Brussels is just a debate on the abolition of the Winter and summer time. Many Spaniards complain about the time change, many are calling for even an exchange in a different time zone.
Albert can the 31. March wait, when the winter time ends. The German lives in Mallorca. Finally the sun go under then, so early, he says. The longer days are important for tourism. The people came to the island, because there is light. Light is healthy, he says. More light in the evening, the would not get to Mallorca in the Winter, when there is the time change. "So, the transition has nothing, ultimately, only effort and for the people no Benefit," says Albert.
it's nice to see a lot of politicians on the island: they have introduced two and half years ago an application to the Balearic Parliament, the watch no longer. But it's not, the EU Commission is in favour of the subject. And the works well known fact, the change from summer - to winter time in Europe to abolish.Spain should change time zone
The Spanish government announced in the autumn, with the subject in detail and the advantages and disadvantages of the time change. And about whether or not Spain should not change the time zone. The calls for the National Commission for the rational use of Time in Spain already for a long time. It is a body which advises the government. Your boss José Diaz Canseco says that Spain was in the wrong time zone, it is in the Central European Zone. Speaking in purely geographical terms were Spain, seen in the Western European Zone, in the UK and Portugal were.
Up to the year 1942, the clocks ticked in Spain, as in London or in Lisbon. But the Spanish dictator Franco decided at that time that his country should belong to the same time zone as the friend of Nazi Germany.Spaniards would be more productive and healthier
it Would mean European time return to the Western zone, would Spain be more productive, it is of the expert Commission. The sun would sooner rise and more light in the Morning mean that people would be more alert and could concentrate better.
Also, the health of the Spaniards, a change of time would be of benefit zones, my the professionals. According to their investigations, the people would sleep better for example. "Spanish kids are sleeping at the Moment, on average 53 minutes less than the European average. 53 minutes, which is very much. Simply outrageous," say the experts.Not for all the detrimental
However, all Spaniards disadvantages of this see that your landing zone is in the Central European time. Some of the inhabitants in Madrid to say that your life would not be affected by the current time zone is uncomfortable. Many with small children even see advantages in it, that you might in the evening be longer on the outside.
this is Exactly what the people on Mallorca want. Therefore, many of them do not hope that Spain changed the time zone, but only soon end with the Back and Forth between summer and winter time.
Spain: Trapped in the wrong time zone
Oliver Neuroth, HR Madrid
04.03.2019 08:03 PM
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