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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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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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ACCOBAMS Celebrates its 20th Anniversary


ACCOBAMS is an intergovernmental agreement to reduce threats which endanger Cetaceans (a family of marine mammals which include whales, dolphins and porpoises) by improving understanding of these animals and implementing appropriate conservation measures. The sixth meeting of the parties to ACCOBAMS was held in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, the Minister of State and many other key figures …

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Monaco

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Principality took part in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on the 25th of November, 2016 by launching a poster campaign, a new help-line for victims, a public lecture and discussion about violence against women and more. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, an initiative supported by the United Nations, is …

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DTC Held an Annual Evening to announce the result of its work

The DTC Organises a Tourism Evening

This week, to close the annual meeting of Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority’s (DTC’s) offices abroad, an evening concerning tourism was organised at the Méridien Beach Plaza. Serge Telle, Minister of State, Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy and all the partners of the DTC were all present during the occasion. With the involvement of his staff, the Director …

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Jimmy’z Employees may Strike Today

Jimmyz strike

The “brigade volante” of the ‘Société des Bains de Mer’ could go on strike this Saturday, which would be a blow to the 10th Nuits des Associations. Twenty-four employees from the “SBM Flying Squad” at Jimmy’z, now closed for work, must be reclassified or retired. Didier Pelassy, Staff Representative and waiter, Raphaël Bonniez, Staff Representative and waiter, Jean-Luc Cloupet, Staff …

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Monaco Negotiates with the EU

Serge Telle The Minister of State

The Minister of State was invited to the Monaco Press club this week. It was an opportunity for Serge Telle to discuss the negotiations with the European Union. Serge Telle is someone who takes his time to exchange, explain and listen, not confusing communication with information. The former diplomat, notably France’s first ambassador to Monaco, The Minister of State since …

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Problems at Radio Monaco

Problems at Radio Monaco

Next month, a local broadcaster will cease to exist. Eight of the 12 employees of Radio Monaco will leave the company on 31 December. After weeks of silence, they speak out about their leaving conditions. Eight men and women, fellow journalists and passionate about information, have all been dismissed by Radio Monaco. At the end of December, two thirds of …

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Monaco Takes Part in the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme

World Food Programme

From 14 to 17 November 2016, Monaco took part in the work of the 2nd Session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP), which adopted its Strategic Plan for 2017-2021, which sets out programming by country, as well as its Financing Framework. This new strategy is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in …

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New currency in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Renoirs, a new currency

If you happen to spend a weekend in Cagnes-sur-Mer, don’t forget to change your euros into Renoirs. That’s right, this coastal French town has recently launched a new currency. Renoirs named after a French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, can now be exchanged against euros. Where does this idea come from and who benefits from it? Renoir adored his time on the …

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