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Top 5 in the World Fight it out at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters and other Monaco news

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Top 5 in the World Fight it out at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

Rarely can a tournament field such a superlative list of world-class talent. Even by Monte-Carlo standards it is a barn-burner.

The top 5 men in the world have all signed up to battle it out. Add to that two players, Fabio Fognini (2019) and Stan Wawrinka (2014) who have won it in the past and you have a gladiator arena any tennis sponsor would die for. Lucky Rolex – and it makes up for the Covid health security rules which at the moment limit live audiences. This is sure to be one of the most popular televised events on the Sports Calendar.

How did Monaco’s economy survive the pandemic year?

How did Monaco’s economy survive the pandemic year?
Photo by Artem Podrez from Pexels

On Monday, 22 March, Sophie Vincent, the director of the Institute of Statistics and Economic Research of Monaco (IMSEE), published the economic report for the year 2020.  

Government advisers, together with the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Jean Castellini, and the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Didier Gamerdinger, have been involved in the launch of many measures, that have been undertaken to support and rehabilitate the Principality’s economy.

Prince’s Carabinieri “Fight Aids” on Bicycles

The Prince’s Carabinieri

The Prince’s Carabinieri are trading in their traditional uniforms for a brand new outfit: cycling jerseys! In support of Princess Stephanie’s association Fight Aids Monaco, the Prince’s riflemen have helped design a new cycling jersey. The fresh jerseys are currently available for purchase with 10% of the proceeds going to the association.

Monaco Scientific Centrer launches #InvestInHealth campaign

Monaco Scientific Centrer launches #InvestInHealth campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic which has rocked the world over the last year has highlighted the links between health and the environment.

Against this background, the Monaco Scientific Centrer, which celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 2020, and whose Marine, Polar and Medical Biology departments conduct research in the fields of human and environmental health, decided to launch the digital #InvestInHealth campaign on its social media pages.

The marshals have received their specialized training in advance of the long-awaited races in Monaco


Recently, 673 marshals were trained in the Principality of Monaco on the eve of several premium race events in Monaco, including the Monaco Grand Prix. The training was organized six weeks before the competitions.

The Chapiteau de Fontvieille was temporarily transformed into a track to carry out training for the 673 men and women, who will provide security during the three upcoming sporting events in 2021: the Historic Monaco Grand Prix from 23 to 25 April, the E-Prix on 8 May and finally, the Formula 1 Grand Prix from 20 to 23 May. 

Opening of a new Thai restaurant in Monaco

Opening of a new Thai restaurant in Monaco

The week after the launch of Mezze Kitchen (a new Lebanese concept for lunch and also for dinner deliveries within Monaco), Giraudi Group delighted Monegasques with a new idea, the so-called Thai dining room, which is located on Albert I. Tiny Thaï offers more than just lunch service (due to pandemic restrictions, the only way to visit any restaurant in Monaco currently is to have lunch), but will also deliver lunch and dinner.

New Agreement between Hotel Fairmont and its employees

Due to the health crisis, Fairmont Hotel management has had to resort to creating a restructuring plan. Implementation of the plan has begun during January 2021. For now the hotel has confirmed the voluntary dismissal of 47 employees and the forced dismissal of 6 employees.

Another Fraudulent Use of the Identity of the Mayor of Monaco

Another Fraudulent Use of the Identity of the Mayor of Monaco

The Mayor of Monaco, Georges Marsan, became once again a victim of digital fraud on Facebook. The mayor’s identity had already been used to steal personal information from residents of the Principality in 2018. History repeats itself.

Prizes to Be Won on the New Monaco App Playing “One Two Tri”

Prizes to Be Won on the New Monaco App Playing “One Two Tri”

World Recycling Day doesn’t yet have the following of Valentine’s Day but love for the environment is second only to love for a soul-mate. And Monaco, more than anywhere else, is proactive when it comes to protecting the environment. 

One of the latest innovations in the Principality is an application available on smartphone and tablet, launched by the Monegasque Sanitation Company (SMA). It’s in the form of a challenge for residents of the Principality: to test their knowledge of waste.

Busy Agenda of the Commission for Franco-Monegasque Cooperation

the Commission for Franco-Monegasque Cooperation
©Direction de la Communication – Manuel Vitali

The Commission for Franco-Monegasque Cooperation met in Monaco in March. The meeting was held by videoconference due to the pandemic. Established in its current form by the Treaty of 2002, the Commission meets annually, alternating between Paris and Monaco, and is intended to adapt and reaffirm the friendly, cooperative relationship that exists between the two countries.

Among the items on the agenda was the issue of the current negotiations on a potential association agreement between Monaco and the European Union. The two countries emphasised the need for the future draft association agreement to take account of the features which make Monaco unique in order to maintain internal balances within the Principality, as well as their commitment to respecting a number of Franco–Monegasque agreements that are useful for close cooperation between the nations.

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