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The Strategic Council for Attractiveness held its plenary meeting on Wednesday, November 29, in the presence of the Sovereign Prince.
The Minister of State, in his introduction, said: “A withdrawal into ourselves would be dangerous for the Principality, we must all be aware of the essential contribution of residents and foreign investors and have in mind that attractiveness must remain at the heart of our identity.”
The presidents of the various Commissions related the main scope of their work: the confidentiality and moral responsibility of the financial sector, evolution of texts in matters of trusts and inheritance, the creation of an observatory of rents, definition of marketable surfaces, improvement of the real estate offer, definition of a strategy in the field of art, development of auctions, highlighting the common “Monaco” brand and multiplication of local and connected services.
The also discussed facilitation of the welcome and integration of new residents, coordination of mobility efforts, reform of the status of ships and the modernisation of Port Hercule.
Frédéric Genta, Head of Retail at Google France, gave a presentation on the digital revolution underway globally.
Finally, Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, made a presentation on MonacoTech, the Government’s Incubator and Accelerator Startup program.
The latest survey by IMSEE has revealed that the business climate continued to weaken in July, though retail trade and the auto commerce and repair sectors saw slight improvements.
The City of Nice has taken further action to limit the rapid spread of Covid-19, toughening rules on socialising and bars.
Vitamar III, the newest vessel to be launched by the Maritime Affairs Department, has been unveiled to much fanfare including a traditional baptism.
Transavia has announced its first five domestic routes that include a new run between Nice Côte d’Azur and Nantes Atlantique airports starting in November.