2012 DST News
15 August, 2015, North Korea -
"Pyongyang Time starts to tick", by Choe Chol Nam , The Pyongyang Times
- North Korea set its clock back by half an hour to GMT+8:30 from August 15, 2015.
29 June, 2015, Uruguay -
"Se derogo decreto del cambio de horario de verano", Camara Uruguaya de Turismo
- Uruguay plans to abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) this year (2015).
8 June, 2015, Morocco -
"Retour à l’heure légale du Royaume (GMT)", Royaume du Maroc,
Ministère de la Fonction Publique et de la Modernisation de l'Administration (mmsp.gov.ma)
- Morocco suspends Daylight Saving Time From June 14 To July 19, 2015 during the holy month of Ramadan.
15 May 2015, The Cayman Islands -
"2015/16 Policy Statement: Toward a Better Tommorrow", Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Cayman Islands Government
The Cayman Islands plans to introduce Daylight Saving Time (DST) by March 2016.
20 April, 2015, Egypt -
"No daylight saving this summer: Egypt's prime minister", Ahram Online
Egypt cancels DST (daylight saving time) for 2015 with the possibility of canceling DST in future years.
11 April, 2015, Egypt -
"Egypt to hold national poll on daylight saving time", Ahram Online
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Saturday ordered a governmental think-tank to hold a national opinion poll to ask citizens whether or not they support daylight saving time.
09 March, 2015, Mongolia -
"Mongolia to observe Daylight Saving Time from March 28, 2015"
Mongolia to resume DST in 2015.
28 January, 2015, Chile -
"Gobierno anuncia modificaciones al cambio de hora en Chile continental e insular"
Ministerio de Energía, Gobierno de Chile.
Chile intends to stay on DST permanently with continent time zone as GMT-3 and GMT-5 for the Easter Island-Rapa Nui.
12 january 2015, Mexico, Quintana Roo -
"Mexico time zones map in 2015 - Quintana Roo new time zone from February 1, 2015"
At 2am on February 1, 2015 Quintana Roo will set its clocks ahead 1 hour (to 3am). New Time Zones map for Mexico in 2015.
24 october 2014, Donetsk / Lugansk -
"Donetsk and Lugansk will join Moscow timezone"
Two self-proclaimed republics (Donetsk and Lugansk) in eastern Ukraine will join Moscow time UTC+3 on October 26, 2014.
20 october 2014, Donetsk / Lugansk -
"Donetsk and Lugansk UTC+2 may introduce Moscow time UTC+3"
Two self-proclaimed republics (Donetsk and Lugansk) in eastern Ukraine are considering to introduce Moscow time on October 26, 2014.
20 october 2014, Fiji -
"Daylight Saving starts on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014" The Fijian Government, Press Release (fiji.gov.fj)
Fiji starts observing Daylight Saving Time on November 2, 2014 and ends on January 18, 2015
10 october 2014, Papua New Guinea -
"Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea to put its clocks forward on December 28 2014", Radio New Zealand National (radionz.co.nz)
Papua New Guinea splits into two time zones: UTC+10 and UTC+11.
12 September 2014, Turks and Caicos -
"Turks and Caicos Post Cabinet Meeting Statement for Meeting of Sept 11, 2014", Turks & Caicos Islands TCI Journal
Turks and Caicos postpone to maintain Daylight Savings Time year-around till 2015.
08 october 2014, Belarus -
"Belarus will not switch to winter time on october 26 2014", Belarusian Telegraph Agency
Minsk (UTC+3) will have the same time as Moscow after October 26, 2014.
23 September 2014, Belarus -
"Belarus is considering the transition to the "winter" time", sb.by
Belarus plans to switch from current "summer time" year around to the "winter time".
15 September 2014, The Cayman Islands -
"Introduction of Daylight Savings Time in the Cayman Islands - Consultation Paper", Cayman Islands Government - Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce & Environment
The Cayman Islands are considering the use of DST (daylight saving time).
July 22, 2014, Russia -
"New Russian time zones and the corresponding areas from October 26, 2014", World Time Zone
New 11 time zones in Russia.
July 21, 2014, Russia -
" Federal Law "On Amendments to the Federal Law 'On the Calculation of Time'” ", pravo.gov.ru
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Federal Law 431985-6 return to winter time on October 26, 2014.
July 01, 2014, Russia -
"State Duma adopts bill on returning to winter time standard in Russia", ITAR-TASS
Bill to return Russia 11 time zones and adjust regions to the standard time
June 27, 2014, Morocco -
"Changement d’heure : Le Maroc à l’heure GMT pour Ramadan", lnt.ma
- Morocco will reintroduce DST on August 2 2014 after the end of Ramadan.
June 20, 2014, Egypt -
"Operating with daylight saving time will stop as of Thursday: Cabinet", Egypt State Information Service
Egypt will resume DST after the end of Ramadan.
