Every week is Monaco is different but every week is interesting. And in case you missed any of the news we selected for you the most interesting pieces.
Monaco evenings are illuminated with pink lights for international breast cancer awareness month. On Thursday 4 October at nightfall, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Conseil National de Monaco, The Yacht Club, the Monte-Carlo Casino and Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo began to shine with bright pink lights, in a gesture of support for victims of breast cancer.
Surrounded by teams from the Mission for Energy Transition, the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility, and the Department of the Environment, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, the Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, yesterday gave a presentation to the media on the new energy regulations for buildings in the Principality.
Monaco is continually reinventing itself. Tradition mixed with vitality is a delicate balance and it is about to play out in Larvotto itself. Just west of Larvotto is the mega-project of Portier Cove – an extension of Monaco in harmony with the sea. If one considers Monaco’s extensions into the sea as part of a fifty year cycle, then Portier Cove is an evolution that naturally follows the Fontvieille extension of Monaco of times past.
Pirelli has just opened P Zero World Monte-Carlo, a new Flagship Store, the second one in Europe after Munich and the third in the world after Los Angeles. The store was born out of an exclusive partnership between Pirelli & PitStop Monte Carlo.
AS Monaco is having its most challenging start to the season for over a decade. In fact, we can’t remember a season like this since the 2006/2007 season. Jardim must be tearing his hair out looking for a breakthrough. Sometimes it takes a special player with flair to change the dynamic. Soccer is a team sport, but even within highly disciplined teams there are magic moments that turn the game – and these magic moments come from unique talents.
For several weeks, individuals in an organized gang have been assuming the identity of high personalities in the Principality to try to get in touch with their friends, relatives, corporate leaders or other persons by email, SMS or videoconference using apps similar to WhatsApp.
The Monegasque Federation of Athletics and its president HSH Prince Albert II strive every year to make the Monaco Herculis EBS Meet a momentous event of high-level track and field competitions.
The end of the track and field season has just officially marked the Herculis EBS Monaco meeting, the best meeting in the world in 2018 according to the IAAF ranking. It’s not surprising given the star-studded turn-out of athletes for the meeting. There were more records set in Louis Stade II on July 20th this year than HelloMonaco can remember has happened since 2015. And it was in Monaco too in 2015 that set the athletic’s world talking.
George Gershwin wrote: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”. Better be careful with that word Easy, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, billionaire businessman, has it trademarked. And it is unlikely that you will use it in business and sneak it past him. Netflix has just discovered this the hard way after launching a Chicago based comedy series called Easy that has featured Orlando Bloom and Emily Ratajkowski. Guess what – Stelios does not see the funny side of this comedy and has launched an injunction to prevent Netflix from using the word Easy in Europe. Stelios is the entrepreneur behind easyJetand its holding company easyGroup.
The Department of Urban Amenities today organised a press briefing on utility upgrades which are set to be carried out on the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique, starting on 8 October. The briefing was held in the presence of the various concession holders that will undertake the work: the Société Monégasque d’Electricité et du Gaz (SMEG), Monaco Telecom, the Société Monégasque des Eaux (SMEAUX), the Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (SMA) and the company SIVIA’M.