In March 2019, various news outlets reported that the European Parliament had voted to scrap EU directive 2000/84/EC, which mandates the use of Daylight Savings Time (DST) throughout the EU. For example, see The Guardian or timeanddate.com, or the European Parliament website itself. The Guardian reports that all that now remains is that national governments give their assent.
Does this proposal imply that member states are mandated to not use DST (prohibiting time changes), or just that the EU will no longer impose it — leaving each state to decide individually? The news reports formulate that member states would be able to choose whether to remain on “permanent summer” or “permanent winter” time, implying that continued time changes in individual member states would not be allowed — but I don't see how merely repealing directive 2000/84/EC would do that.
Are EU member states still allowed to keep clock changes, even if the directive is repealed?