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The 50th meeting of the RAMOGE Commission will be held on Wednesday, November 22, under the chairmanship of the French delegation, represented by HE Marine de Carné de Trécesson, Ambassador of France to Monaco.
The purpose of the meeting is to make a progress report on the ambitious work programme decided in December 2016 for the years 2017-2018.
The RAMOGE Agreement aims to carry out scientific and operational activities to help protect habitats and species that are emblematic of the RAMOGE area, preserve areas of ecological interest and reduce the threat posed by marine litter, to fight against pollution and to create networks for monitoring the marine environment within the zone.
RAMOGE relies on cooperation between Monaco, Italy and France to find the synergies necessary for the effectiveness of its actions, with an area that extends from La Spezia to Marseille.
Three major activities were organised this year. In April 2017, as part of the Monaco Ocean Week, a symposium on the wise management of anchorages brought together the managers of the anchorage zones by offering them the most respected techniques and management methods.
In September, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in association with the Pelagos Agreement, a symposium was held bringing together the municipalities of the PACA region and Liguria to involve them in the problem of marine litter, and to encourage them to integrate in their waste management the notion that all waste left in nature is found sooner or later at sea.
In October, an anti-pollution exercise was held off Hyères in which Italian and Monegasque ships came to lend a hand to the French ships to cope with a fictitious hazardous spill, making it possible to strengthen the coordination between the various human resources and materials.
The RAMOGE Agreement, signed in 1976 and amended in 2003, is the instrument that France, Italy and Monaco have adopted for the coastal zones of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Principality of Monaco and the Ligurian Region. It constitutes a pilot project for integrated coastal management, prevention and the fight against marine pollution.
The National Assembly has welcomed the latest graduates to the Principality’s Police Force.
An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role as Princess Grace in the 2014 TV movie Grace Of Monaco, even though the production was widely seen as a complete disaster. The 48-year-old Australian actress was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie category...
Also nominated in that category were Queen Latifah for Bessie, Christina Ricci for The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Susan Sarandon for The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe and Kristen Wiig for The Spoils Before Dying.
Kidman's film was so troubled it went from feature film that had Oscar hopes to a Lifetime movie that did poorly in the ratings. When the movie was screened in Cannes in 2014, it was booed.
In May 2014 Kidman responded to criticism from the Princely family by talking to DailyMail.com: “I know they're upset. I would be too if it were my mother. It's a child's job to protect their parent. In that regard, I get it. I get why the children are upset. I can't say much other than that I have great respect and regard for their mother.”
BuzzFeed called Nicole's performance 'ridiculous and a touch offensive.' The New York Times added: 'Nicole works so hard to re-create the movie star’s voice, mien and magic that the distance is only magnified.' The critic then went on to note that while Kelly was 'fire and ice,' Kidman is mostly 'ice.'