Clocks across Europe go forward on Sunday

The clocks across Europe go forward on Sunday, March 29 as the continent moves to Daylight Saving Time.

In Albania, at 02:00am clocks are turned forward an hour.

Under the current system, the clocks are put forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and back again on the last Sunday in October.

Daylight Saving Time is a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.

This may be the last time, after all EU member states were allowed by the European Parliament to stop observing the seasonal time changes and switch to either permanent winter or permanent summer time as they see fit. The law was approved by the legislative body a year ago when MEPs voted 410 to 192 to no longer mandate that member states use Daylight Savings Time in the EU from 2021.

This means that, in effect, the EU countries that want to remain on Daylight Savings Time would be able to move their clocks forward for the final time in March 2021, while the countries that opt for a fixed standard time would be able to make their final move back in October 2021.

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