EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s ‘anti-burqa’ initiative all about?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s ‘anti-burqa’ initiative all about?

Swiss voters will go to the ballot box on March 7th to weigh in on three issues. One of the most controversial ones is the so-called ‘anti-burqa’ initiative.

EXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland’s March 7th referendums?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland’s March 7th referendums?

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban
Switzerland

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban

Outrage in Denmark after EU-funded report brands it ‘Islamophobic’
Denmark

Outrage in Denmark after EU-funded report brands it ‘Islamophobic’

Burqa ban counter-proposal: Swiss government wants tougher rules on face coverings
Switzerland

Burqa ban counter-proposal: Swiss government wants tougher rules on face coverings

My best and worst days in Denmark
Denmark

My best and worst days in Denmark

U2’s Bono takes shots at Swedish and Danish politics at Copenhagen gig

U2’s Bono takes shots at Swedish and Danish politics at Copenhagen gig

Swiss region of St. Gallen overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’
Switzerland

Swiss region of St. Gallen overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

BBC cross-examines Danes on integration policy
Denmark

BBC cross-examines Danes on integration policy

Top Swiss court vetoes cantonal vote on school ‘headgear’ ban
Switzerland

Top Swiss court vetoes cantonal vote on school ‘headgear’ ban

Swiss government outlines counterproposal to burqa ban
Switzerland

Swiss government outlines counterproposal to burqa ban

Danish parliament passes ban on burqa and niqab
Denmark

Danish parliament passes ban on burqa and niqab

‘Because I have children and I don’t want to get into problems, I will remove my veil’
Denmark

‘Because I have children and I don’t want to get into problems, I will remove my veil’

Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister
Denmark

Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister

Denmark formally proposes ban on Islamic full-face veil in public
Denmark

Denmark formally proposes ban on Islamic full-face veil in public

St Gallen residents will vote on face coverings ban
Switzerland

St Gallen residents will vote on face coverings ban

Denmark’s burka ban could also forbid masks and fake beards
Denmark

Denmark’s burka ban could also forbid masks and fake beards

Shark mask wearer falls foul of Austria’s burqa law
Austria

Shark mask wearer falls foul of Austria’s burqa law

Denmark government announces support for burqa ban
Denmark

Denmark government announces support for burqa ban

Austria claims new burqa ban promotes ‘acceptance and respect of Austrian values’
Austria

Austria claims new burqa ban promotes ‘acceptance and respect of Austrian values’

Majority of Danes want to ban burqa: survey
Denmark

Majority of Danes want to ban burqa: survey

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal
Switzerland

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal

Switzerland moves a step closer to voting on nationwide burqa ban
Switzerland

Switzerland moves a step closer to voting on nationwide burqa ban

Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools
Germany

Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools

Danish party corrects spokesperson on burqa ban
Denmark

Danish party corrects spokesperson on burqa ban

When Muslim women are allowed to wear headscarves in Germany, and when not
Germany

When Muslim women are allowed to wear headscarves in Germany, and when not

Austria’s burqa ban kicks in this October
Austria

Austria’s burqa ban kicks in this October

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa
Switzerland

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa

German parliament passes partial burqa ban for officers, soldiers
Germany

German parliament passes partial burqa ban for officers, soldiers

Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban
Switzerland

Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

Opinion: the Bavarian ‘burqa ban’ is utterly deplorable
Germany

Opinion: the Bavarian ‘burqa ban’ is utterly deplorable

Bavaria agrees on draft law to ban burqa in public
Germany

Bavaria agrees on draft law to ban burqa in public

Tourism sector believes burqa ban damages Austria’s image
Austria

Tourism sector believes burqa ban damages Austria’s image

Sweden bans masks at football matches
Sweden

Sweden bans masks at football matches

Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters
Switzerland

Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters

Muslim girl loses case to be exempt from co-ed swim classes
Germany

Muslim girl loses case to be exempt from co-ed swim classes

Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom
Norway

Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom

Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’
Switzerland

Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’

