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Document 31980L0737

Council Directive 80/737/EEC of 22 July 1980 on summertime arrangements

OJ L 205, 7.8.1980, p. 17–17 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 12 Volume 002 P. 54 - 55

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1982

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1980/737/oj

31980L0737

Council Directive 80/737/EEC of 22 July 1980 on summertime arrangements

Official Journal L 205 , 07/08/1980 P. 0017 - 0017
Greek special edition: Chapter 12 Volume 2 P. 0054


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( 1 ) OJ NO C 79 , 5 . 4 . 1976 , P . 38 .

( 2 ) OJ NO C 131 , 12 . 6 . 1976 , P . 12 .

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE

OF 22 JULY 1980

ON SUMMERTIME ARRANGEMENTS

( 80/737/EEC )

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN

COMMUNITIES ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY , AND IN PARTICULAR ARTICLE 100 THEREOF ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE PROPOSAL FROM THE COMMISSION ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE OPINION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ( 1 ),

HAVING REGARD TO THE OPINION OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE ( 2 ),

WHEREAS ALL THE MEMBER STATES HAVE INTRODUCED SUMMERTIME ;

WHEREAS , HOWEVER , THE DATES FOR THE START AND END OF THE SUMMERTIME PERIOD DIFFER AMONG GROUPS OF MEMBER STATES ;

WHEREAS THE EFFECT OF SUCH DIFFERENCES IS TO COMPLICATE TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THESE GROUPS OF MEMBER STATES , THEREBY MAKING TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MORE COMPLICATED AND COSTLY ;

WHEREAS IT IS THEREFORE DESIRABLE FOR THE SUMMERTIME PERIOD TO BEGIN AND END ON THE SAME DATES IN ALL THE MEMBER STATES ; WHEREAS THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE SOLELY IN RESPECT OF THE START OF THIS PERIOD ;

WHEREAS IT IS ALSO DESIRABLE THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE A COMMON DATE FOR THE END OF THE SUMMERTIME PERIOD AND , IN DUE COURSE , A SINGLE PERIOD OF SUMMERTIME ;

WHEREAS , FOR GEOGRAPHICAL REASONS , THESE PROVISIONS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO GREENLAND NOR TO THE OVERSEAS TERRITORIES OF THE MEMBER STATES ,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE :

ARTICLE 1

FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS DIRECTIVE , ' SUMMERTIME PERIOD ' MEANS THE PERIOD OF THE YEAR DURING WHICH THE TIME IS ADVANCED BY 60 MINUTES IN RELATION TO THE TIME FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR .

ARTICLE 2

THE SUMMERTIME PERIOD SHALL BEGIN IN EVERY MEMBER STATE AT 1 A.M . GREENWICH MEAN TIME ON THE FOLLOWING DATES :

- IN 1981 : 29 MARCH ,

- IN 1982 : 28 MARCH .

ARTICLE 3

THIS DIRECTIVE SHALL NOT CONCERN GREENLAND OR THE OVERSEAS TERRITORIES OF THE MEMBER STATES .

ARTICLE 4

THE COUNCIL , ACTING ON A COMMISSION PROPOSAL AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE , WILL ADOPT MORE COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES FOR THE HARMONIZATION OF SUMMERTIME .

ARTICLE 5

THIS DIRECTIVE IS ADDRESSED TO THE MEMBER STATES .

DONE AT BRUSSELS , 22 JULY 1980 .

FOR THE COUNCIL

THE PRESIDENT

G . THORN

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