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EU Daylight Saving Time (DST) Rules

Clocks change dates in Europe

2021 DST started in Europe on 28 March

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 In the United Kingdom Daylight Saving Time is called British Summer Time (BST)
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EU clock change dates 2021-2013

Europe - Standard Time Zones

Most European countries follow EU directives for time-keeping

There are three different time zones across the EU:

Western Europe Time (Standard Time = GMT)

EU members: Ireland, Portugal

non-EU: UK

Central Europe Time (Standard Time = GMT+1)

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)

Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania

Non-EU: Moldova, Ukraine

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.

UK is no longer a EU member and has not yet announced any changes in its Daylight Saving Time timetable.

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