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Old 05-19-2009, 07:39 AM
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EDF (Electricité de France) only has a partial monopoly in France, with 85% ownership remaining after a flotation on the Paris Stock Exchange in 2005.

EDF also operates in the United Kingdom in competition with many other providers.

More detail in the wikipedia link:
Électricité de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

...and the AngloInfo website:
Gas and Electricity in Monaco - AngloINFO French Riviera, in the Côte d'Azur (France)
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:58 AM
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Wonder why they don't allow for competition in gas and electricity in Monaco and if the size of the country has something to do with that.

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Years ago I was reading some article that Monaco state has also monopoly for cable connection, and that the Internet is only cable in MC, and connection very slow comparing e.g. to France. Wonder if it is still true.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:56 AM
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Prince Albert at the closing of the 4th International Polar
Year, College de France, Paris, France, May 15, 2009

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:10 PM
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I must say- I was worried there with those first two pics looking so very weary. #3 looks ok, smiling is good for him.
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o-h-hh don't know that 'weary' is the word that would really describe pics number one however, they did turn out great didn't they??

Pic number one looked like he wasn't sure of what he was wanting to say or think?

but number 2 looks like he got it all together and 3 just a great smile. it's alway fun with some pics to think of what's been going thru their mind at the time a picture is/was taken!! tee hee

Camera's can take pics of someone in mid-speak and really gives a different impression of what is going on
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:15 PM
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Did PA visit the Cannes Film Festival this year?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:19 PM
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Why Prince Albert is in pole position- Telegraph

Why Prince Albert is in pole position - Telegraph
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:09 PM
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it certainly must have been fun to make 2 historical journey's in a lifetime when even one would have been more than enough of a historical accomplishment
However, two such successful trips has been something that has been great accomplishment!

Must have been unusual to be in the same room where so long ago a noteable explorer slept and never realized his journey and to see all the belongings left of an era gone by.

Thankfully we have the ability to things so much quicker now but yet....can't seem to manage to stay on top of the whole global warming thing.

After all that long treking it must have been whan-der-ful to finally get there.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:21 AM
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I liked that interview posted by Florencia. I especially like Albert's response to a marriage question.

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Did PA visit the Cannes Film Festival this year?
I tried to google Albert and Cannes, no results. The only mention was Cannes 2008. If Albert visited Cannes this year, I'm sure that googling it would pick this visit up immediately.
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Thanks, Lakshmi and Florencia, for the Daily Telegraph article, and for googling Albert and Cannes.

Cannes is so near, a few minutes by helicopter, and there's still the connection between Grace and Cannes....and Monaco.

Perhaps he regards the Film Festival as not high priority, and he did attend a couple of charity events connected to the festival.
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Thats a beautiful article, hearing him talk about what he believes in is wonderful. Thank you for the link Florencia.
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Indeed the article was cool!!
A childrens petting Zoo would be waun-dhal-ful!!

It would be the only chance in a location such as Monaco for children to have close hands-on access to a zoo since it's already there.

Especially since PA has those great polar bear /bird specimens from the artic housed in a museum, it adds to the variety that Monaco has!!
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Nice article. He needs to have more of these that spell out what he is doing both globally and for Monaco. As for the marriage question, his response is basically the same as always, except he now has a new way of phrasing it.
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Thats a beautiful article, hearing him talk about what he believes in is wonderful. Thank you for the link Florencia.
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It was a very nice article and I think he handled the question in the best way he could.

Renata, I wanted to thank you again for supplying me with the info you posted and that I requested--I did not have it exactly right.
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"Nae bother!" as the Scots say, - i.e. no problem!

I think and hope that, under the current French government, it might be easier for Monaco the resolve some of the nitty-gritty issues between the two countries....
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o-h-hh don't know that 'weary' is the word that would really describe pics number one however, they did turn out great didn't they??

Pic number one looked like he wasn't sure of what he was wanting to say or think?

but number 2 looks like he got it all together and 3 just a great smile. it's alway fun with some pics to think of what's been going thru their mind at the time a picture is/was taken!! tee hee

Camera's can take pics of someone in mid-speak and really gives a different impression of what is going on


Hey-- Give me credit for being delicate and tactful which is admirable, and much needed sometime around these parts for all of the subjects on the forum. All of us can look unattractive some time if there is a camera in our faces at all times.

That was quite an interesting essay by some dramatic reporter. And I do think the prince handled the marriage question quite well, in fact, s'cool. It seems now people will h ave to leave that subject alone with him, since it appears he will not b e or do what other people think h e ought to be or do.
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Forthcoming event:
Sunday 7th - Thursday 11 June, 2009:
49th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

The event has been rebranded "tvfest" and, as always, takes place at the Grimaldi Forum
TV Festival 2009 : Welcome

Albert has been President of the festival since 1988 and hands over the Golden Nymph statuette to the winner. It was created by a Monegasque sculptor.
A photo: 49° Festival International de Télévision de Monte-Carlo, les stars du petit écran en Principauté
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Pic 27.5.2009

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Albert Falco and Albert Saladini pose during
the presentation of 'Vivre pour la Mer', at Monaco Oceanographic Museum,
27 May 2009 in Monaco, a new documentary written and directed by Albert
Saladini, French TV reporter, member of Earth and Sea Images association.

The movie was filmed on Mediterranean sea. Prince Albert II of Monaco
appears in the movie to support the project and the spirit of the documentary,
preserve, respect and protect the environment.



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Albert, Albert and Albert.
Three Alberts together posing to one pic. Wonder if any of them made any remark about this funny coincidence.
Or maybe it is not funny, it is just me thinking...
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ohhh certainly bet it must have come up a few times. how often does such a huge project get done by 3 terrific Alberts?!
good eye on that most of wouldn't have picked up on it tee hee!!
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