While the entire world is closely watching the opening of the Olympic Games in Korea, the Principality of Monaco has news of its own, and here we selected for you the most interesting news that recently caught our attention.
Between late August and early October 2017, Monaco Explorations completed 53 mission days at sea and travelled 3,150 nautical miles (5,800 kilometres). With its original scientific research, both at sea and on land, diplomatic missions aimed at protecting the oceans, media outreach to raise awareness, including among young people, and the distribution of educational tools, the initial stages of this three-year, round-the-world scientific voyage led by H.S.H. Prince Albert II has shown the way forward.
A seventeen-story building of exceptional refinement is being completed rapidly at the junction of Avenue Princess-Alice and Avenue La Costa. The Project is trumpeted as 26 Carre d’Or. It is at the very pinnacle of luxury residential living and is planned to be ready as soon as 2019.
Good relations with Monaco’s neighbours are highly valued by all Monegasque citizens and residents. It is one of the benefits and pleasures of living in Monaco. There are particularly close and special relationships between the two countries Monaco and France which are supported through a special Commission for Franco-Monegasque Cooperation.
A proud group of 41 people, who acquired Monegasque nationality over the past year, were honoured at a ceremony organized by Mayor Georges Marsan, in the presence of elected municipal officials, at the Town Hall.
Last year, the Monegasque telecommunications operator, in partnership with Huawei, a solutions provider in the information and communication technologies sector, launched the first commercial mobile phone network accessible to all compatible terminals reaching speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s – a world first.
The Monaco Economic Board (MEB), Banque Populaire Méditerranée and Gramaglia Insurance, held a new conference entitled “Country Risk: Analysis and Business Opportunities” recently at the Salon Bellevue in the Café de Paris. For the fourth year in a row in the Principality, Julian Marcilly, chief economist for Coface, outlined the main global economic trends evoked at the Country Risk Symposium in front of 1,200 experts.
Recently Mayor Georges Marsan and members of the Communal Council Jacques Pastor, Henri Doria and Claude Bollati, joined municipal employees and their families for the tenth “1 birth = 1 tree” plantation, organized by the Government of Monaco in partnership with the Office Nationale des Forêts (ONF).
800 Summer Positions in Monaco
Major hotels in the Principality are all looking for temporary employees in the hotel and restaurant industries for the summer season, which extends from the Rolex Masters tennis tournament in mid-April, to the Monaco Yacht Show in late September. The Société des Bains de Mer organized the first day of recruitment on 23 January to offer 600 seasonal positions.
On 13 February, the Métropole Monte-Carlo will hold its recruiting day to fill 70 positions. The Fairmont Monte-Carlo will look for people qualified in the hotel and catering sectors for 120 positions on 16 February.
AS Monaco in Lyon
AS Monaco athletes travelled to Lyon to participate in the indoor Inter-regional running competition. Tristan Baldini finished with a great time of 48.79s and should qualify for the French championships. Brice Etes, in one of his first 400 m indoor races, ran it in 50.59s. In the junior category, Charlotte Afriat finished third in the 60 m with 7.89s. Kilian Michaut participated in his first 800 m and had a great race with 1:59.39 and will likely qualify for the French Championships.
Special Olympics Monaco Alpine Skiing Competition
The 1st European Grand Prix for Alpine Skiing organized by Special Olympics Monaco was held on the snowy peaks of Isola 2000 from the 1st to 4th of February. The competition brought together 35 skiers representing Andorra, Austria, Catalonia, France and Monaco. Austria was the big winner at the top level for both men and women. In the intermediate level, the French boys and the Monegasque girls were the winners. In the beginner category, Monaco won the men’s competition and Spain and Andorra won the women’s.