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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

On the agenda: What's happening in France this week?
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Here's everything that is happening in France on the week beginning May 31st.

Monday, May 31st

The Covid vaccine programme opens up to all over 18s in France. The priority groups have now ended so all adults living in France can now book an appointment for their vaccine.

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France tightens up its travel rules for arrivals from the UK. From Monday, travellers must provide an essential reason for their journey, ruling out holidays and visits from second-home owners. France follows in the footsteps of Germany and Austria in tightening its rules over fears of the ‘Indian variant’ of Covid.

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Tuesday, June 1st

The end of the trève hivernale, which bars landlords from evicting tenants in rent arrears. The ‘winter truce’ usually ends in March, but this year has been extended because of the financial hardship caused by the pandemic.

MPs in the French parliament debate bills on anti-terror legislation and the extension of IVF treatment.

Wednesday, June 2nd

France’s highest court considers the long-running case of Patrick Balkany, the former mayor of a Paris suburb convicted in 2019 of corruption offences.

France play Wales in a pre-Euro2020 warm-up friendly in Nice, marking the slightly controversial return of Karim Benzema to the French national squad.

Regular meeting of the Defence Council to consider the health situation and whether extra restrictions – including tougher travel rules – are required

Thursday, June 3rd

Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival give a press conference to explain to details of this year’s festival, which is returning after a cancellation last year.

Friday, June 4th

Senate considers the bill of combating climate change.


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