On the Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week
Here's a look at the big news and cultural events taking place in France this week that you should know about.
Published: 25 February 2019 11:21 CET
Monday February 25th
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to give a joint press conference with Iraqi President Barham Saleh one year after victory was announced against the Islamic State in Iraq.
“This meeting will be an opportunity for the French president to confirm France's full support to help Iraq meet the challenges of security, stabilization, inclusive governance and reconstruction of the country,” said the Elysee.
Who said Parisians are always serious? For those who want to carry on the party spirit of Nice, Paris has its own one-day carnival, which will see locals dressing up and walking through the streets of the French capital.
Free to all those that want to get involved, the parade will start at Place Gambetta and finish at Place de la Republique and there couldn't be a more fun way to see a different side of Paris.
Formal adoption of regulations concerning télétravail (remote working) for public sector workers.
Wednesday, July 14th
Public holiday in France to mark the fête nationale, or Bastille Day as its known in the anglophone world. The traditional military parade will take place on the Champs Elysées and most towns will host firework displays, with extra restrictions in place for crowds. For a full roundup of events, click HERE.
Prime Minister Jean Castex travels to Nice to take part in memorials for the victims of the 2016 terror attack.
Thursday, July 15th
The courts are scheduled to examine the controversial closure of a factory by the Manoir Industries de Pitres in Eure, northern France.
Friday, July 16th
The Eiffel Towerreopens to the public. Numbers are limited by health restrictions, so advance booking is advised.
Next stage in the probe into justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, who is accused of a conflict of interest in relation to his previous work as a lawyer. He could be formally charged.
Saturday, July 17th
Closing ceremony of the Cannes film festival.
Sunday, July 18th
Final stage of the Tour de France as riders enter Paris along the Champs-Elysée.
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