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Wed. Jan 17 – AS Monaco vs...

Wednesday 17 January, Louis II Stadium French Ligue 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Nice Information: +377 92 05 74 73

Wed. Jan 17 – “A Writer in...

Wednesday 17 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Presentation of new issue of Annales Monégasques followed by a lecture by Stéphane Lamotte: “A Writer in Monaco. Armand Lunel”

Thurs. Jan 18 – The exceptional discoveries...

Thursday 18 January, 6.30 pm, Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology “The exceptional discoveries at Empress Rock (Plougastel-Daoulas, Finistère) and their contribution to our understanding of the end of the Upper Palaeolithic period”. A lecture by Nicolas Naudinot, organised by the Monegasque Prehistory Association Information: +377 98 98 47 37

Thurs. Jan 18 – “On the road...

Thursday 18 January, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall Reading workshop: “On the road to dialogue with Christian de Chergé” Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Thurs. Jan 18 – “The Aesthetic of...

Thursday 18 January, 7 pm to 9 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Philosophical workshops on “The Aesthetic of Violence”, organised by the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco Information: +377 99 99 44 55

Thurs. Jan 18 – Sun. Jan 21...

Thursday 18, Friday 19 January, 8.30 pm, Saturday 20 January, 9 pm and Sunday 21 January, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Faisons un rêve (Dream a Dream), theatrical productions by Sacha Guitry featuring Anthéa Sogno Information: +377 97 98 10 93

until Jan. 20 – “The magical light...

Until 20 January, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm, except Sundays, Art Contact “The magical light of Venice. The marvels of the nineteenth century view-painters”. An exhibition organised by the Lampronti Gallery in London, in partnership with Monaco’s Honorary Consul in Venice and the Tourist and Convention Authority Information: +377 99 90 46 26

until Sun. March 11 – Michel Blazy...

Until Sunday 11 March, 10 am to 6 pm, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber Michel Blazy exhibition Information: +377 98 98 91 26

Fri. Jan 19 – Sun. Jan 21...

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 January, Bay of Monaco Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act IV, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: +377 93 10 63 00

Fri. Jan 19 – “Living at the...

Friday 19 January, 6.30 pm, Variety Theatre From restraint to excess. Lecture on “Living at the Court of the Caesars, from the House of Augustus to Hadrian’s Villa” by Christine Didier, art historian and specialist in classical art. Organised by the Monegasque Association for the Appreciation of the Arts Information: +377 97 70 65 27

Fri. Jan 19 – Concert by the...

Friday 19 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Concert by the band Da Capo (pop songs) Information: +377 93 15 28 40

Sat. Jan 20 – AS Monaco vs...

Saturday 20 January, Louis II Stadium French Ligue 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Metz Information: +377 92 05 74 73

Sat. Jan 20 – Sun. Jan 21...

Saturday 20 January, 6.30 pm and Sunday 21 January, 2 pm, Théâtre des Muses Dictionnaire amoureux du Théâtre (A Dictionary for Theatre Lovers), theatrical productions by and featuring Christophe Barbier Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Sun. Jan 21 – Grande Saison series:...

Sunday 21 January, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Grande Saison series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with Elza van den Heever, soprano. The programme features Ludwig van Beethoven and Alexander von Zemlinsky. Presentation of works by André Peyrègne at 5 pm Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Mon. Jan 22 – Sun. Jan 28...

Monday 22 to Sunday 28 January, Principality of Monaco 86th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Mon. Jan 22 – Photographic Ballads presented...

Monday 22 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Photographic Ballads presented by Adrien Rebaudo Information: +377 93 30 64 48

Mon. Jan 22 – Wed. Jan 31...

Monday 22 January, 8 pm (gala performance), Thursday 25, Wednesday 31 January, 8 pm and Sunday 28 January, 3 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach with the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jacques Lacombe. Directed by: Jean-Louis Grinda. Organisation: Monte-Carlo Opera Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Thurs. Jan 18 – Sun. Jan 28...

