On Saturday night/Sunday morning we will go to daylight saving time. Then the time is set for the nearest summer, i.e. one hour ahead.
“When we set the clock forward, the night becomes an hour shorter. Fortunately, we can enjoy brighter evenings in the future,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (Venstre) in a press release.
She is the one who can call herself a time minister, since her ministry is responsible for the Norwegian Metrology Service. This agency’s main responsibility is to ensure that all measuring equipment in Norway is trusted nationally and internationally.
In 2018, the European Commission presented proposals to abolish the system of setting the clock back and forth, but so far it has not happened.
“I know that many people think a lot about resetting the clock. Should the proposal be adopted in the EU, it is up to each EU country to decide whether they want to use summer time or winter time as their normal time. Then Norway must also decide what we want to do,” says the Minister of Trade and Industry.
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