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Time zones of Europe:

blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
Western European Summer Time (UTC+01:00)
light blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
red Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)
yellow Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+03:00)
orange Kaliningrad Time (UTC+03:00)
green Moscow Time (UTC+04:00)
Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time: Algeria, Iceland, Russia and Tunisia.

Template:Time zones of the Middle East Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European and Middle Eastern countries, which makes it the same as Arabia Standard Time, East Africa Time and Moscow Time. During the winter periods, Eastern European Time (UTC+2) is used.

Since 1996 European Summer Time has been observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October; previously the rules were not uniform across the European Union.[1]

Usage[]

The following countries and territories use Eastern European Summer Time during the summer:

  • Belarus, Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–89, regular EEST since 1991
  • Bulgaria, regular EEST since 1979
  • Cyprus, regular EEST since 1979 (Northern Cyprus stopped using EEST in 2016)
  • Estonia, Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–88, regular EEST since 1989
  • Finland, regular EEST since 1981
  • Greece, regular EEST since 1975
  • Israel, Israel Daylight Time since 1948 (which tracks EEST when the two overlap)
  • Jordan, since 1985
  • Latvia, Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–88, regular EEST since 1989
  • Lebanon, since 1984
  • Lithuania, Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–88, regular EEST since 1989, apart from in years 1998-2003 when it was Central European Summer Time
  • Moldova, Moscow Summer Time in years 1932–40 and 1981–89 , regular EEST since 1991
  • Romania, unofficial EEST in years 1932–40, regular EEST since 1979
  • Russia (Kaliningrad), Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–90, regular EEST since 1991, as standard time from March 2011.
  • Syria, since 1983
  • Ukraine, Moscow Summer Time in years 1981–89, regular EEST from 1992[2]

In one year 1991 EEST was used also in Moscow and Samara time zones of Russia. Egypt has previously used EEST from 1957–2010 and 2014–2015. Turkey, has previously used EEST from 1970-1978 EEST, Moscow Summer Time from 1979–1983, and EEST from 1985-2016.

Colour Legal time vs local mean time
1 h ± 30 m behind
0 h ± 30 m
1 h ± 30 m ahead
2 h ± 30 m ahead
3 h ± 30 m ahead

European summer

See also[]

  • European Summer Time
  • UTC+3

References[]

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