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Old 07-15-2009, 05:26 PM
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Prince Albert attended an exhibition of the Ecole des Beaux
Arts de Monaco (the College of Fine Arts), In Monaco, July
15, 2009


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Old 07-15-2009, 11:13 PM
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great pics it's looks like a very creative show they had today.
Pa looks wonderful is this the schools first year???
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:13 AM
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Good news for PA and the Principality:

Remember last April at the G20 meeting, Monaco was put on the "Grey List" compiled by the OECD (Organisation for cooperation and Development) as one of about twenty "tax havens" ?

Well, yesterday Monaco signed the first of a series of accords to make financial dealings more transparent. This first one is with the Belgian Ministry of Finance.
The whole process will hopefully be completed by the end of 2009.

Monaco.maville.com Sortie de la « liste grise » : un premier accord est signé
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:59 PM
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it's all well and good that PA is off the grey list.

however, PA over the past years since his enthronement which has been spoken of here on the site as well; has made huge strides to make things more transparent in Monaco and without having signed the treaty!

so we are surprised Monaco was even on the grey list to the recent!!
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Sorry but Monaco is not off the Grey List yet!
It has to negotiate treaties with a number of countries before it is "white"again.
As I said, the whole process will occupy the rest of 2009.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:19 PM
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Prince Albert is shining with a smile.)))
The photo is very nice...
Thank you, Dear Iceflower!
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:11 PM
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Oh those European donations. I don't know if it qualifies as news about Prince Albert, but this New York Times article mentions him.
"[...]Prince Albert II of Monaco collected 507,972 in 2008 for his wheat farms in France[...]. "
If someone wants to read the whole article:
Truth About Trade & Technology - European Subsidies Stray From the Farm
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:02 PM
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hmm Someone had mentioned on threads about that once before.

PA did look nice great color!
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:51 AM
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Just my opinion; I don't see why it is the business of any other countries how "transparent" things are in Monaco. That should be between the Prince's government and those doing business there and no one else. I do worry (it's a habit) about the fate of micronations like Monaco if they are forced to pull back from the very policies that have attracted investment in the first place and allowed them to prosper. For such small countries with so few resources they need to offer something the big powers do not in order to compete. Only my 2 cents.
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Agreed with Bones about small countries, especially that I like Monaco & Grimaldis.
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I understand your viewpoint as citizens of the United States.

However, Monaco voluntarily applied to be a member of the Council of Europe.

PA reversed his father's policies, especially regarding having consular and ambassadorial links with many countries, and joining the Council of Europe was a cornerstone of these new policies.

I understand, and agree with, his efforts to make Monegasque business practices more transparent.

PA himself does not need to account for his personal wealth, I believe. But he is trying to shed Monaco's old image (which still persists) as a "sunny place for shady people" (Somerset Maugham), and I wish him all the luck in this endeavour.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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PA reversed his father's policies, especially regarding having consular and ambassadorial links with many countries, and joining the Council of Europe was a cornerstone of these new policies.
Hi Renata,
What exactly Rainer's policies were reversed by Albert?
Didn't Monaco joined Council of Europe when Rainer was reigning? Wasn't it in 2004?
Albert also told some time ago that this Swedish writer words about shady place was exaggerated; Monaco had never been that bad, according to PA.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:38 AM
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Albert would have to say that, wouldn't he?

A sunny place for shady people but Monaco doesn't want Mark Thatcher | World news | The Guardian

"Reversal of policies" was perhaps not the correct term; expansion of policies would have been better. PA is justifiably proud of the many dozens of consular and ambassadorial links he has forged since coming to power.

Oh, and the writer wasn't Swedish, he was William Somerset Maugham, a famous novelist and author.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:58 PM
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The artist who made a portrait of Barack Obama, will also work on the portrait of P. Albert
Benjamin Shine | Courvoisier The Future 500 | guardian.co.uk
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it's should be wonderful to see a portrait of PA done!

whaaat would PA WEAR??? wouldn't it be nice to see the grey outfit from coronation where the long coattails???
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From the Palace website, July 16th, 2009:

Prince Albert gave a speech at a concert at the Palace, in memory of Jean-Jacques Lemoine, the founder of the "Fondation Sancta Devota" (Sainte-Dvote).

PA recalled the long series of concerts given 50 years ago. and he then spoke of J.-J. Lemoine who died 100 years ago, and who, near the end of his life, set up the above-mentioned foundation in honour of Monaco's Patron Saint.

Palais de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco - Accueil
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:13 AM
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Two big events in PA's diary:

1) The famous moonlanding Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (aged 79) will be honoured by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco on Monday July 27th in Monaco. Eco Art International will also be there.
Monaco.maville.com Buzz Aldrin posera le pied lundi * Monaco

2) After the Tennis Masters, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, and the Tour de France, the annual HERCULIS meeting of world athletes will be happening at Monaco, for the twenty-third time, from Tuesday July 28th, at the Stade Louis II.

Amongst the competitors will be 20 medallists from the Beijing 2008 Olympics and 16 medallists from the Athletics World Championship 2007.

What's nice is that amateurs are also allowed to compete, in the 1000 metres, before the opening of the main competition.

www.herculis.com

Monaco.maville.com Herculis : un plateau de stars pour 15 000 spectateurs

This is the English version of the www.Athle.mc for the Herculis tournament,
with lots of pics of the 2008 event.

Meeting Herculis - Photo gallery#
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Having buzz aldrin will probably be qite a lot of fun.

here's a man whom has seen it all and still lived to tell about it. quite intriguing indeed.

then the athletic competition should also be great to see hope they plan on having lots of pics of these events!
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:01 PM
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Pics 27.7.2009

Here are the pics of the meeting with Buzz Aldrin!


US former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Prince Albert II of Monaco pose
after having signed their names on the sculpture of an eagle by artist
Patrice Borello, in Monaco on July 27, 2009. This scultpure will be put
on auction at Sotheby, on October 10, 2009 in aid of Prince Albert II
Foundation.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery **
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