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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 is what is happening in France in the week beginning June 14th.

Monday, June 14th

Senators consider France’s wide-ranging new climate bill, which includes provisions to limit domestic flights where trains are available.

Tuesday, June 15th

Covid vaccinations open up to under 18s – for full details click HERE.

The CGT union is calling for a ‘day of action’ from its members in the healthcare sector, who say healthcare is underfunded and staff are at breaking point.

France play Germany in their first match of the delayed Euro2020 football tournament.

Wednesday, June 16th

Youngsters across France begin the exams for their baccaleaureate qualification. This year the end-of-school exams are in a different format, with a greater emphasis on coursework and fewer exams, a temporary format agreed to try and minimise Covid-related disruption.

Thursday, June 17th

Reopening of Disneyland Paris. The theme park has been closed since October because of the health restrictions.

IN DETAIL: When do France’s top tourist sites reopen

Friday, June 18th

Two festivals make their return, the Lille piano festival and the Monte Carlo TV festival.

Saturday, June 19th

Occupation planned in central Paris by the environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion

Sunday, June 20th

First round of the regional elections in France.

EXPLAINED: What’s at stake in France’s regional elections?


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