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In his annual address to the press, Minister of State Serge Telle has outlined a number of subjects that are set to make headlines in 2020, including the creation of two new real estate projects and the Principality’s advances in digital technology.
Serge Telle presented his traditional good wishes to the press on Tuesday night at the Yacht Club of Monaco, saying: “The press, for me, is a political requirement, a daily pleasure and an institutional issue.” The Minister of State went on to present the merits of Monaco’s prosperity, highlighting a budget of €1.5 billion, projected revenues increasing by €160 million this year, 59,740 jobs in the private sector in the third quarter of 2019 – 3% more than in 2018 – and employment increases on average from 1,200 to 1,550 jobs per year.
On the topic of housing, Mr Telle presented the Grand Ida and Palais Honoria projects, which will create 712 apartments for Monegasques with a net balance of 639 by 2023 – as was the commitment of Prince Albert II in March with the National Housing Plan. Eventually, the Principality will provide 1,831 state apartments within the space of 15 years. The Grand Ida and Palais Honoria projects will also provide 70 new creche places, around 460 parking spaces, and new office spaces.
With regards to mobility, the minister said that new rules for using MonaBikes and electric scooters will soon be announced, while in March, the Public Safety Preservation Unit will be set up.
The digital transition was also touched on, with Mr Telle saying: “After the achievements of 2019, the €45 million in the 2020 budget will allow us to go faster and further.”
Meanwhile, referring to the coronavirus and the announcement that France has reported its fourth case, the minister confirmed that there were no cases of coronavirus in Monaco and that the authorities were vigilant and mobilised.
From the Monaco Grand Prix boutique to Karl Lagerfeld’s mansion, it’s time to enjoy an afternoon out in Monaco without leaving your couch.
The 10th Monaco and Mediterranean International Meetings has brought together experts to discuss the conservation, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Mediterranean heritage.
Two eye-catching artworks have appeared in waters below the Yacht Club of Monaco. ‘The Twin Bottles: Message in a Bottle’ is a new installation, condemning the plastic pollution of our oceans.
A new 35-seat ‘Petite salle’ has been incorporated into the Institut Audiovisuelle for students and the general public to enjoy.
The start of the school year has come for the Médiathèque de Monaco, which has unveiled its programming from September to December.
The institution, unavoidable in the Monegasque cultural landscape, is open to all and presents a service that promotes reading but also culture and leisure on a wider scale.
The Médiathèque welcomes you throughout the year at its two sites, the Louis Notari Library and the José Notari Sonotheque at 19 blvd Princesse Charlotte, with cultural events on the themes of literature, theatre, music, cinema and photography.
Nearly 450,000 documents: books, DVDs, CDs, French and foreign newspapers, magazines, photographs, correspondence, and musical scores are available.
For the fall, conferences on the theme of Cuba, Secrets of Communication, Women Artists in the presence of Nivèse Oscari at the Ecole de Nice, film screenings and live concerts, and several meetings organised as part of the operation "Prevert honoured” on the occasion of the 40 year anniversary of the death of the poet.
Photography will also be featured this autumn with two recurring themes presented by Adrien Rebaudo: photographic ballads during which photography and music will be put into perspective around a predefined theme; and the distractions photographiques which present themselves as a playful session while being put into practice.
The full programme can be found at: www.mediatheque.mc.