On the Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week

The verdict in the new trial of Abdelkader Merah, brother of Mohamed Merah, a jihadist who shot dead seven people, including three French soldiers and three Jewish children, in 2012, will be announced in Paris on Thursday.

Abdelkader originally went on trial in 2017 to decide whether he was complicit in the killings carried out by his brother.

The official selection for this year's Cannes film festival will be revealed on Thursday.

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Friday April 19th

France's hard-left CGT union are calling on employees of large retailers to go on strike on Friday to fight against the social crisis.

According to the union, "more than 30,000 jobs" in French supermarkets have disappeared since 2014.

The 20th International Oil Summit will begin in Paris on Friday, with participants set to discuss the challenges of securing investment in the wake of global energy transition, thus meeting future oil demand.

The annual gathering of French Islamic organisations will also begin on Friday.

French Muslim leader calls for more mosques

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The verdict in the defamation case brought by former MP Denis Baupin against media organisations Médiapart and France Inter is set to be announced on Friday.

Baupin was accused of sexual harassment back in 2016 when he was deputy parliamentary speaker and launched legal action against his accusers.

Saturday April 20th

It's easy to see why the ancient city of Antibes, founded centuries BC and a favourite of Monet, Picasso and Renoir to name just a few, is an appropriate venue for one of Europe's largest antiques and arts fairs.

The stalls, some covered and some open-air, will showcase jewellery, artworks and furniture, and the event has become popular with international traders and collectors.

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