The EU rapporteur for Dansk Folkeparti, Kenneth Kristensen Berth, proposes to ban face-covering head garments, such as burkas and niqabs, in Denmark – for security reasons.

Berth is inspired by Germany's interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, who has announced the ban of burkas will be part of his new reform package, 'Increased Security for Germany'.

"I think this is the right thing to do, and it is good there is someone who is following in France's footsteps," Berth told Metroxpress.

"We should do the same here in Denmark, and it's just about setting it in motion as soon as possible."

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