One holiday is over, the next is on the way. Learn what has been going on this holiday week in the Principality of Monaco.
The first budget estimate for 2023, called the “raw or crude” budget, because it is based on projected best estimates has just been approved by majority vote 22 for and 7 against. It showed a surplus of just over 9 million euros. Brigitte Boccone-Pagès, the President of the Conseil National was a firm voice in favour noting a lot has been done and the mandate can be finished with a feeling of accomplishment.
The major issues that always fuel debate are housing for Monegasques and Mobility in the Principality.
The World Cup is now over. After a month of competition and 64 games played, the final took place this Sunday with the coronation of Argentina, who beat France at the end of an incredible final which was decided in a penalty shootout. It was a match in which Youssouf Fofana and Axel Disasi, who came on respectively in the 96th and 121st minutes, had the honor of playing.
The biggest springtime festival dedicated to classical music in Monaco recently unveiled its 2023 program at the Princess Grace Theatre in the presence of Princess Caroline. Thirty-six concerts, conferences, masterclasses, lectures and more will take over Monaco from 8 March until 2 April. The upcoming festival, directed by Bruno Mantovani, has North American music as its major theme and promises to feature performances that are inventive, inspiring and powerful.
“Exemplary in its longevity and modernity, the Printemps des Arts faithfully perpetuates the spirit of openness dear to Prince Albert I and Prince Pierre in their time. Openness to creation: this year again, new works will enrich our listening and question our apprehension of the world,” said the Princess of Hanover.
There’s definitely a taste for TexMex in the Principality built up over 15 years at Stars’N’Bars. That mustn’t have gone unnoticed… but not from where you would think, not from Texas, not the U.S. or Mexico. It’s a major Italian entrepreneurial group who are targeting Monaco. They have already built up well over 200 restaurants around the world. They specialize in the development of themed restaurants. Based on 25 years of experience in Italy, the group claims a leading position in Italy in catering served at the table, if not the leading one.
And for the Principality they have decided to swoop in with a steak house, burgers and TexMex concept, which is already established in several countries including Italy, Switzerland and France where it owes its success to the quality of the dishes offered and the originality of its decorations which feature a real Far West saloon atmosphere, an original place to enjoy your meal.
Thanks to an attacking festival courtesy of the trio of Golovin, Embolo and Gelson Martins, the Rouge et Blanc concluded their ‘preseason’perfectly with a big win away to Leeds United (1-4).
It was a very prolific end to the ‘preseason’! After going quickly behind, the players of AS Monaco turned the tide to easily win against Leeds Wednesday evening (1-4), at the end of a match full of attacking verve. It was a great victory, which concluded a good month of training, just before the league and cups resume.