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Old 10-22-2010, 08:30 AM
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The relations between the french towns Menton and Roquebrune, and also Antibes and Principaute of Monaco are very cordials, the prince is often coming in those towns and very estimed. And it is thrue, as I said you, my mother lives at Eze, small town abide Monaco. , I live at Sassenage which is in the Alps, but I use to go to my mother's home every 15 days, ( She needs me because she is 82 ) I never hear wrong things about Monaco A part The jet set people, we don't like. There are strikes now, but Monaco has nothing .
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:53 PM
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Did you know that Monaco stopped having personal income taxes after the people of Menton and Roquebrune voted to become French. Also that Monaco had a big hand in improving Menton. Monaco needed workers for its' increasing tourist trade so they had the retired president of the SBM move to Menton and he became the Mayor. Many Italians were looking for work in Monaco so the Mayor helped build the Menton infrastructure so that the Italians would have a place to live. It seems even though the two areas have been separated for 150 years they both have profited from each others existance. Today more French people cross Monaco's border to work every day than the entire population of Monaco.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:06 PM
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I know the history of France, I am french and I know when Menton and Roquebrune became french towns, It was the last empereur NapoleonIII who did not want that Monaco had boarders closed to Italy, which was divided in many states whose some belong to the Habsbourg family, and there were differents between the Austria and France. Monegasque natives don-t pay any taxes.and it is ok now between Monaco and France.
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I've always been interested in border regions and the way these have changed.

Now I live in Edinburgh, and the Anglo-Scottish Border is alive, just like the Monaco-Mentonnais-Liguria borders. When I travel to the south of France, I'm immediately attracted to that area because it's part of the "Encircled Sea", but also because of its vibrant history.

Melina, your mum is lucky to live in Èze - it's redolent of the history of many centuries of conflict and peace.
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It's Oktoberfest time in Monaco again:


Prince Albert attended the opening of the fifth edition of the 'Oktoberfest' at
the Café de Paris in Monaco, today, 22 October 2010. Monaco celebrates it
from 22 until 30 October this year.
The Monegasques celebrate their festivity according to Bavarian traditions
with beer halls, celebrities from Monaco and Bavarian or alpine troupes
performing on the terrace of the Café de Paris.


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Old 10-22-2010, 07:59 PM
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Oh, i just answer when Oktoberfest was going to take place in Princely Family thread. :p
Alberts seems to have a good time, like always in these festivities
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:55 AM
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Poor Albert looks like he isn't enjoying himself. Normally he goes to the Munich version! How come he isn't there with CW as usual ?
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Last year Charlene didn't attend the Oktoberfest in Monaco either.


Prince Albert on the second day of the Francophonie Summit in Montreux,
Switzerland, Saturday, October 23, 2010.
The Summit takes place from October 22 to 24 in Montreux. Some 70 heads
of state and 3,000 delegates attend the summit that will focus on issues of
global governance and democracy, sustainable development and cultural
diversity.


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A list of all Members and Observers of the Francophonie organisation: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Also: Wikipedia's Organisation internationale de la Francophonie - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:10 PM
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I am actually doing a British Isles cruise next year and stopping off in S. Queensferry. I am very excited, although I wish I had more time to do the actual land tour of Scotland.

Its interesting to think about Monaco and the situation in France. I am aware of the protests et all, and it didn't even cross my mind that Monaco could be affected as well.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:20 PM
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monaco begins to be affected by the strikes in the transport and with station of gaziol. The workers who go to monaco to work, have less and less trains and bus to go there because there are strikes in the transports, and there is less and sometimes no more gazoil in the stations in the Paca because there is also strikes in the raffineries.
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That's what I was afraid of. It was inevitable, I suspect.

However, Sarko has got a part of his legislation through .... watch this space!

Zonk, I live 20 minutes from the cruise liners' berth ! You will be shipped by motor boat to the landing stage (which is being rebuilt - but not specially for you :-))
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OH not for me :)

I am very excited. We are stopping in Scotland, Ireland and England. Its the British Isles Cruise.
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The quay is known as Hawes Pier. Some pics: Photos* -* Firth of Forth


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I wonder if PA and Sarko will be discussing the strikes and their fallout ??
It must be nice to be able to talk things through at Montreux....

From the Elysée Palace:

Site officiel - Présidence de la République

Discours à l'occasion du XIIIe Sommet de la Francophonie à Montreux - Présidence de la République

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Riviera Radio just announced two further strike dates: 28th October and 6th November.
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One advantage Monaco has is that they can route tourists through Italy and helicopter them to Monaco. That's not practical for workers though.
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Yes, no shortage of helipads along the Alpes-Maritimes !

However, the inhabitants of Nice are not happy with the proliferation of the 'copters.
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On Thursday, in the Cathedral, there will be the funeral of the Monegasque sculptor Emma de Sigaldi.

Rainier was a great fan of hers, and there is bound to be a large turn out.
I would say PA will also attend.

Monaco has many sculptures (indoors and outdoors) by Emma de Sigaldi, so she won't be forgotten for a while.

French Wikipédia: Emma de Sigaldi - Wikipédia
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The annual fête of AS Monaco football club took place on Wednesday in the Auditorium Rainier III. The main event: choosing the best sportsman/woman of the year. This time it's a woman, the athlete Sonia Delprete.

PA was there to congratulate the winner.
Sonia Delprete, sportive de l'année | nicematin.com
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ACcOBAMS (Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area) is holding its triennial meeting at Monaco (9th - 11th November) , and it is also moving its seat of business to Monaco !!

Accobams News

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACCOBAMS

http://www2.wdcs.org/blog/index.php?...AMS-Opens.html
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On November 8, Prince Albert received HE Mr. Marek Estok, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic (1) and HE Mr. Altangerel Shukher, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mongolia (2). They presented their
credentials and afterwards attended private audiences with Prince Albert.


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