Main Menu

EU countries

 
 

Denmark Becomes the Latest European Country to Ban Burqa, Niqab

May 31, 2018 — Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish lawmakers approved the law presented by the center-right governing coalition. The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. However, the law is popularly known as the “Burqa Ban” and is mostly seen as being directed at the dressRead More


Turkey Stops Thousands of Human Traffickers, Along With Illegal Immigrants

Europe chose “prevention of migration” while Turkey chose “management of migration.” (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Turkey’s Interior Minister S├╝leyman Soylu said Thursday that security forces last year captured 4,500 human smugglers profiting from illegal immigrants seeking access to Europe via Turkey. A favorite destination for migrants aspiring to reach EU countries, Turkey–bridge to Europe, has intercepted more than 644,000 migrants in the past seven years–it skyrocketed at the height of the civil war in Turkey’s southern neighbor Syria, latest statistics show. Speaking at a security forum in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, Soylu saidRead More