Austria has passed a new bill that bans the burka and niqab, will require migrants to take integration courses and will make refugees do unpaid community service.
In October, police will start handing out fines to women wearing veils in public.
According to The Daily Mail, migrants will be forced to attend a 12-month integration course. The courses will teach migrants German and about the values, ethics and culture of the country. Migrants who refuse to attend or do public jobs will have their benefits cut.
The measure was backed by ruling parties the Social Democratic party (SPÖ) and Austrian People’s party (ÖVP). However, the FPÖ party criticised the government for not going far enough.
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