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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visits Monaco

Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Mr Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, paid a working visit to Monaco on Wednesday 15 February 2017. He was accompanied by Mr Ralf Gruenert, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative for Monaco and France. This was the first official visit by a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the …

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Monaco civil statistics: Sofia and Gabriel most popular baby names

babies in hospital

One of the main civil statistics for the last year reported 938 births and 503 deaths in the Principality. Monegasque land must have been somewhat less fertile in 2016. With 1,067 births in 2015, there were only 938 in 2016. This is one of the main figures from Civil communal services, which have just released their statistics for the Principality. Out …

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Prince Albert II Foundation on the programme for 2017

Oceanographic Museum

Vice President of the Prince Albert II Foundation Bernard Fautrier discussed the programme for the Foundation coming up in 2017 with an emphasis on oceans. This will be a busy year, with strong international involvement regarding the marine world. Among others, an Oceans Week will be established, with a number of events being organized with links to climate change issues. …

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SIAM 2017 – The most innovative motor show in town!

SIAM 2017

Yesterday, 16th February, was marked by the beginning of SIAM 2017, the four-day open-air motor show situated right in the heart of the principality, which will be showcasing some of the top cars that the industry has to offer. However, it is not a motor show like any other. This event, created by Thierry Hesse, an important player in the …

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Seafront Extension project: security zone at Portier

Seafront Extension project

Construction has begun for the urbanization of the sea front: the necessary installation of a perimeter in the bay to prevent navigation, fishing and diving. In the Portier cove, the real estate future of Monaco is in progress with the construction of a maritime safety zone was at the site of the future platform. A sovereign ordinance published in the …

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The Scientific Centre of Monaco receives new donations

Prince Albert II

The Scientific Centre of Monaco was awarded two cheques of 140,000 and 100,000 euros respectively by Gemluc and the Flavien Foundation, representing invaluable gestures for the unwell. Another step forward on the common path: a boost of 240,000 euros has been given to fight the diseases plaguing society, about which still far too little is known and against which Professor …

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Brazilian dancer Fernandes da Costa Duarte student of Princess Grace Dance Academy wins Prix de Lausanne 2017

Marina Fernandes

A quantum leap for an international career Seventeen year-old Brazilian dancer Marina Fernandes da Costa Duarte, who attends the Princess Grace Dance Academy was one of the 8 winners of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne 2017, recognized also with the Audience Favorite award. Fernandes from Costa Duarte has to juggle studying with an intense schedule of daily rehearsal sessions. But her …

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New building in Monaco planned

Tour odeon

Residents and visitors of Monaco will have to wait only a bit longer to glimpse the start of new building by developer Renato Mazzolini. The work on the real estate project should begin within a year. It is an agreement between the State, the Compagnie des Autobus, the Municipality and Mazzolini. Some twenty years of negotiations and at last a …

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British Airways flights from Nice to Manchester and London-Stansted

Plane BA

This summer, British Airways will offer two new seasonal flights from Nice to London-Stansted and Manchester. From the 6th of May, British Airways will offer a flight every Saturday between Manchester and Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport. Departure at 13:05 (arrival at 16:25), return from France at 17:10 (arrival at 18:35). The flight will take place in an aircraft with a capacity …

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Urban news: Work on services networks and Offshore urban extension project


Work on Services Networks in the Avenue des Spélugues The Department of Urban Amenities undertook work on the sewerage network at the “Avenue de la Madone/Avenue des Spélugues” intersection from Monday 6 February 2017 for a duration of seven weeks. Due to the size of the trench that has to be excavated, a permanent alternating traffic flow system will be …

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