The spring can be already felt in the air; everyone is waiting for the warm sunny days. And meanwhile we selected for you here the most interesting pieces from the past week’s news.
One of the greatest sporting arenas in Europe – nothing less is in the cards for the future of Stade Louis II. It is a fitting vision for Monaco’s sports stadium. Brewing for some time this imaginative goal is about to enter an active phase – a makeover of the South East tribunes to include superb VIP accommodation.
A signing ceremony for the National Energy Transition Pact was recently held in the Grimaldi Forum, bringing together the Directors and Sustainable Development Managers of all hotels in the Principality. The objective: to remind them of the ambitions of the Pact and to win their support for a decarbonized Monaco.
Preparations for grand events – whether Grand Prix racing, Tennis Masters, other sports or culture; it’s part of the fascinating Monaco dynamic. Right now it’s all about making the Grand Prix circuit perfect in time for the race. Where else in the world is such a major part of a country’s road network resurfaced every year. At the same time, it is also captivating to watch the preparations for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis tournament. Almost a mini-city, including stadiums and marquees out of Arabian Nights are appearing now on Monaco’s eastern frontier at Monte Carlo Country Club. But look to the West and the Historic Grand Prix and the Formula 1 Grand Prix are the focus of preparations.
H.E. Mr. Serge Telle, accompanied by a delegation, consisting of Jean-Marie Veran, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Sébastien Lubert, Financial and Development Director at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is taking part in the 8thWorld Water Forum, which is taking place from 18 to 23 March in Brasilia. Almost 40,000 people from more than 160 countries, including decision-makers, politicians, experts and civil society, as well as those involved with water throughout the world, are meeting this year on the theme of “Sharing Water.”
An oil spill on the seaside resort of Larvotto has been cleaned up.
A hydraulic oil leak occurred during a technical problem aboard the Mimar Sinan vessel, which was working on the seafront extension site in the Portier cove, and about fifteen litres of oil were spilled on the Larvotto seaside site on the 26th of March. According to the information provided by the operators, the oil used is the “BioBar 68” biodegradable type.
Worried about rumours about a possible sale of AS Monaco or a possible takeover of AC Milan, Vadim Vasilyev, vice president of the Monegasque club has recently made a declaration on the team’s website.
The Hercule Fitness Club, a new municipal sports gym in the Rainier III Nautical Stadium, will be opening soon. The Monaco City Hall recently unveiled the gym’s logo, representing a male’s torso.
On Monday 19 March 2018, Mr. Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, signed an agreement with the five directors of Monegasque personal care companies and the Union of Monegasque Home Care and Support Companies, relating to the provision of care to enable elderly people who are in receipt of the autonomy allowance to remain in their own home.
Every year for the Easter holidays, Monaco’s City Council organizes events for children: egg hunts at the Exotic Gardens and at the Princess Antoinette Park. New this year, a farmyard will pop up at La Condamine Market. 3 events to celebrate Easter with the whole family!
Ecological Hot Air Balloon flies above Monaco with Prince Albert II
An ecological hot air balloon rose above the Prince’s Palace for the first time ever. The purpose of the operation was to find out whether a hot air balloon could be inflated on the Palace Square for future trips. Prince Albert II experienced the successful mission, boarded the beautiful balloon and soared above the Principality during one of the first times the new technology has ever been used.
Jeeper Champagne collaborated with Switzerland, Catalonia, Italy and Monaco to create the environmentally friendly air balloon based on a very simple inspiration: double glazed windows. A double-layered balloon with 6 centimetres of air between the inner shell and the outer shell keeps the heat inside. The balloon also boasts side propulsion too, a new feat in the world of hot air balloons. It also uses propane, the cleanest fossil energy and a special burner which leaves no residue. The next adventure for the hot air balloon will be a five-hour flight that might take passengers to Milan, Venice, Lyon or Saint-Etienne, depending on the wind!