Bulgarian Nationalist Party Seeks Abolition of Daylight Saving Time

Society | April 9, 2014, Wednesday // 12:01|  views

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, photo by BGNES

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka has proposed the abolition of the yearly switch between standard time and daylight saving time (DST).

Ataka MPs, as cited by dnevnik.bg, noted that the long years of experience since the introduction of the daylight saving system in Bulgaria in 1979 had shown that it was an unfavorable move.

The nationalist party filed a draft decision obliging the government to revoke the decrees of the Council of Ministers from 1979 and 1997 on the matter, thereby abolishing the practice of switching clocks twice a year.

Russia abolished daylight saving time in the autumn of 2011.

Ataka explained that the disruption of the biorhythms accompanying the time changes brought about serious health problems, as well as numerous inconveniences in the everyday life.

Ataka MPs claimed that the observance of DST had been introduced during the Communist rule for economic purposes, in a bid to ensure that more work was accomplished in the light part of the day, thereby enabling electricity savings, while several decades of experience had shown that the practice was unproductive.

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Tags: Volen Siderov, nationalist party Ataka, daylight saving time


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