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Franco-Monegasque Cooperation Committee of 01/04/2008

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

The Franco-Monegasque Cooperation Committee met last April 1st in Paris at the French Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, represented on the French side by Mr Gérard Errera, the Secretary General of the French Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, and on the Monegasque side, by H.E. Mr Jean-Paul Proust, Minister of State. (more…)

Man from Monaco set to renew assault on HSBC management

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Rebel HSBC shareholder Eric Knight is set to step up his campaign against Europe’s biggest bank, despite what sources close to his company suggest was a cordial and helpful meeting between the two parties last week. (more…)

Glenn had big plans in Monaco

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Controversial expat billionaire Owen Glenn says he would have run international rugby, netball and beach volleyball competitions if he had become New Zealand’s honorary consul in Monaco. (more…)

Monaco vows to help German tax probe

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Germany on Wednesday said Monaco had pledged to improve co-operation with Berlin in fighting tax fraud, money laundering and ­corruption. (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…)

Wen Jiabao Meets with Monaco Head of State Prince Albert II

Friday, April 27th, 2007

On April 25, 2007, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Monaco Head of State Prince Albert II in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai. Wen said China and Monaco had always respected each other and treated each other as equals with bilateral ties deepening continuously despite far distance and large disparities on size, population and social systems. He said currently bilateral ties enjoy a sound basis and broad prospects for development as well. China would like to continue high-level contact with Monaco and expand cooperation in finance, insurance, tourism and environmental protection, so as to promote bilateral ties for the benefit of both peoples, said Wen. Albert II expressed hope that both sides will deepen friendship, expand cooperation and achieve lasting development of bilateral ties. Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and other officials attended the meeting. 

Monaco Passport culture 2007

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Feel like spending the summer having fun? With the Pass’Sport Culture, it’s possible. Geared towards youngsters between the ages of 13 and 21, who are either residents of Monaco or go to school there, the Pass’Sport Culture gives them the opportunity to try out around thirty different sports or cultural activities throughout July and August.  

Every week, various dance courses are organised (salsa, oriental dance, Afro-Latin dance, hip-hop, body expression), creative and cultural workshops (photography, making short films, plastic and graphic arts as well as the theatre). For the sportiest among you, this year you will be given the chance to start or to improve a whole range of activities including judo, aikido, fencing, table tennis, beach volley ball and tennis. Another idea: how about an afternoon of mountain biking in La Turbie or a day of water hiking in the back country…? The Pass’Sport Culture is set up by the Department of National Education, Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs

Former CNN employee talks to Monegasque pupils

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

CNN news came to Monaco thanks to Mark Collins who worked for the American television station while living in London. Monegasque pupils and their English teacher Elisabeth Gondeau from the Lycée Albert I, terminale S2, and European section enjoyed a lively two-hour interactive talk with Mr. Collins, at the Princess Grace Irish Library. More...The pupils, who speak fluent English, were delighted to learn the history of CNN, the American news television station, created in 1980 by Ted Turner, the iconic media mogul and philanthropist. Mark Collins, who worked for CNN in London, explained the ethos of his former employee, saying that Mr. Turner epitomized the qualities necessary for a successful and satisfying career.  ‘He is a visionary, a preserving man who is confident and at ease with himself. These qualities can be acquired by everyone, especially young people on the verge of launching their professional career.’ He went on to give advice to the students saying ‘It doesn’t matter what career you choose, whether it be as a musician, business person or artisan, as long as you maintain your vision and self-belief, you will be successful.’ Students thanked Mark Collins for the inspiring, helpful talk and advice and he in turn concluded with the positive and reassuring comment ‘With young people this smart, the future is bright.’ Mr. Collins is an Irish Citizen born in New York and today resides in Monaco.