31.07.2015 0

Monaco: Pressure on Monoco to allow civil partnerships or similar unions for homosexual couples following European Court of Human Rights ruling

Homosexual unions could be an option in Monaco from 2017

This week the European Court of Human Rights sought to accelerate the legislative process in Monaco regarding same-sex unions. It follows a European Court of Human Rights recommendation on July 21 that all European countries establish a legal framework for the civil union of homosexual couples.Read more …

30.07.2015 0

Monaco: Louis Vuitton group of companies and Galaxy Entertainment snap up Société des Bains de Mer shares

SBM to sell 10% of shares

The Government of Monaco, majority shareholder of the Société des Bains de Mer, has signed a purchase agreement for 10% of its shares to be distributed, in almost equal proportions, to two large international companies – LVMH Moët Hennessy (the Louis Vuitton group) and G.E.G. (Galaxy Entertainment Group, Macau). Read more …

28.07.2015 0

Monaco: Rush on public housing in Monaco's most desirable new property sees majority taken before it even opens

80% of public housing snapped up in Odeon Tower

A flood of applicants have snapped up public housing in the new Odeon Tower, which is nearing the final stages of completion. It was revealed this week that 80% of the state-owned housing reserved for Monegasques in the luxury tower has been allocated to lucky new owners following the deadline for candidates.Read more …

17.07.2015 0

Monaco: Group will care for 100 historical former residences of the Royal Family

Safeguarding Grimaldi dynasty heritage

A new association has been set up to look after the historical sites of Monaco’s Royal Family. The new group will care for around one hundred former residences of the Grimaldi dynasty in France and Italy.Read more …

16.07.2015 0

Monaco: Belgians, Swiss, Italians and Slovaks do battle in Europe-wide pyrotechnic competition in Monaco

Firework competition heats up

Switzerland had a go in early July, in two days’ time it’s Belgium’s turn - the annual firework competition in Monaco heats up on Saturday 18 July as it enters into the second round. The "Ooooohs" and "Aaaaahs" can be heard over four evenings in July and August each year when the sky above Monaco is illuminated by gigantic cascades of light. Read more …

13.07.2015 0

Monaco: Performer whips fans into hysteria at show marking 10th anniversary of Prince Albert II of Monaco's ascension to the throne

Robbie Williams rocks Monte Carlo

Pop star Robbie Williams rocked the stage in Monte Carlo last night and even invited one Monegasque fan into his bed; but Robbie’s wife, actress Ayda Field, has no need to fret - it was all part of a thrilling two-hour live show performed in honour of Prince Albert II of Monaco’s 10th anniversary. Our reporter Fabienne Kenkel was at the show to catch all the action. Read more …

10.07.2015 0

Monaco: Annual show features new format this year in order to create 'festival' atmosphere

Star-studded festival featuring Il Volo and Sting

After a glittering launch party featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett the Sporting Monte-Carlo Summer Festival is in full swing with a star-studded line-up. Sting, Simple Minds, Il Volo and Santana are just a few of the big names still yet to perform as part of the programme. Read more …

09.07.2015 0

Monaco: Pair tie the knot in underwater ceremony attended by Prince Albert II of Monaco and 60 scuba divers

Sporty couple celebrate underwater wedding

It has to be one of the most unique weddings of the season – a couple has got married 10 metres underwater in a ceremony attended by guest-of-honour, Prince Albert II of Monaco. But the sandy seabed just off the beaches of Larvotta was the perfect setting for Monegasque World Champion Freediver Pierre Frolla and his bride Mara Demurtas’ nuptials.Read more …

07.07.2015 0

Monaco: Development project will increase Monaco's territory by approximately 3%

Monaco land reclamation project gets green light

The municipal council has voted unanimously in favour of an ambitious land reclamation project which will add desperately-needed housing and greenspace to the world’s most densely populated country. Expanding out into the Mediterranean, Anse du Portier will also feature a landscaped park complete with an artificial hill rising to 17 metres high, as well as shops and offices. Read more …

06.07.2015 0

Monaco: Patrons get rare opportunity to preview Moscow stage show for two nights only

Russian state theatre Chekhov showcase

The Grimaldi Forum presents two evenings of Russian theatre on July 28 and 29 with two classic Chekhov productions. The performances of ‘Uncle Vanya’ and ‘The Three Sisters’, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, are part of the celebrations of the Year of Russia in Monaco.Read more …

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uberPOP suspended in France

American based firm Uber is suspending its uberPOP service in France. The move follows angry riots by the country’s taxi drivers last week, and the questioning of Uber’s European managers. Read more …

President of National Council lays out priorities

The funding of the state hospital, on-going fiscal reform and quality of life in the Principality were the key issues on the agenda at the National Council of Monaco midterm meeting. The council’s president, Laurent Nouvion, set out his objectives before some 150 Monegasques at the function held by Monaco’s parliament in the Exotic Garden on Monday night.Read more …

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