France’s draft plan to ban on wearing the burqa would involve a fine of €150 for wearing the full veil, Le Monde reports.
Anyone forcing a woman to wear a full veil faces up to a year in prison and a €15,000 fine.
Meanwhile, Belgium’s draft law would make it a crime to wear clothing that covers or partly covers the face. Penalties would include a fine of up to €25 and a week in prison, the FT reports.
Politicians in the Netherlands and Italy have pushed for similar measures.