Winter and Summertime in the Czech Republic will continue to change, as before.
This was announced by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Jana Malachova reports Novinky.
According to the government-approved regulations, daylight saving time in the Czech Republic will extend next year from March 27 to Oct. 30, in 2023 from March 26 to Oct. 29, in 2024 from March 31 to Oct. 27, in 2025 from March 30 to Oct. 26 and in 2026 from March 29 to Oct. 25.
“We’re taking over the application of the individual procedure at the European level. Nothing changes. Daylight saving time has been in effect in Europe since 1979, except for Russia, Greenland, Belarus, Iceland, and the Norwegian islands,” Malachova said.
Daylight saving time was originally introduced to reduce energy consumption. According to the government, analyses conducted in some countries have shown that the savings are minimal.
According to the European Commission’s 2007 findings, most EU countries surveyed said that daylight saving time had no significant impact on agriculture, transportation, or tourism either.
The decision in principle that the EU would do away with Daylight Saving Time and Winter Time was made back in 2018. Then it was expected that 2019 will be the last time when the EU countries will change the time zone twice a year. To do this, all capitals had to choose which time zone they would stay in — each state chose between “permanent Summertime” and “permanent wintertime”.
However, the debate about this, as well as the adoption of the corresponding decisions, was delayed. Now, the EU will calculate that the last time change will take place in 2022.