The decision was made after the majority of surveyed EU citizens stated that the daylight-savings should be cancelled.
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.
Juncker said that he would insist on cancellation of the daylight-savings and the European Commission “will decide on it today”.
“We carried out a survey, millions responded and believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that's what will happen. The people want it, we’ll do it,” Juncker said.
Yet, this process may take a while. The European Commission needs to agree on the decision and present the draft document about the cancellation of the “summer" time. The European Parliament and 28 member states have to approve the document as well.
Ukraine turns the clock twice a year: on last Sunday of March – an hour ahead, on last Monday of October – an hour back. Five months in a year Ukraine lives under the “winter” time (UTC+2), and seven – under the “summer” time (UTC+3).
The decision of the EU might mean that the daylight-savings will be cancelled in Ukraine as well.