ukraine: the time of the second time zone (Kyiv time) is turned for an hour later on the last Sunday of March at 3 am and for an hour back on the last Sunday of October at 4 am,” the representatives of the Ministry stated.

The same procedure was introduced in the European Union territory.

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“Ukraine set a course for the European integration which provides for the implementation of the European legislation. The order of computation of time which exists in Ukraine is the best possible. It complies with the international practice, facilitates the adaptation of the whole spectrum of the international economic, cultural and other relations, conforms to its geographical location. Considering the mentioned, if the EU decides to cancel the daylight saving, the Ministry of Economic Development will address the Cabinet of Ministers concerning the possibility of introducing the relevant changes to the order,” the representatives of the Ministry said.

Additionally, the Ministry has no information on the economic reason for the annual transition to summer time and reduction of electric power consumption.

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Earlier, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, stated that the EU intended to cancel transition to “summer” and “winter” time. It was noted that more than 80% of the respondents supported the cancellation of the daylight-savings. 4,6 million people took part in the largest online-survey in the EU.

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