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    Europe Votes to Ditch Daylight Saving

    There’s no time to waste. The European Parliament voted 410 to 192 yesterday to end daylight saving time in the EU by 2021 — though individual states can choose whether to continue changing their clocks twice a year. Each country would have to inform the rest of the bloc about its choice by April 2020.

    Is everyone in agreement? Some complain that the decision, which rested on an online survey of 4.6 million Europeans, was too heavily influenced by the 3 million Germans who participated.

    OZY asks: Will Germany become Europe’s sole powerhouse?

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