A majority of German citizens wants according to a survey of fireworks bans in German cities. Almost 60 percent of more than 5000 respondents for such a firecracker ban, such as the opinion research Institute Civey found in the order of the Online portals of the Funke media group. To the question “Should be banned the Ignition of fireworks, in your opinion, on new year’s eve in the German inner cities?” replied, therefore, 41 percent “Yes, definitely”. Another 18.6 percent said “rather Yes”.

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Among women, such bans are initiated according to the survey, slightly more approval than men. The Association of the pyrotechnics industry (VPI) had recently criticized the increasing bans on new year’s Eve fireworks in major cities. Very less than a third of respondents decided or “fairly” against such bans are the Civey, according to.

First cities had already responded in the past. So Hanover has prohibited the Carrying and Burning of fireworks and rockets in the city centre for this year. Düsseldorf has advocated for the old city has a strict fireworks ban. In 2017, Dortmund areas declared by the Central station and particularly in a busy places to pyrofreien Zone.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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