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The National Council has unanimously passed a landmark law that criminalises sexual assault in the Principality and redefines many of the offences, including rape of a minor and sexual blackmail.
Photo of National Council member Marine Grisoul, source: National Council of Monaco
As Monaco’s Public Safety Department marks its 120th anniversary, the force has released crime figures for 2021, showing that Monaco’s ‘Safe city’ image has been well maintained in 2021.
The latest study on violence against women in Monaco has shown a decrease in incidents reported in 2021, however the minister for women’s rights says that the crime remains a “constant battle".
The International Day of Education was marked by the Nereides de Bourbon Group entering into a partnership with LutinX to bring education opportunities to displaced and underprivileged people.
Monaco will not introduce a vaccine pass, which has been deemed constitutional in France and will take effect on Monday 24th January. However, the pass will still be required for residents crossing the border.
“Exploration yachts are a trend we have seen for the last two years,” says Johan Pizzardini, Communications and Media Manager for the Monaco Yacht Show. “People don’t want to charter the most expensive yacht - they want a yacht with unique experiences.”“This is particularly true for younger customers,” he continues. “If they’re cruising in the Antarctic, they’ll often invite scientists for a research project. It’s not just about sunning yourself in the Bahamas.” Billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli has donated his 96-metre explorer superyacht, Vava II, to be used for several scientific expeditions. It has been loaned to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and other research universities from around the world. Mark Duncan, Fraser Yachts Business Development Director, says: “I can think of four or five yachts currently under construction which are being built to an owner’s spec that include research facilities.” One example is the 183-metre Rev Ocean, due to launch in 2020, accommodating a permanent team of up to 60 scientists. It’s being designed to research CO2 emissions’ impact on the oceans, plastic pollution, and unsustainable fishing.
Bannenburg says: “There was a period before the financial crisis when there was an element of market speculation - people were buying shipyard building slots in order to sell them on quickly for profit,” says superyacht designer Dickie Bannenberg. “It only affirmed that a financial crisis was due. No one needs a yacht. It’s by and large the passion that drives them to do it."