Daylight saving time will begin in Hungary on Sunday, March 25, with clocks going forward an hour at 2 am.

The EU-standard change will slightly affect railway and Budapest public transport timetables.

Hungary adopted the daylight saving system back in 1980.

Under a 1996 government decree, summer time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Hungary has saved around 4,000 GWh worth of energy since the system’s adoption, an equivalent of about a five-week average consumption.

As we wrote before, the people’s populist Jobbik party has called on parliament to approve the scrapping of the twice-yearly clock change to daylight-saving time (DST). Read more HERE.

Source: MTI

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