Big Bangers Ban on New Year’s Eve? "Chinaboeller-2" by Sebastian Ritter - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons

Big Bangers Ban on New Year’s Eve?

By  Thursday, 3.12.2015, 18:33    General News

One of Germany’s most popular Members of Parliament (Bundestag), 76-year-old Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party member Hans-Christian Ströbele, has yesterday proposed a ban for the loudest bangers for this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. He fears that citizens might be frightened by the loud bangers following the Paris terrorist attacks and the cancellation of the football friendly between Germany and the Netherlands due to terrorist threats in November.

His intention is to ban only the loudest bangers that are “three to ten times louder than your ordinary banger.”

But his call was quickly rejected by the Federation of the Pyrotechnic Industry (VPI). VPI president Klaus Gotzen countered that, although he found the call “Nice indeed”, German and EU laws already specify a maximum noise level for firecrackers, he told the Saarbrücker Zeitung.

To get a picture of how it bangs on New Year’s Eve in Germany’s biggest cities, watch the video from Berlin below.

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Vilijam Zufic

Translator (German, Croatian, English), guide and unacknowledged blogging genius. Born and lives in Pula, Istria, Croatia. Educated in Germany, Croatia and the United States, economics graduate. Currently beginning to prepare to train for pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Married with children. Father of Croatia’s greatest football talent. Knows all there is to know about Istria, camping and bratwurst. At the verge of something big with the only German language blog on Istria No sense of humour. Here to meet like-minded people.

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