Tuesday 06 December 2016 12:54 CET
Merkel calls for burqa ban as her party toughens asylum stance
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban wherever possible on Monday at her conservative Christian Democrats' (CDU) party conference, as the party gears up to back her for a fourth term.
Wednesday 14 September 2016 19:36 CET
Merkel sees burqa as religious freedom but backs limited ban
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out on Wednesday against the idea of a complete ban in Germany on the full-face veil worn by Muslim women, saying that wearing it was part of religious freedom.
Wednesday 31 August 2016 16:53 CET
Majority of Brits back burqa ban, poll finds
The British public supports a burqa ban by a margin of more than two to one, according to a poll released on Wednesday by YouGov.
Friday 19 August 2016 10:41 CET
Conservative German interior ministers call for partial burqa ban
Interior ministers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative political bloc called Friday for a ban on burqas in parts of public life.
Monday 15 August 2016 16:49 CET
Merkel's conservative party considers burqa ban
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) said Monday they were considering a proposal to ban the wearing of the burqa.