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Winter time begins

The shift from daylight saving back to standard time is implemented in about 80 countries around the world

23/03/2018 09:03
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In the early morning of next Sunday 25 March, the clock will set forward one hour and at 2 am it will be 3 am. Every country in the European Union will uniformly adopt summer time for 2018.

The shift from daylight saving to standard time, which is implemented in about 80 countries around the world, became routine practice in 1974 as a savings measure in light of rising oil prices, and thus of energy. The European Commission is responsible for harmonising time adjustments in Europe, and revises and updates the directive every five years if necessary.

The clock will set forward one hour in the early morning of Sunday 25 March

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