Austrian Parliament Approves Ban on Face Veils

Austria’s Parliament has approved a series of integration measures that include a ban on full-face coverings in public, according to local media reports. The Parliament's approval on Tuesday night means that those who wear face-covering veils may face a €150 fine after the regulation takes effect in October. Other measures include an obligatory integration course for migrants who have a good chance of staying in Austria. The changes are controversial across Austria's political spectrum: the far-right Freedom Party has said they don't go far enough, while the Greens said they went too far.