Sorry, but you do know that the majority of the voters were Germans and they were influenced by a radio station promoting the poll?
1. It wasn't a vote, it was a 'consultation. 2.) I apologize to be part of a democratic process by making my voice heard and we will immediatley tell all our radio stations to NOT EVER AGAIN inform us about such a process and let the good folks from other countries have their way.
NOt to mention than all the experts are against it (at least as far as it concerns having Summer time as the leading time).
Some 'experts say keep summer time, some experts say keep winter time, some experts say keep changing the clocks every 6 month. Contrary to your belief I have no beef in this and could not care less.
There is nothing democratic about this decision
1.) a consultation of 4 million people
2.) The European parliament’s transport committee voted
3.) still have to be agreed with EU member states and the full European parliament if they are to become law.
4.) member states would be able to choose whether to remain on “permanent summer” or “permanent winter” time
and is very bad for countries in NW Europe (especially my country, The Netherlands).
"member states would be able to choose whether to remain on “permanent summer” or “permanent winter” time"
I can imagine a lot of countries will decide wrt their geographic location, same as in a single country where votes might be split between the mountain region and the coastal region. As in any democracy a vote will not make 100% of the population happy, no matter if on a state or EU level, maybe the final outcome will be to not change anything?
But to blame the EU, the Germans who participated in the consultations or a German radio station for making people aware of a consultation is just funny. Never thought of blaming your radio stations for NOT making you aware?