Nationalist party VMRO is to table a bill banning the use of burqas in public, the party's leader Krasimir Karakachanov has said.

VMRO is part of the Patriotic Front coalition that backs the minority government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

The move, which is expected later on Tuesday, follows a suggestion by Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov who opined it should be forbidden to wear burqas in public spaces, shortly after a trial on spreading radical Islamist propaganda began in the southern town of Pazardzhik.

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