Archive for the 'Legal News' Category

Talk-debate on the topic:“The fight against corruption”

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

The Department of Judicial Services, within the scope of the fight against economic and organised crime, supported by the Principality of Monaco and in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe, is organising on Friday 18th April 2008 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the courtroom of Monaco’s Court of Appeal  Palais de Justice – 5, rue Colonel Bellando de Castro A talk-debate on the topic: “The fight against corruption”. (more…)

Angela Merkel urges Monaco to be more transparent over taxes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, will urge Prince Albert of Monaco to boost transparency at his state’s secretive financial institutions when he visits Berlin next week. (more…)

Setback for Caroline’s paparazzi crusade

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Karlsruhe, Germany - Princess Caroline of Monaco suffered a legal setback on Tuesday in her bid to prevent German supermarket magazines publishing paparazzi photographs of her leisure pursuits. (more…)

Prince Albert meets Angela Merkel

Friday, April 4th, 2008

German Chancellor presses Prince for more fiscal transparency 

Monaco’s Sovereign Prince Albert II’s long planned meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel could not have come at a more auspicious moment.Germany is in the middle of a highly publicised investigation into the tax affairs of its wealthy nationals, and yesterday Ms Merkel wasted no time in pressing the Prince on the subject. The neighbouring Principality of Liechstenstein is at the centre of the affair and one respected head has already rolled – the ex-Deutshce Post boss Klaus Zumwinkel – who is accused for evading tax by using banks in the tax haven. (more…)

A Monegasque delegation received at the Court of Cassation in Paris

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

A few weeks ago, Mr. Philippe Narmino, Director of the Department of Legal Services of the Principality was received in Paris further to the invitation of the First President of the Court of Cassation, Mr. Vincent Lamanda. The visit was based on the presentation of the Court of Cassation’s working methods (more…)

New safety regulations for Monaco Heliport, As from 1st March 2007

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

The new regulations only affect hand luggage. At home, when packing your luggage : Pack all liquids: water, beverages, perfumes, gel, shampoo, toothpaste, mascara, creams, lotions, oils, sprays, shaving foam, deodorants… in bags to be checked in to the aircraft hold! You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your hand luggage : containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml each; pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity per passenger (such as a freezer bag – format 20cm x 20cm). 

ExceptionsMedicines and baby foods for use during the trip. At the heliport : To facilitate the work of security staff: present all liquids carried to staff at the security check point for screening; take off your jacket and/or coat; remove laptop computers or other electrical devices from your hand luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you are being screened. At Nice Côte d’Azur airport : All items purchased after the security check (« Airside » zone) including liquids, beverages and perfumes… may be taken on board, regardless of their size. You may therefore purchase items in the departure lounge at your will (within the duty free allowances set by customs).

A conference on the links between money laundering and organized crime

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

On the initiative of the Department of Judicial Services, a conference on the links between money laundering and organized crime took place on Friday 2nd February at the Law Courts, before an audience of jurists and financial professionals. It was led by Gilles Duteil, PhD in Management Science, a member of the European research group on financial crime and organized crime and a legal expert at the Court of Appeal in Aix-en-Provence. (more…)

Coulthard fined over crash

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

A Monaco court has fined Formula One driver David Coulthard £330 for injuring a woman passenger when he crashed his Mercedes during a high-speed tour of the principality’s grand prix circuit in 1999. (more…)

CLEANOVA: Monaco in the forefront

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

The bench test for CLEANOVA new generation electric vehicles, manufactured by the « Société des Véhicules Electriques » (SVE), a subsidiary of the Dassault Group, continues after several months of use and approximately 10,000 kilometres covered in total within Monaco. A meeting to co-ordinate and share experiences took place in Sophia Antipolis on Friday 19th January within the premises of the Agency for the environment and energy management (ADEME) which supervises and gives financial support to this operation. During the meeting, representatives from Monaco were able to make their contributions and certify that the features of such cars have been globally satisfactory.

As a reminder, four cars are being tested in Monaco by: the Post Office, the Monegasque Gas and Electricity Board (SMEG), the Department of Public Car Parks and the “Société des Bains de Mer” (SBM). Over twenty vehicles are being used by some of the most important French organizations such as “Electricité de France” on various sites, the Post Office in Paris and Bordeaux, the towns of Saint Etienne and VEOLIA in the Paris suburbs. The driving comfort and gain in engine power compared to that in previous generation electric cars were particularly underlined by all testers. The Cleanova II vehicles that are currently being tested are small commercial vehicles transformed from the KANGOO car, and thanks to lithium-ion batteries, boast a range of approximately 150 kilometers of actual usage in Monaco with its steep slopes. It should be noted that one of the testers (SMEG) lives in the Roya Valley and uses the car daily to go to work (a round trip of 100 km) and that the car tested by the SBM is a “Hybrid-series” of a particular type known as an «EV range extender» so journeys of more than 400 km are possible. In view of its great success, the “Société des Véhicules Electriques” concluded the meeting by communicating the next stages to be implemented in the experiment. Consequently in 2008, pilot production vehicles, based on the chassis of various car manufacturers will be introduced to equip the fleets initially. Monaco has already positioned itself amongst the candidates to continue equipping its departments and companies with this type of technology, and these vehicles should soon be available to the general public. The upcoming EVER exhibition, which is taking place in Monaco in March, will give everyone the opportunity to become better acquainted with this high-performance technology which will prevent pollution and reduce greenhouse gases. The CLEANOVA bench test will continue throughout 2007 and Monegasque public services will be even further equipped with “ecological” vehicles with the purchase of several electric, hybrid, “dual-mode electric diesel” and “flex-fuel ethanol” vehicles. These initiatives and programmes, in addition to the promotion of car sharing, the reinforcement of pubic transport and financial aid for buyers - proof of the combat against pollution, both locally and globally - together with the development of clean and soft mobility, constitute strong priorities for the Principality.

Heightened EU security measures impact on postal services in Monaco.

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

New European regulations concerning road and air safety are set to impact on the times of postal collections in the Principality of Monaco. Heightened security measures will restrict the speed of heavy goods vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes on motorways from 110km/hr to 90km/h. Meanwhile, all mail items are to be scanned before they go onboard aircraft throughout the EU.  

Despite these constraints, La Poste Monaco has responded by establishing a later collection time of 4.45pm at the five most popular post boxes. These are painted white and are located at: - Pont Sainte-Dévote  (exit from the railway station),  2A Boulevard des Moulins (infront of the Tourist Office), Place d’Armes / Avenue du Port, Corner of Rue du Gabian / Avenue de Fontvieille , 57, Rue Grimaldi (the Panorama building). Six of the seven post offices retain a collection time of 4pm, with the principal Monte-Carlo office collecting at 5pm. Some 67 boxes located on the streets are affected by the new regulations and will be emptied between five to 15 minutes earlier than their usual times. The daily 5am collection remains for all post boxes and offices.