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European Parliament Approves Resolution to Evaluate Daylight Savings Time

European Parliament Approves Resolution to Evaluate Daylight Savings Time
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By    |   Friday, 09 February 2018 01:25 PM

European Parliament members approved a resolution that calls for the European Commission to investigate whether daylight savings time is helpful or a hindrance, The New York Times reported.

The lawmakers voted 384 to 152 Thursday on the resolution, which called for the executive arm of the European Union to look at daylight saving time and "if necessary, come up with a proposal for its revision," The Times reported.

"Numerous studies have failed to reach a conclusive outcome but indicate negative effects on human health," the Parliament members wrote in their proposal, the newspaper noted.

A French member of the European Parliament, Karima Delli, supported the resolution, according to the Times, saying, "Studies that show an increase in road accidents or sleep trouble during the time change must be taken seriously."

Daylight savings time was introduced in Europe and in the United States to conserve energy and cut down on fuel use, and to provide extra daylight in winter mornings and summer evenings.

The European Commission will debate the European Parliament proposal. Amending the law would require an agreement of all the European Union members. The process could take up to a year, the Times reported.

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