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Lithuania hopes to kill daylight savings time

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Lithuania said that it would push the European Union to abolish its law on daylight saving time, claiming that most people find it annoying to have to adjust their clocks twice a year.

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The Baltic nation’s parliament voted 76 to seven, with seven abstentions, in favour of the government’s proposal to open negotiations with the European Commission.

“The government decided to initiate discussions within the EU about whether the directive is still relevant,” Deividas Matulionis, adviser to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, told AFP.

Lithuania’s foreign and communication ministers will soon start consultations with the EU executive and member states.

An opinion poll published this year showed that 79% of people in the nation of 2.8 million were against the annual ritual of adjusting clocks forward by one hour in the spring and then back an hour in the autumn.

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