Early on Sunday 31 March 2019 – at 2am to be precise – Swiss clocks will move forward one hour.
This means you will miss one hour of sleep and it will be darker when you get up. On the plus side, it will be lighter for longer in the evenings.
In August 2018, after a public consultation, where 84% of the 4.6 million people surveyed across the EU called for an end to daylight savings, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said millions “believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that’s what will happen”.
The European Parliament said it is “crucial to maintain a unified EU time regime”.
In March 2019, the EU put forward a timetable for the phasing out of clock changing. Under the plan the last switch to summer time will take place in March 2021.
Switzerland is also likely to drop the practice, despite being outside the EU.
In February 2017, Switzerland’s Federal Council said it would follow neighbouring countries if they made the change, according to the newspaper 20 Minutes. Only time will tell.
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