Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules

Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules

Germany's 16 states have proposed special rules for the festive season. From calling on employers to offer company holidays to allowing groups of up to 10 people to meet, here are the draft proposals.

IN PICS: Berlin brings in 2020 with fireworks and winter bathing

IN PICS: Berlin brings in 2020 with fireworks and winter bathing

German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

Majority of Germans ‘back New Year’s Eve fireworks ban’

Majority of Germans ‘back New Year’s Eve fireworks ban’

Hamburg to ban fireworks in city centre on New Year’s Eve

Hamburg to ban fireworks in city centre on New Year’s Eve

Berlin to impose New Year’s Eve fireworks ban in two new zones

Berlin to impose New Year’s Eve fireworks ban in two new zones

Berlin New Year’s Eve air quality ‘worst in Germany’

Berlin New Year’s Eve air quality ‘worst in Germany’

German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police seize 850kg firework stash

‘What’s happening on Berlin streets can’t be tolerated’: Politicians float New Year’s Eve fireworks ban

‘What’s happening on Berlin streets can’t be tolerated’: Politicians float New Year’s Eve fireworks ban

Politicians condemn New Year’s Eve attacks on police and firefighters

Politicians condemn New Year’s Eve attacks on police and firefighters

German New Year firecrackers kill two

German New Year firecrackers kill two

Why many German cities become a fireworks hell on NYE
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Why many German cities become a fireworks hell on NYE

7-year-old badly injured after friend puts firework down top

7-year-old badly injured after friend puts firework down top

Berliner investigated for hoarding fireworks

Berliner investigated for hoarding fireworks

Aldi takes flak after ‘Paris’ fireworks gaffe

Aldi takes flak after ‘Paris’ fireworks gaffe

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks

Ban big bangers to stop terror panic: Green MP

Ban big bangers to stop terror panic: Green MP

‘Please, no fireworks’ at Bundesliga games

‘Please, no fireworks’ at Bundesliga games

‘Warzone’ Berlin New Year video goes viral

‘Warzone’ Berlin New Year video goes viral

More than a million ring in New Year’s in Berlin

More than a million ring in New Year’s in Berlin

Police warn of illegal New Year’s fireworks threat

Police warn of illegal New Year’s fireworks threat

Boy brings 700 banned bangers over border

Boy brings 700 banned bangers over border

Man kills himself with illegal firework

Man kills himself with illegal firework

Customs officers try to block Polish fireworks

Customs officers try to block Polish fireworks

Man gets three months in jail for throwing firecracker at kids

Man gets three months in jail for throwing firecracker at kids

Man throws firecracker at crying child

Man throws firecracker at crying child

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker

Reckless fireworks fans face hefty fines

Reckless fireworks fans face hefty fines

Two Germans die in Hanoi fireworks blast

Two Germans die in Hanoi fireworks blast

Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks

Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks

250 tonnes of illegal fireworks seized

250 tonnes of illegal fireworks seized

Firework truck in flames blocks A9 motorway

Firework truck in flames blocks A9 motorway

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks