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March 5, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

“When women’s rights advance, human rights advance”

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March, we speak to Women's Rights Delegate Céline Cottalorda about her female role models, #8MarsMonaco, and the need to challenge ourselves. ...

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March 5, 2021 | Business & Finance

SBM and unions reach deal over job losses

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

After five months of negotiation, Société des Bains de Mer, Monaco’s largest employer, has reached an agreement that will result in over 200 voluntary retirements and four forced retirements.  ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The European Commission has launched a preliminary inquiry into airlines after complaints by consumers that pandemic-related reimbursements are difficult to obtain....

March 5, 2021 | Local News

Impounded vehicle auction

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The public is invited to bid on vehicles that have been seized or reformed by the government with acceptable offers starting from €30 for cars and €15 for motorbikes....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has delivered the keynote address at this year’s World Ocean Summit, saying there are few issues as urgent and close to us as those concerning the ocean....

March 4, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Vaccine side effects study

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The French medicines safety agency has been documenting the side effects of the Covid vaccinations since the start of the campaign rollout and have released results of their first analysis....

March 4, 2021 | Local News

New subsidies for electric mobility

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Electric vehicles and bikes purchased from Monaco dealerships will benefit from a new subsidy designed to kickstart the economy and accelerate the Principality’s energy transition....

March 4, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

EU to give another Covid jab the green light

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The European Union is likely to approve a single dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in March, after the USA cleared it for emergency use last weekend....

March 4, 2021 | Local News

ASM title prospects suffer blow

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s 12-game unbeaten run has come to an end with the shock loss to Strasbourg Alsace on Wednesday....

March 3, 2021 | Local News

Fibre optic rollout complete

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Principality has made its next step into the digital transition as the technical installations for super high-speed fibre connectivity has been completed after three years of work....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In our new regular feature, Georges Gambarini from Extended Monaco explains the government’s latest digital initiatives and how that translates into positive change for citizens....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco Basketball has not only advanced to the quarterfinals of the Euro Cup 7 playoffs, they have also secured the homecourt advantage after a too-close-for-comfort win over Nanterre....

March 3, 2021 | Local News

Open air shopping centres reopen

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Polygone Riviera and Nice Valley are bucking the system and reopening stores despite an order to close in February, using legal ambiguity as their “leg to stand on.”...

March 3, 2021 | Local News

Primo Cup now only open to YCM members

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Yacht Club of Monaco has had to restrict this week's 37th Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse race to member sailors only because of the health crisis. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the commission will be presenting legislation for a digital vaccine passport later this month....

March 2, 2021 | Business & Finance

Parking increase on hold

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government is suspending a controversial rise in public car parking fees amid claims the move goes against Monaco’s green vision....

March 2, 2021 | Business & Finance

Wealth Report 2021: the results are in

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

How deep do your pockets need to be to join the wealthiest 1% in Monaco? What will the biggest influences on wealth creation be in 2021? We look at the latest Wealth Report to find out....

March 2, 2021 | Local News

Monaco joins UN World Wildlife Day

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Forests is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day on Wednesday and everyone is encouraged to do their bit by sharing information about forest preservation through social networks....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The French government is inviting people aged over 65 with pre-existing conditions to now get AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, revising its stance on the issue....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two suspended, for trying to bribe a magistrate by offering him a prestigious job in Monaco....

March 1, 2021 | Local News

300 turned away at border

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Hundreds of people were prevented from entering the Principality at the weekend as authorities enforced the Alpes-Maritimes partial lockdown and Monaco’s own strict entry rules....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco's Venturi Formula E team was kept out of qualifying in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after Edoardo Mortara crashed heavily at the end of practice....

March 1, 2021 | Business & Finance

Owners of two or more cars targeted in price hike

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The government is cracking down on car owners who leave their cars parked in public lots for extended periods without moving them by hiking rates up by €60 a month....

March 1, 2021 | Local News

10 in a row

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco have chalked up another victory, this time at a home game at Stade Louis II where they faced off against Brest, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 in a row....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

France’s Citizen’s Convention for the Climate wrapped up its final meeting on the weekend and participants have come away with a mixed bag of feelings....

February 28, 2021 | Business & Finance

Financial aid extended

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government has strengthened economic aid for businesses hard hit by the Covid health crisis, guaranteeing further support for the first quarter of 2021....

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February 17, 2021 | Business & Finance

Understanding bitcoin and the great crypto boom

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In our Q&A with Daniel Coheur, co-founder of Tokeny in Monaco, we explore what is behind the monumental rise of bitcoin and the paradigm shift from centralised to decentralised finance....

February 8, 2021 | Local News

Communicating with orcas, part 2

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

Pierre Robert de Latour, aka the Orca Whisperer, talks to Monaco Life about the healing sound of orcas....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We talk to Damian Payiatakis, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Barclays Private Bank, about intergenerational wealth transfer: trust, sustainable investment, and Covid-19....

February 2, 2021 | Local News

Explained: new rules on travelling to France

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The National Council is fighting a new restriction that forces Monaco residents travelling beyond 30 kilometres from their home to produce a negative PCR test to French authorities. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

One year after our first interview, we catch up with Smart City Programme Manager Georges Gambarini to talk about whether Covid has derailed any of Monaco's Smart City projects. ...

January 12, 2021 | Business & Finance

Brexit and VAT explained for Monegasque companies

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

When the UK officially left the European Union on 1st January 2021, the concept of intra-community transactions between Monaco and the UK, which are exempt of VAT, ended....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We catch up with young Monegasque Olivia Dorato to talk about her brave decision to move away from a predictable life in law to the uncertain and exciting world of a singer/songwriter....

