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Philatelists converged on Monaco for a pre-Christmas treat and other Monaco news

Sports, film festival, charity, social events and history… last week in Monaco touched upon all those subjects. And here we selected the most interesting articles of the week.

Philatelists converged on Monaco for a pre-Christmas treat

Monaco Cathedral

Recently the Espace Léo Ferré served as the venue for the highly anticipated trade fair with 80 stands allocated to postal administrations and international stamp dealers including veteran philatelist and UK specialist Victoria Lajer, and Commonwealth Specialist Andrew Mansi from Stanley Gibbons and Renaud Varga, manager of Wincennes Philathélie.

Making Monaco more Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

6th annual Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities
6th annual Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities@Direction de la Communication / Manuel Vitali

The 6th annual Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities took place in Monaco, in association with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (officially launched by the United Nations in 1992.) Making spaces more accessible and inclusive is important to the Principality.

5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series: ​All honours to the lady 

5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

Some 50 entrants and 150 sailors from nine nationalities were out again in force for Act III of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, organised once a month by the Yacht Club de Monaco from October to March, in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, an initiative of Valentin Zavadnikov. 

Who to be the President of the Jury of the 15th Monte Carlo Film Festival 2018? 

Claude Leluche

Under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Italian Embassy in Monaco, Claude Lelouch, French director and twice Oscar winner, will be the President of the Jury of the 15th edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy that will take place from February 26 to March 3, 2018 in the Principality of Monaco.

EU lists: Monaco compliant with EU criteria 

Flag of EU

On 5 December 2017, the Council of the European Union published lists of jurisdictions it deems non-cooperative on tax issues (the blacklist) and those which have committed to reform (the grey list).

Peace and Sport Forum: Thomas Preiss talks about “Common Goal” 

Thomas Preiss

Thomas Preiss is a co-founder of “Common Goal”, a movement that motivates professional footballers to donate at least one percent of their salaries to soccer charities that have the greatest influence around the world.

HelloMonaco managed to find out more about the organization of Common Goal from Thomas, who came to the Principality as a speaker at the Peace and Sport forum.

42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo: Great Art in the Fontvieille ring 

42nd International Circus Festival

In 2018, modern circus will celebrate its 250th anniversary and the Organising Committee of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, under the presidency of H.S.H Princess Stéphanie, want to put on a show befitting of this celebration.

For this 42nd edition, China, one of the birthplaces of the arts of the ring, will be represented by some truly astonishing acts…

The Military History of Prince Louis II 

Prince Albert II at Prince Louis II exhibition
Prince Albert II at Prince Louis II exhibition

In this article, HelloMonaco will share with you some history pages about the Prince of Monaco Louis II and his military service before he ascended to the throne of the Principality.

Stade Louis II – to be or not to be in Monaco?

Stade Louis II

Talk about throwing the cat among the pigeons – this idea of demolishing the majority of Stade Louis II and building residential units in its place for Monégasques is now out there. Put AS Monaco’s games in Cap d’Ail or Beausoleil. What to say? What to do?

Peace and Sport Forum: Jorge Casimiro, President of Nike Foundation about Nike’s initiative “Made to Play”

Jorge Casimiro

Jorge Casimiro, who is president of the Nike Foundation and vice president of the Nike Global Community, arrived in Monaco to participate in the 10th Peace and Sport Forum as a speaker. Jorge focused on Nike’s initiative “Made to Play”, which aims to stimulate active development. It is he who brings attention to the fact that active children are more successful in school and in life, in general. In the past, Jorge was responsible for PR and communications at Coca-Cola.

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