Austria to ban Muslim veil in public places

The ruling coalition in Austria has harmonized after several days of debate a package of reforms envisaging a ban on full-face Muslim veils in public places.

Source: Tanjug
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These public places include courts and schools.

The ruling coalition made up of the Social Democratic Party and the People's Party also agreed that police officers, judges and public prosecutors cannot wear head scarves "in the interest of appearing ideologically and religiously neutral while serving the state," AP has reported.

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