Central European time (CET time), which is used in most of Europe, is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of coordinated universal time (UTC)/Greenwich, with a time offset of UTC + 1/GMT 1 (winter).
Most EU Member States have adopted the use of Cet time in summer (Central European summer time) daylight saving time in summer, with UTC + 2.
The German Empire unified time zones in 1893 utilizing CET (MEZ). During the struggle it was set up in all the occupied territories.
Time in the world, is based on Greenwich mean time (coordinated universal time UTC) is almost exactly the same as GMT). From late March to late October the clocks are forward by one hour to produce British summer, a change which, since 1997, has been brought into line with the rules of the European Union for Central European time and other time zones in the European Union. CET time is always an hour more than British time.
By the end of the 1960s, especially after the 1990s, there were arguments for the benefits of changes to a system based on CET.
In 1968, a 3-year old experiment was carried out , when the United Kingdom (and Eire), pilot utilized the British Standard Time (GMT + 1) Clocks were forwarded from March 1968 and were not put again till October 1971. This gave the opportunity to evaluate the impact of the alignment with the other countries of the EC to change the light of day in a number of issues, especially the victims of road accidents. The conclusions were not clear. An examination by Parliament of the United Kingdom was famous because it was unimaginable to measure the most important and the advantages and disadvantages, and it was concluded that the decision of whether to maintain the brand new system will rely upon a qualitative judgement. Neither experiment generally popular: rivals, especially those based in Scotland, stressed the increase in the number of road accidents (which include many children walk to school) in the dark mornings cheimwniatika? However, the Royal Society for the prevention of accidents (ROSPA), a fervent supporter of the change of Single/Double summer season (SDST) to Britain, which resulted within the adaptation of the United Kingdom with the CET, has stated that the rise was more than the offset by the reduction of accidents in the night time and a total of 2,500 deaths and severe injuries had been prevented in each year of the probationary period. However, the British Parliament voted overwhelmingly to suspend the experiment.
Benefits of a switch to CET time, reported by ROSPA and supported by other leading organizations, such as the CBI does not include includes only improvements in the number of victims, but also the benefits to the environment, businesses, tourism, recreation, health and well-being of prosperity, crime and the elderly. 2010 staff Bill presented to the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the conservative Deputies Rebecca Harris, suggesting that a move towards single/Double summer time, which received first reading in the House of Commons on 3 December 2010, when legislators voted against 92-10 in support. Nonetheless, the Bill is unlikely to go with out State help, and at the end of the parliamentary debate on the Invoice, it is the Government's Minister who is liable for this area of coverage, Ed Davey, said that the Government, is opposed to the Invoice, because "the necessary consensus in all parts of the United Kingdom does not exist to justify a change, or the adoption of any legislation on the topic". Strong feelings for and against the proposal already expressed in the British media, with newspapers such as the Daily Express claiming that others, particularly the Daily Mail, opposed this.
Central Europe during the day
The following countries and cities have introduced the use of Central Europe during the day between 1: 00 UTC on the last Sunday in March, and 1: 00 UTC on the last Sunday in October:
* Albania, frequently since 1975
* Andorra, often since 1984