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CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST) is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC+1 ) during the rest of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2 , which makes it the same as Central Africa Time , South African Standard Time and Kaliningrad Time in Russia .

CONTENTS

* 1 Names * 2 Period of observation * 3 Usage * 4 See also * 5 References

NAMES

Other names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time (MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet ).

PERIOD OF OBSERVATION

Since 1996 European Summer Time has been observed between 1:00 UTC on the last Sunday of March and 1:00 on the last Sunday of October; previously the rules were not uniform across the European Union.

USAGE

The following countries and territories use Central European Summer Time.

* Albania , regularly since 1974 * Andorra , regularly since 1985 * Austria , regularly since 1980 * Belgium , regularly since 1980 * Bosnia and Herzegovina , regularly since 1983 * Croatia , regularly since 1983 * Czech Republic , regularly since 1979 * Denmark (metropolitan), regularly since 1980 * France (metropolitan ), regularly since 1976 * Germany , regularly since 1980 * Gibraltar , regularly since 1982 * Hungary , regularly since 1983 * Italy , regularly since 1968 * Liechtenstein * Luxembourg , regularly since 1981 * Malta , regularly since 1974 * Monaco , regularly since 1976 * Montenegro , regularly since 1983 * Netherlands , regularly since 1977 * Norway , regularly since 1980 * Poland , regularly since 1977 * Republic of Macedonia , regularly since 1983 * San Marino , regularly since 1966 * Serbia , regularly since 1983 * Slovakia regularly since 1979 * Slovenia , regularly since 1983 * Spain (except Canary Islands , which apply Western European Summer Time instead), regularly since 1974 * Sweden , regularly since 1980 * Switzerland , regularly since 1981 * Vatican , regularly since 1966

CEST was used also in the years 1993–1995 in