Switzerland edges towards nationwide burqa ban
Switzerland

Switzerland edges towards nationwide burqa ban

Norway says no to burqa ban in nation’s schools
Norway

Norway says no to burqa ban in nation’s schools

Restaurant suffers backlash for throwing out veiled woman
Germany

Restaurant suffers backlash for throwing out veiled woman

British public favour French-style burqa ban
France

British public favour French-style burqa ban

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate
Switzerland

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate

Survey: majority of Swiss in favour of burqa ban
Switzerland

Survey: majority of Swiss in favour of burqa ban

Vast majority of Germans in favour of burqa ban: poll
Germany

Vast majority of Germans in favour of burqa ban: poll

Danish city’s proposed burqa ban fails
Denmark

Danish city’s proposed burqa ban fails

Teachers’ union: school burqa bans only isolate girls more
Germany

Teachers’ union: school burqa bans only isolate girls more

Woman fined for wearing headscarf on Cannes beach
France

Woman fined for wearing headscarf on Cannes beach

Muslim teen banned from wearing face veil in school
Germany

Muslim teen banned from wearing face veil in school

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino
Switzerland

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino

Ticino tourist sector has ‘real fears’ over effect of burqa ban
Switzerland

Ticino tourist sector has ‘real fears’ over effect of burqa ban

Saudis warn tourists to respect Swiss burqa ban
Switzerland

Saudis warn tourists to respect Swiss burqa ban

Danish school bars Muslim students from wearing niqab
Denmark

Danish school bars Muslim students from wearing niqab

Anger as Basel pool bans ‘maxi burqinis’
Switzerland

Anger as Basel pool bans ‘maxi burqinis’

French blast brands behind Islamic ‘burqinis’
France

French blast brands behind Islamic ‘burqinis’

Bank ejects Muslim woman over full-face veil
Germany

Bank ejects Muslim woman over full-face veil

Businessman vows to pay burqa ban fines
Switzerland

Businessman vows to pay burqa ban fines

Lombardy bans the burqa and niqab
Italy

Lombardy bans the burqa and niqab

Bavarian conservatives want national burqa ban
Germany

Bavarian conservatives want national burqa ban

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban
Switzerland

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban

OPINION: When France banned the burqa it ‘created a monster’
France

OPINION: When France banned the burqa it ‘created a monster’

Danish youth group accused of ‘racist’ skit
Denmark

Danish youth group accused of ‘racist’ skit

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban
Switzerland

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Sweden mayor compares burqa with slavery
Sweden

Sweden mayor compares burqa with slavery

‘Islamists treat women like rats’: Progress
Norway

‘Islamists treat women like rats’: Progress

Court backs right for schoolgirl to wear scarf
Switzerland

Court backs right for schoolgirl to wear scarf

Spain opens door to ban on burqas
Spain

Spain opens door to ban on burqas

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman
Austria

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman

Catalan town defies courts with burqa ban
Spain

Catalan town defies courts with burqa ban

Should Germany ban the burqa?
Germany

Should Germany ban the burqa?

Burqa ban rejected by parliament
Austria

Burqa ban rejected by parliament

Catalonia to push ahead with burqa ban plans
Spain

Catalonia to push ahead with burqa ban plans

Kurz opposes burqa ban
Austria

Kurz opposes burqa ban

Burqa ban isn’t enough says Strache
Austria

Burqa ban isn’t enough says Strache

Freedom Party calls for burqa ban
Austria

Freedom Party calls for burqa ban

Ruling could clear way for burqa ban in Denmark
Denmark

Ruling could clear way for burqa ban in Denmark

Norway braced for new burqa ban debate
Norway

Norway braced for new burqa ban debate

Nazi gets Spain’s first Islamophobia jail term
Spain

Nazi gets Spain’s first Islamophobia jail term

Italian politician faces jail for anti-burqa protest
Italy

Italian politician faces jail for anti-burqa protest

Catalan census links burqas with terror threat
Spain

Catalan census links burqas with terror threat

Muslim woman sues college over veil ban
Sweden

Muslim woman sues college over veil ban

Reinfeldt: no burqa ban in Sweden
Sweden

Reinfeldt: no burqa ban in Sweden

‘France is having an identity crisis over Islam’
France

‘France is having an identity crisis over Islam’

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans
Spain

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans

Judges okay brothels after mosque veto
Spain

Judges okay brothels after mosque veto

‘Equality matters more than religious freedom’
Spain

‘Equality matters more than religious freedom’

Passenger hits driver in ‘burqa ban’ bust-up
France

Passenger hits driver in ‘burqa ban’ bust-up

Swiss upper house rejects burqa ban
Switzerland

Swiss upper house rejects burqa ban

Swiss canton voters could ban the burqa
Switzerland

Swiss canton voters could ban the burqa

Couple to take burqa ban to Euro court
France

Couple to take burqa ban to Euro court

French court issues first Muslim veil fines
France

French court issues first Muslim veil fines

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France

Veil fines a ‘travesty of justice:’ Amnesty

Veiled woman given driving fine
France

Veiled woman given driving fine

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland
Switzerland

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland

Interior minister proposes partial burqa ban
Germany

Interior minister proposes partial burqa ban

Conservative leaders call for burqa ban to fight terror
Germany

Conservative leaders call for burqa ban to fight terror

Bus driver blocks entry for woman in burqa
Spain

Bus driver blocks entry for woman in burqa