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German interior ministers call for partial burqa ban
by Ben Knight
Germany's conservative interior ministers have released their much-vaunted "Berlin Declaration," which included plans for a partial ban on full-face veils in public. But rules on dual citizenship will remain the same.
After a number of recent noncommittal statements, Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has come out in favor of a ban on full-face veils in certain areas of public life, making a partial concession to his state-level colleagues in the Christian Democratic Union.
De Maiziere presented the interior ministers' "Berlin Declaration" on Friday morning following a meeting with his colleagues in Berlin on Thursday night to hash out the fine points of the plan.
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