Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone. This zone is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European, North African, and Middle Eastern countries. During the winter, the Eastern European Time (UTC+2) is used.
The following countries and territories use Eastern European Summer Time during the summer:
- Belarus, from 1991-2011, now observes Moscow Time all year long
- Bulgaria, regularly since 1979
- Cyprus, regularly since 1979, Northern Cyprus returned to EET on 29 October 2017
- Egypt, used from 1970- 20 April 2011 and again from 16 May 2014- 20 April 2015
- Estonia, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989
- Finland, regularly since 1981
- Greece, regularly since 1975
- Israel, regularly since 1948
- Jordan, since 1985
- Latvia, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989
- Lebanon, since 1984
- Lithuania, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989, in years 1998 was changed to Central European Summer Time, but returned to EEST since 2003
- Moldova, in years 1981-89 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1991
- Romania, regularly since 1979
- Russia (Kaliningrad), in years 1981-90 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1991
- Syria, since 1983
- Turkey, from 1970-78 and 1985-2016, now observes Turkey Time all year long
- Ukraine, in years 1981-89 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1992, but sections of Ukraine including Crimea, Dontesk, and Luhansk have switched to Moscow Time all year long in March 2014.
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