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EET – Eastern European Time (Standard Time)

EET is currently only used in some regions

Asia: EET is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing EEST.

Europe: Only some locations are currently on EET because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing EEST.

Time zone map of EET
Currently observing EET.
Observes EET part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +2:00).
Currently observing EET – Eastern European Time.
Observes EET – Eastern European Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as EET (UTC +2:00) but different time zone name.

Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Europe, Asia, Africa.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use EEST (Eastern European Summer Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +0200

An email sent from someone in the Eastern European Time (EET) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0200" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0200" does not have to be in Eastern European Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is EET observed?


European countries using EET in the winter and EEST in the summer

  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Areas and locations in Russia using EET all year

  • Kaliningrad


Asian countries/territories using EET in the winter and EEST in the summer

  • Cyprus
  • Gaza Strip
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • West Bank


African countries using EET all year

  • Egypt
  • Libya

Other time zones in UTC +2:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as EET, but can be found under a different name:

EET time now

Only used in some regions


Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • EET will be observed in Beirut starting from Oct 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  • EET will be observed in Bucharest starting from Oct 25, 2015 at 4:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +2:00
  • 6 hours ahead of Washington DC
  • Most locations changed to EEST

EEST time now


Sunday, October 4, 2015

UTC Offset: UTC +3:00

Go to EEST

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Other names

OEZ – Osteuropäische Zeit (German)

Example cities

Romania – Bucharest (Winter)
Lebanon – Beirut (Winter)
Egypt – Cairo (All Year)

Related time zones

EEST – Eastern European Summer Time (Daylight Time)

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