Thomas de Maizière
"We reject the full veil — not just the burka but the other forms of full veil where only the eyes are visible," said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Friday.
The movement has experienced a slight revival in recent weeks, as Germany continues to face the challenges posed by a huge influx of refugees.
The move is said to be an attempt to clamp down on the abuse Germany claims has been a growing problem. The question is just: who is abusing the welfare?