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Old 02-01-2006, 12:11 PM
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Dear Paca,
i read that you're sort of familiar with the Grimaldi family, so I would like to ask you for some infos about them. May I email you, please?

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Old 04-20-2006, 07:57 PM
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More cruise line/Yacht business in Monaco

I was looking for a thread to put an excerpt of this article in (it's copy-righted, so dots are where I excerpted the text). Monaco is building a new port on the north side of the harbor (where the new Monaco Yacht Club will be) to be finished by the end of 2007. It seems there is a little controversy because Monaco prefers to focus on the higher end cruise line docking berths because these passengers tend to stay in Monaco for their excursion and spend money.
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Lloyd's List International
April 20, 2006 Thursday


Port Hercule proves that if you build it, they will come

Since the installation of a semi-floating dock in 2002, Monaco's Port Hercule has seen a steady rise in cruise and mega-yacht traffic.
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Further development will continue "zone by zone" on the north side, according to Mr Keusseoglou, with the addition, successively, of 35 new berths for large yachts, 22 new berths for mega-yachts and then a further 10 to 12 mega-yacht berths.
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"Our target is 200 to 700-passenger vessels at the high end of the market," he says, "and we are trying to develop turnaround business."

He describes criticism of Monaco for trying to keep out larger ships with a less up-market clientele as misplaced.

It is simply a business decision implemented through higher fees.

"It is not a question of not wanting those clients, but when you bring a 2,000-passenger ship into port, it stays for the whole day and the passengers get off and depart on excursions in a fleet of buses.

"Not only does it create chaos in the town, but we get no gain for it either."

Mr Keusseoglou notes that the mission of Ports de Monaco is to generate income for the principality as a whole and not just for the port. A study completed in 2004, and now being updated, found that passenger spending in Monaco, not counting hotels and restaurants, ran to EU 20m ($24.5m).

He anticipates 216 cruise calls this year, up from 192 in 2005, while passenger numbers should rise to 200,000 from 135,000. Monaco's clients include such upmarket names as are Silversea, Seabourn, Radisson, SeaDream and Star Clippers, as well as MSC, the exception to the rule on big boats. The MSC Opera made its maiden call earlier this month and was greeted by PrinceAlbert, no less, an enthusiastic supporter of the local industry.
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"As for the future, he says "we are practically full from May until the end of September and half-full in April and October. The big task now is to extend the season as much as we can."


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Old 04-20-2006, 08:28 PM
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http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/a...Celebrity+news

Princess Caroline will be in Boston in a few weeks to receive an award from UNICEF for her work with children's charities.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:37 PM
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http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/a...Celebrity+news

Princess Caroline will be in Boston in a few weeks to receive an award from UNICEF for her work with children's charities.
Hey, since you're in Boston, will you try to see her (if it's open to the public)?
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:46 PM
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Hey, since you're in Boston, will you try to see her (if it's open to the public)?
I'd like to try...but I'm sure it's going to be a zoo around the MFA. Also, for most of the day I'm going to be tied up at the Jr. League Show House in Cambridge. I scheduled my hours before I heard about the trip. Rats. :(
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:54 PM
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Well, I hope you get to catch a glimpse of her up close. I don't know what I'd do if a royal was in my neck of the woods! :p
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:04 PM
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Housing rights for Monegasque citizens: a model plan

Here's an interesting news article on the Principality of Monaco's website. all Monegasgue citizens will be guaranteed housing at an extremely reduced price (almost free). Perhaps perks like these are some of the reasons Monegasgue will forgive and continue to love the Grimaldis, regardless of their transgressions.

******* Here's an excerpt of the article:
http://www.gouv.mc/304/wwwnew.nsf/19...enDocument&1GB
Housing rights for Monegasque citizens: a model plan
Next autumn, the Government is to submit a bill to the National Council regarding accession to property by Monegasque citizens. On Monday, 29th May, the honourable Jean-Paul Proust, Minister of State for the Principality of Monaco, presented the press with the outlines of the proposed plan.

