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Old 06-28-2010, 01:09 PM
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Prince Albert II of Monaco attends the 'Inventaire sans Frontieres'
Exhibition at Jardin des Plantes on June 28, 2010 in Paris, France.



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Could you supply a link, perhaps?

Their "eagerness" to sign fiscal agreements was due to the fact that they needed to get off the OECD's blacklist, otherwise no other country would have been able to do business with Monaco.

The land reclamation project is not on ice, but will happen as soon as Monaco judges it to be right.
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Yesterday, June 28, Prince Albert also visited the Institut Pasteur in Paris
and said that he hoped that partnerships will be established between the
Principality and the institute. Albert visited research laboratories, including
that of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus. The
Pasteur Institute has decided to create a new research center that will
emerge in 2012. This project aims in particular to provide answers to the
risk of spread of viral or bacterial diseases, onset of drug resistance and
the emergence of new diseases.


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At the Institut Pasteur, PA said that Public Health has become one of the Principality's priorities to act in matters of international aid.

He's clearly serious about all the objectives he has set himself and his country, and I suspect that CW would want to help him in these.

Coming from Zimbabwe and South Africa, she must have a particular view of the differing lives of people in Europe and those in Africa.
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Interesting idea about the future projects, Renata4711, I guess
you could be right!

Yesterday, June 29, Prince Albert received M. Elchin Oktyabr Oglu
Amirbayov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of Azerbaijan and M. Lluís Viu Torres, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of Andorra at the Princely Palace of Monaco


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Why does PA always look like a bouncer when on a photo call?....

Sorry, I digress.

There are, or have been, and will be, THREE EVENTS, very close together!

1) The Swedish Wedding.
2) The Monaco Engagement
3) The Fifth Anniversary of Rainer's Death, and of PA's accession to the Throne (July 12th)

Carefully planned :-)
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I can't believe all these countries are setting up embassies in Monaco. What a waste of taxpayer money. The US better not have one there. I think we go thru the consulate in Marseille. Good business for Monaco but wasteful for the other countries. Maybe they are just consulates which could just be someone from that country living there.
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Indeed the U.S. Consul General in Marseille is formally accredited to
Monaco.


Prince Albert attended an exiting event today, June 30, he made a dive
to 200m off Monaco on the last submarine of the Comex society, the
remora 2000 which is able to take two men to 610 meters under water
for 10 hours.


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Forgot to mention that, on the July 12th event, PA will be interviewed for tv channel France2, by Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, or PPDA as he is known.

Title: L'autre Prince (The other Prince)

It's Monday 12th at 22h35.
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I can't believe all these countries are setting up embassies in Monaco. What a waste of taxpayer money. The US better not have one there. I think we go thru the consulate in Marseille. Good business for Monaco but wasteful for the other countries. Maybe they are just consulates which could just be someone from that country living there.
In most if not all of these cases it is the Ambassador to France who is also accredited to Monaco. Frequently these same countries have a Consul General, Consul or Honorary Consul resident in Monaco or in nearby Nice or Marseilles.
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Prince Albert was interviewed in the Palace gardens on June 29
- not sure whether it has anything to do with the interview you've
mentioned, Renata4711 ?! On some of the pics of the gallery you
can see Sebastien Gattuso, friend of Albert and partner of Stephanie.


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PA is touching his pinky again.
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I would like to state that as a member of IOC the June 23 for engagement was planned by him, because this day in 1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and in 1661 Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza. Source June 23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Iceflower, you're right - it's the filming of the July 12th interview with PPDA.

I loved the Olycom pics with the refreshment trolley! :-)
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Sofiero, it's great that you found this piece of info about the founding of the IOC - I certainly wouldn't have found it.

Some time ago I posted something about being Olympians, and how it binds PA and CW together, and I was laughed out of court.

Looks like the Olympics are indeed providing a kind of "glue" for the two of them...

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Renata4711, Thank you thanking me, I have a good habit to control historical events from the past when I am curious to know the connection from the present time. I guess that PA is bearing in his mind the main events of the Olympian history, because he is sitting on a post in the IOC. The Swedish royal court started send the wedding invitations already early in the last November, so the permanent dating of Albert and Charlene was confirmed by that time, but some of the public audience had the opinion that it was confusing.
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I would like to state that as a member of IOC the June 23 for engagement was planned by him, because this day in 1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and in 1661 Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza. Source June 23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for that info- did you know that De Coubertin aspired to win the Nobel Peace Prize and did not. Maybe Pa and CW will honour him in some special way when they wed. Perhaps that will be the day of their marriage next year as well.Thanks again

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Sofiero, it's great that you found this piece of info about the founding of the IOC - I certainly wouldn't have found it.

Some time ago I posted something about being Olympians, and how it binds PA and CW together, and I was laughed out of court.

Looks like the Olympics are indeed providing a kind of "glue" for the two of them...

Many thanks!
PA sits on the IOC and has participated in the Olympics but being an "Olympian" is much more than that.It is being the parasignifier for other things- of the highest denominator and excellence.Yes that date is significant to them ; they should have said so in PA's interview instead of leaving us to research or have an Olympian game of telepathy with them.
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Well said, yet again!
Maybe they are regarding it as a game and will reveal the solution at some stage?

I wonder how many people still connect the Olympic Games with the pantheon of deities from the classic era?
"Olympic" has become a brand name, as in Olympic Airways and the like....

For anyone else who's reading, the Wikipedia article on Olympian(s):
Twelve Olympians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Prince Albert, the fiscal accords and the OECD

Things are hotting up in PA's efforts to "clean up" Monaco's fiscal relations with a large number of other countries, via the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) whose motto is: "For a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy". It has 91 members.

Any day now, the OECD will issue its audit report on Monaco. Although Monaco has concluded a number of fiscal accords (see below), the OECD has been particularly critical about the lack of collaboration between Monaco and Italy, and Monaco and Great Britain.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

However, let's look on the bright side - last Wednesday, in Paris, Monaco signed a further seven fiscal accords with Scandinavian countries:

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Fiscalité : accords avec 12 pays de l'OCDE
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They are buying time for the Italian and British depositors. They are probably the 2 largest groups after France. In defense of Monaco, it is a big deal for a country of its size to deal with this kind of paperwork. They didn't even figure their gross domestic product until a few years ago. I don't think this will stop tax cheats. They will just move their money to another country or change the form of asset. eg gold or jewels that can't be easily traced; banks in 3rd world countries. Where there is a will, they will find a way. Half of this is just the large countries trying to blame the small countries for their own incompetance. What really needs to be done is to cut government waste, simplify tax laws and lower tax rates.
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I agree with practically all of your points, and of course you're right about tax cheats still finding ways to hide their money.

But PA (and the other nations) have realised that they have to play ball with the OECD, or else. He, and his father before him, must have concluded that this is the only way to get rid of the "sunny place for shady people" epithet.

I admire Monaco for having grasped the nettle when other countries around them haven't been quite so quick about it.
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