May 08, 2014, Egypt -
"Egypt Restores Daylight Saving Time", AllAfrica, Aswat Masriya
Egypt will switch to summer time on May 15, 2014. DST will be lifted during Ramadan.
March 29, 2014, Crimea -
"Crimea switches to Moscow time at 22:00 local time (00:00 Moscow time)"
Crimeainform News agency
Crimea switches to Moscow time at 22:00 local time March 29, 2014
(midnight March 29-30, 2014 Moscow time)
March 17, 2014, Crimea -
"Crimea to switch to Moscow Time as of March 30, 2014"
Voice of Russia, Interfax
Crimea (Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta) will change its clock 2 hours forward on March 30, 2014.
February 19, 2014, Chile -
"MODIFICA HORARIO DE VERANO ESTABLECIDO EN LOS DECRETOS
N° 1.489, DE 1970, Y N° 1.142, DE 1980, AMBOS DEL MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR"
DE LA REPUBLICA DE CHILE, Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública
Chile plans to start "winter time" from midnight April 26-27, 2014.
January 27, 2014, Turkey -
"Yaz Saati Uygulamasi"
Yenilenebilir Enerji (eie.gov.tr)
Turkey will move clocks forward with one day delay- on March 31, 2014.
January 20, 2014, Russia -
"New proposal to return Russia 10 time zones and adjust regions to the standard time", World Time Zone
New bill will be more complicated than a simple change clocks back to the winter time and
if approved, will go into effect on October 26, 2014.
January 03, 2014, India -
"Second time zone for India "Seven Sister States" ?", World Time Zone, Alexander Krivenyshev
State of Assam wants to move 1 hour ahead of the rest of India or
follow the "Chaibagaan time" instead of the Indian Standard Time.
December 11, 2013, Jordan -
"Jordan Cabinet reverses decision to unify wintertime and summertime", Jordan News Agency (PETRA)
Jordan will shift to the Winter time on December 19-20, 2013.
October 24, 2013, Libya -
"CORRECTION: no time change tomorrow", Libya Herald
Libya cancelled its transition to winter time on October 25, 2013.
September 30, 2013, Brazil -
"Governo federal confirma exclusão do Tocantins do horário de verão", Globo Comunicação
Tocantins, Brazil is not going to observe DST in 2013/2014
September 28, 2013, Morocco -
"Maroc : L'horaire d'été (GMT+1) maintenu jusqu'au 27 octobre 2013", aujourdhui.ma
- Morocco extends DST by one month till October 27, 2013
September 27, 2013, Spain -
"Spanish MPs considering time zone change", TopNews Spain
Spain considers time change to the the same time zone as the UK and Portugal.
September 6, 2013, Russia -
"Deputies of the Russian Duma introduced a bill to switch to "winter time" in Russia", RIA NOVOSTI
The bill proposes that Russia return to winter time on Oct. 27, 2013 and reinstate the original 11 time zones.
August 29, 2013, Brazil -
"Acre, Brazil will attempt to re-introduce their previous time zone", WorldTimeZone
The proposed changes to re-introduce the time zone is just for Acre, excluding Amazonas.
July 08, 2013, Israel -
"Knesset Passes Daylight Savings Time Extension", jewsnews.co.il
Israel Cabinet approves to extend the current DST by three weeks.
July 02, 2013, Morocco -
"Morocco Suspends Daylight Saving Time From July 7 To August 10 2013", Royaume du Maroc Ministère de la Fonction Publique et de la Modernisation de l’Administration (maroc.ma)
- Daylight Saving time in Morocco will be paused from July 7 to August 10 during the holy month of Ramadan.
March 28, 2013, Libya -
"Clocks go forward Friday", Libya Herald
Libya starts using DST 2 days before EU countries.
March 8, 2013, Haiti -
"L’heure nationale sera avancée de 60 minutes ce dimanche 10 mars 2013", BUREAU DE COMMUNICATION DE LA PRÉSIDENCE
- Haiti plans to observe DST every year.
March 7, 2013, Paraguay -
"El 24 de marzo se atrasa la hora en 60 minutos", Administración Nacional de Electricidad
Paraguay will end DST on March 24, 2013, 3 weeks earlier than originally scheduled.
February 15 2013, Chile -
"Gobierno anuncia fechas de cambio de hora para el año 2013"
Gobierno de Chile (gob.cl)
Chile plans to start "winter time" from midnight April 27-28 2013.
February 8, 2013, Russia -
"Russia's Medvedev reluctant to reverse time changee", The Associated Press
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting of the Cabinet spoke against the transfer to permanent winter time.
February 7, 2013, Russia -
"Russian Government has decided to return the the winter time"(in russian), Izvestia
Russia plans to switch back to the permanent winter time by the end of the year (2013).
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