EU Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Current time in each European time zone and DST rules

2013-2023 clock change dates

Current time in European Time Zones

>Western European TimeCentral European TimeEastern European Time

EU Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time) rules, currently observed

  • Start: Last Sunday in March
  • End: Last Sunday in October
  • Time: 1.00 am (01:00) UTC/ GMT - clocks change, go forward one hour in spring and back one hour in autumn (fall)
  • NB: UK is no longer an EU member and has not yet announced any changes in its Daylight Saving Time timetable. In the United Kingdom DST is called British Summer Time (BST)

Most European countries currently follow EU directives for time-keeping

Europe - Standard Time Zones

There are three different time zones

  • Western Europe Time (Standard Time = GMT+0)
  • EU members: Ireland and Portugal

    non-EU: UK

  • Central Europe Time (Standard Time = GMT+1)
  • EU members: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

    Non-EU: Norway, Switzerland

  • Eastern Europe Time (Standard Time = GMT+2)
  • EU members: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania

    Non-EU: Moldova, Ukraine


EU clock change dates 2013-2022


Latest on proposal to stop clock changes in the EU

The European Union and its member states are currently reviewing the clock change regime, following a proposal by the European Commission.

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