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The “clean hands” case goes before the judges


The trial of one of the most high-profile politico-financial corruption cases ever seen in the Côte d’Azur begins in Marseille. It has taken justice an additional 7 long years to finally clinch the case known as “clean hands”, the sprawling politico-financial dossier which the criminal court is addressing this week. The 11 defendants have 2 weeks during the trial to …

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Christmas activities in Monaco

It's time to write to Santa!

It’s time to write to Santa! Santa Claus’ postal elves have just arrived at La Poste Monaco! The whole team will organise the mail for him, so he can keep busy preparing toys for delivery on Christmas eve. Writing to him is easy: simply deposit your letter or drawing in one of the Principality’s mailboxes by Friday, the 23rd of …

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Match report: Dijon FCO 1-1 AS Monaco

Dijon Monaco 1-1

Held by a valiant Dijon display (1-1), AS Monaco had to settle for a point which sees them provisionally retake top spot in Ligue 1. With a defensive set-up masterminded by Olivier Dall’Oglio, Dijon sought to contain the Monegasques from the outset… Playing five at the back with two defensive midfielders, the home side’s intentions were clear: take no risks. …

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Roca Team is going to face one of the roughest teams in the Ligue of Champions

Roca Team

LIGUE OF CHAMPIONS –  DAY 7 Aris Thessalonik/A.S. Monaco Basket On Tuesday, November 29 at 8 pm, the Monegasques will confront “Áris Thessaloniki” in Thessaloniki, Greece. Renowned for its bustling atmosphere, the Alexandreio hall is the den of the “yellow and blacks”. This complex can accommodate up to 5.500 people, some of them, “Ultra” supporters. These fans of the Greek …

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The 8th of December: Procession of the Vow

Prosession of the vow

The Procession of the Vow takes place on 8th December in Monaco, at the same time as the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the patron saint of the Cathedral, and the feast of the Venerable Archconfraternity of Mercy. Each year this event commemorates the vows of Prince Honoré II and the Monegasque people who thanked the Virgin Mary for having …

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M2PA Grants its First Funding to Marine Protected Areas in the Maghreb

The Association for the Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean MPAs. In an initiative by France, Monaco, Tunisia and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, later joined by Morocco, Albania and four regional organizations, M2PA

M2PA (The Association for the Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean MPAs) Grants its First Funding to Marine Protected Areas in the Maghreb. At its second Forum on Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which is being held in Tangier from 28 November to 1 December 2016, the Association for the Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean MPAs (M2PA) has announced, via its President, Xavier …

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Matalan tax case

John Hargreaves

Matalan’s billionaire boss John Hargreaves battles £84m tax bill by claiming Residency in Monaco John Hargreaves, who founded the Matalan fashion chain, is battling an £84m tax bill by claiming that he lived in Monaco at the time of the bill. In May, 2001, Hargreaves and his partner sold shares in Matalan that netted £200 million. HM Revenue and Customs …

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“Denis Ravera” Sport Boules World Championship

Boules World Championship

“Denis Ravera” Sport Boules World Championship Monegasque – Boules Club and Omnisports Hall, Espace Saint-Antoine – From 28 November to 3 December 2016. The “Denis Ravera” Sport Boules World Championship (Under 18-Under 23), held under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, is taking place from 28 November to 3 December in Monaco. 24 countries from 5 continents will compete in …

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The resident of Menton who threw himself under a train in Monaco died


The man who threw himself under a train at Monaco station on Monday morning at 10 am did not survive his injuries. Half an hour after the tragedy, the death of this 62 years old Mentonnais was confirmed by paramedics called to the spot. According to the Sûreté publique de Monaco, there is no doubt that it was a suicide. Following …

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Daily news from the Government portal

State Group Against Corruption (GRECO)

The 4th round of evaluation by the GRECO – a team of evaluators working in the Principality. On November 22 – 25 Monaco received representatives of the State Group Against Corruption (GRECO) within the framework of its 4th evaluation round on “Preventing Corruption among Members of Parliament, Judges and prosecutors. “ Since 2008, Monaco has been subject to 3 previous …

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