Housing more than 32,000 people over a total surface area of 202 hectares is no mean feat for anyone, yet this was the equation for which the Monegasque State has had to find the solution… at least as far as more than 7,600 nationals with the legitimate right to accommodation are concerned. As an indirect result, housing has become a right to which all Monegasque citizens are entitled, thanks to a housing allowance and State rental housing stock, (currently there are 2,000 housing units opposed to a planned 2,800 for 1st September 2008). The accommodation is offered under exceptional conditions: 6 to 8 euros rent per m2! “The housing rights available to any Monegasque citizen in Monaco are unique and exemplary: no other country in Europe offers such an advanced plan”, stressed the Minister of State. “The housing rights available to any Monegasque citizen in Monaco are unique and exemplary: no other country in Europe offers such an advanced plan”, stressed the Minister of State.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:33 PM
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There is an interesting article about the annual meeting of world's reinsurers in Monaco

http://www.theherald.co.uk/business/69896.html
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:07 AM
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General information and questions about Monaco and the Princely Family

How does Monaco remains its independance? I know France is responsible for it to a point.The world has seen France-Germany-Greece-Italy and countless other countries lose it monarchies and yet tiny Monaco stays alive? I just find it fascinatin.g
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:14 AM
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Until 2002 Monaco would be independent since male heirs to the throne were alive, after the extintion of the male line of the Princely Family it would have become France; in 2002 this pact between France and Monaco has been cancelled, and Monaco will be independent for ever...
But what does "for ever" mean? It's an human "for ever", or an historical "for ever"? (Excuse me for my philosophical thoughts...)
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the response, I know all about the treaties between the 2 nations. How does Monaco stay in the game when other monarchies crumbled.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:17 AM
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Problems that are attacking Monaco

funny we didnt hear of this when Prince Rainier was alive> Dont anyone thinks its ironic that we hear of Monacos" problems now or is it the acessabilty ( sp) of the internet?
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:35 AM
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It's the accessibility of the internet.

There were always critics of Monaco, especially before the era of Ranier and Grace. No one cared about Monaco before Rainier married Grace and the principality was struggling financially. Also, I don't think the Monegasque would complain so loudly in their own country, but I'm sure if they went out 15 minutes to the west (France), you'd hear them loud and clear.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:22 PM
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In the early 20 century Monaco was blooming with vistors from all parts of the world.
Big names from the United States like J.P. Morgan and even John Rockerfeller to the Grand Duckes of Russia had traveled to the tiny principality to gamble and relax on luxury what Monaco.But in the middle of the 20 century things turned for the worst and Monaco did not do as well so
many years before in the early part of that era.Monaco became better through Prince Rainier III marrying Grace Kelly turned Princess Grace and then the prince changed how finanically their country should to be run before most financial profits came from just gambling along but now through trading goods through other countries settles most of the finanical things and there is still a little gambling.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:38 PM
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The text of the 2002 Treaty:
Monaco

From quasi-subject of France.... to Sovereignty and Reciprocity. Protective friendship to "traditional friendship".
Monaco can have consular and ambassadorial relations with other states, and has done so with many states.
treaty with France

The Franco-Monegasque Cooperation Committee last met in 2008:
http://www.gouv.mc/304/wwwnew.nsf/19...enDocument&2GB

Sorry, I meant to add the French Government's website entry about Monaco:

In French: France-Diplomatie

In English: France-Diplomatie (but not specifically about Monaco)
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:39 PM
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The Legend of Monte Carlo

Guys- I just ordered a book called The Legend Of Monte Carlo from Amazon- its has great photos. The photographs was captured in the 1930 to 1960's The book shows pics of the celebrities, royalty that visited the city. It also shows how Monaco was built up looks like a different country. Has some pics of the heady days of Rainier and Grace.... It also showed me the diffrent generations of Monaco. Rainier and Grace brought glamour and esteem of royalty and the jet set crowd especially due to her hollywood connections.....Albert is bringing more of a executive force to Monaco I never thought of Alberts reign that way until I saw the pics and the author wording of the book.


* its more like a cocktail table book
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:10 AM
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Would you please share the photos of Grace with us?Thanks in advance
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:18 PM
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Aristocrats in Monaco

Are there still a lot of titled people living in Monaco ? Is it now mainly new money people ? I always imagine it as a very aristocratic country full of slightly faded glamour
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:32 PM
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Have a read of this:
Monaco - Life's a journey - share it with iTourist!

....and this:
http://www.dispatchesfromthevanishingworld.com/dispatch26/d26_1.html

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Old 07-25-2009, 04:00 PM
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That's a shame if I ran Monaco I'd find a lot of aristocrats and move them in and bring the faded glamour back
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