Gib keeps an eye on Spanish clocks
The Gibraltar Government is keeping an eye on a proposal to move Spain’s clocks back one hour – and has not ruled out following suit if the move goes ahead.
The Spanish Government wants strike a deal with businesses and unions to turn the clocks back an hour and, in so doing, bring the country’s working hours in line with other EU countries.
Supporters of moving the clock back one hour say it would improve Spain's weak productivity and allow for work and family life to better fit together.
“HM Government of Gibraltar is keeping the matter under review,” a government spokesman said.
Spain was originally in the Greenwich Mean Time zone along with Britain and Portugal, with which it is geographically in line.
But around 70 years ago Franco shifted Spain’s clocks one hour ahead to be in line with Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.