Written by: Isabella Marino

Start the year off on the right foot by saving money and the ecosystem. Sales shopping is all about timing and spotting ‘the pearl’....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s CEO Brisa Trinchero catches up with Paul Tazewell about the intricacies of theatre design, his favourite Grace Kelly looks, and what’s to come next. ...

December 21, 2020 | Local News

5 ways to survive a Covid-19 Christmas

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe gives his take on the psychological impact of the pandemic this Christmas and a handful of seasonal survival tips. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life goes behind the scenes of the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health to discover what it takes to put together the largest, most spectacular fundraising event in the Principality....

December 10, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Flying high with Thierry Boutsen

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From racing the world’s fastest cars to selling the planet’s most expensive private airplanes, Thierry Boutsen has always been a man on a mission....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has closed its gilded doors. But the luxurious hideaway has not fallen because of Covid. In fact, it will awaken even more spectacular than before. ...

November 13, 2020 | Local News

Bella’s seasonal shopping guide for Monaco

Written by: Isabella Marino

The warm colours of autumn....

November 10, 2020 | Local News

Interview: Prima Ballerina Isabella Boylston 

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In our new series we highlight the lives and artistic work of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s Award winners. This month’s exclusive interview: Isabella Boylston....

October 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

CleanEquity: Capitalising on the energy transition

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

According to experts, now is the time for entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the energy transition and jump on board the EU's ambition to be a global leader....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

This is the story of Nina, the German-born Princess of Seborga who has bold plans for the future of a principality famous for its captivating past....

October 19, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Pandemic fatigue and mental health

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

It’s official. Many of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue”. So how do we stay mentally healthy during a crisis for which there seems no end in sight?...

October 14, 2020 | Local News

A perfect pairing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hermitage Hotel continues to deliver on its promise of exciting new experiences, this time offering a gastronomic weekend with two Michelin star Chef Philippe Mille....

October 8, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: MonacoTech Director Lionel Galfré

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life talks to the director of the Principality’s business incubator about the importance of nurturing start-ups and what it means for Monaco. ...

Princely Family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has delivered the keynote address at this year’s World Ocean Summit, saying there are few issues as urgent and close to us as those concerning the ocean....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Princess Caroline’s estranged husband, is suing his son to regain control of Marienburg Castle in Germany, citing “gross ingratitude”....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A handball between the Prince, Princess and rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud has marked the official presentation of the Monaco Rugby Sevens Qualifier Tournament for the Tokyo Olympics....

January 27, 2021 | Local News

Subdued Saint Devote celebrations

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and their twins have celebrated Saint Devote, Monaco’s patron saint, amid strict health measures that prohibited the usual crowds from attending....

January 20, 2021 | Local News

New official photo of Princely family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Prince's Palace has unveiled the new official portrait of the Princely family for 2021, and there are some cute similarities between the generations....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco features as the backdrop for Charlotte Casiraghi’s first advertisement with Chanel, but that’s not the only reason why the fashion photoshoot pulled at her heart strings....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In his NYE address, Prince Albert has assured citizens of his “commitment to leading the Principality out of this health crisis towards a more stable, prosperous and just future.”...

December 29, 2020 | Local News

Prince continues to rally behind storm victims

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has returned to the region ravaged by Storm Alex in October to show his continued support and handover some much needed equipment for rebuilding efforts. ...

December 27, 2020 | Local News

Christmas at the Palace

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has spread a little virtual Christmas cheer, sharing hilarious snaps of Prince Albert getting in the festive spirit - a playful contrast to the Palace's holiday family portrait. ...

December 23, 2020 | Local News

Charlotte Casiraghi lands dream partnership

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Charlotte Casiraghi has been named Chanel’s Ambassador in a move that formalises her relationship with a brand she has had links to since she was a teen. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco’s trend-setting Princess

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Sporting a new punk-style undercut, Princess Charlene, together with Prince Albert and their children, have handed out gifts to Monaco’s littlest citizens at the Prince’s Palace. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Little Princess baptises namesake vessel

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The new flagship boat of Monaco’s Maritime and Airport Police Division, ‘Princess Gabriella’, has been inaugurated by the little princess whose name it bears....

December 15, 2020 | Local News

Prince Albert receives Golden Eagle of Nice

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s head of state has been honoured with the ‘Aigla Nissarda’, or Niçoise Golden Eagle, highlighting his ongoing support and contributions to the city of Nice....

November 23, 2020 | Local News

Show stealers: The little prince and princess

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Palace and Princess Charlene have shared too-cute-for-words photos from Monaco’s National Day of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, whose adorably cheeky side was on full display....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Photos: National Day celebrations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Jacques joined his father Prince Albert II in a salute and ceremonial attire for National Day duties on Thursday, alongside his sister Princess Gabriella and mother Princess Charlene....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Who were this year’s recognised heroes?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s National Day honours not only the country and its prince, but distinguishes those who make the country what it is. This year, the country celebrated its everyday heroes....

November 17, 2020 | Local News

Special Order of Grimaldi honours

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of National Day celebrations, Prince Albert this year wanted to honour all the men and women who have been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in Monaco....

October 13, 2020 | Local News

Next stop: Sarajevo

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of a wider tour of Eastern Europe this month, Prince Albert has visited Sarajevo, where he was presented the Keys to the City and was made an honorary citizen....

October 11, 2020 | Local News

Prince visits storm-ravaged valleys

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has visited Saint-Martin Vésubie and Roquebillière to see first-hand the devastation caused by Storm Alex as recovery efforts continue with the help of Monegasque reinforcements....

October 9, 2020 | Local News

Prince officially welcomed by Serbia

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II has made a two-day diplomatic visit to Serbia where he met with President Aleksandar Vučić and witnessed the signing of a new economic agreement....

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