In 2017, 70,000 Finland resident signed a petition to abolish daylight savings time. Though that's quite a few signatures, Finland is part of the European Union, and so must gain the EU's approval before voting to eliminate the practice.
Though the EU rejected a vote, they also began a "non-binding investigation" into the effects of daylight savings. Depending on the results of the investigation, a vote may be back on the table in the near future!
Gov’t of #Finland proposes that #EU get rid of DST. A welcome move!— Erka Koivunen (@ekoivune) January 26, 2018
Let’s not do it like they did it #Russia, though: first parking the continent to summer time and then refixing it later to eternal standard one.
The offset shuffling was even visible in The Dukes artefacts. :-) https://t.co/cDGcbXy39F
Finland eliminating DST might cause a bit of a wrinkle in time.
Finland wants the EU to get rid of daylight saving time, and maybe change timezone as well. It could be fun if the EU passes this, but the UK sticks with good old BST, as is likely. We won't even be able to agree what time it is anymore.https://t.co/wdl0lIt09n— Dan (@Dani3lBlackburn) February 5, 2018
Some Twitter users think Finland's idea isn't extreme !
But most just thought eliminating DST was a pretty good idea.
Coming soon to Europe: Y2K 2!