42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival Thursday 18 to Sunday 28 January 2018 Information: +377 92 05 23 45 Website: www.montecarlofestival.mc (available in French only)

Sat. Jan 20 – Open Door Circus...

Saturday 20 January, 3 pm to 4 pm, Espace Fontvieille Open Door Circus Show featuring animal rehearsals with commentary Open access

Mon Jan. 22 – Ecumenial Celebration for...

Monday 22 January, 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille Ecumenical celebration bringing together Festival performers and senior representatives from Christian communities, choristers and the orchestra of the Palace Guards in the circus ring Information: +377 92 05 23 45

Mon. Jan 22 – Friendly Football match...

Monday 22 January, 8.30 pm, Cap d’Ail Stadium Friendly football match between a team led by Prince Albert II (Les Barbagiuans) and the International Festival Performers team Tuesday 23 January, 8 pm, Espace Fontvieille Gala evening and presentation of awards

Wed. Jan 24 – Sun. Jan 28...

Wednesday 24 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January, 8 pm; Saturday 27 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Sunday 28 January, 10.30 am (2-hour performance), 2.30 pm and 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille Winners’ Show

Tues. Jan 23 – “An aperitif of...

Tuesday 23 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “An aperitif of words”, led by Christiane Campredon Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Tues. Jan 23 – screening of A...

Tuesday 23 January, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26

Wed. Jan 24 – Young Public Concert...

Wednesday 24 January, 3 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Jeune Public concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maxime Tortelier with Katerina Barsukova, sand artist, on the theme of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Thurs. Jan 25 – Sun. Jan 28...

Thursday 25, Friday 26 January, 8.30 pm, Saturday 27 January, 9 pm and Sunday 28 January, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Proudhon modèle…Courbet (Proudhon models…Courbet), theatrical productions by and featuring Jean Petrement Information: +377 97 98 10 93

DAILY NEWS

Money-laundering enquiries jumped in 2017

moneylaundering Monaco’s overall crime rate fell sharply in 2017 from 2016, but within the overall figures are some notable exceptions. According to the annual crime figures released on Tuesday, January 16, the number of enquiries into money laundering increased over the 12 months to a total of 188, compared to 127 in 2016, an increase of almost 50 percent. The number of enquiries launched by SICCFIN, the body that investigates money laundering and other major financial crimes increased from 220 in 2016 to 293 in 2017. Meanwhile, the number of thefts through the criminal use of bank cards fell from 25 in the previous year to just eight in 2017. The only other area in which there was a major jump in delinquency was possession of drugs, which went from 64 cases in 2016 to 121 in 2017. Drug dealing cases remained more or less stable, with five enquiries in 2017 compared to six in 2016.

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http://www.monacolife.net/monacos-siccfin-in-money-laundering-meeting-in-strasbourg/

Prince Albert to visit Longjumeau in celebration...

Photo: Palais Princier de Monaco
Photo: Palais Princier de Monaco
HSH Prince Albert will be visiting Longjumeau, a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, later this year. The announcement was made by the mayor, Sandrine Gelot, on Friday, January 12, during her official New Year’s address. The Prince has a strong connection with the town, since among his many titles he is also Count Longjumeau. The visit will take place in June. The town has recently joined the Association of Historic Grimaldi sites, a network created in 2015 to link the ancient fiefdoms of the Grimaldi family in both France and Italy. "The Prince has expressed his willingness to visit these sites," said the city council, which sees in this opportunity the opportunity to "talk about Longjumeau differently, through its history." Among Prince Albert’s other titles, he is Marquis de Chilly and Duke of Mazarin.

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http://www.monacolife.net/monacos-ties-with-menton-to-be-celebrated-in-2018/

Minister of State praises valuable and necessary...

Photo: Charly Gallo/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo/DC
Minister of State, Serge Telle, accompanied by members of the Government, extended his New Year greetings to the editors of the main local and regional media on Monday, December 15 at the Yacht Club's Sunrise Deck. Mr Telle made reference to the elections to the National Council, due to take place in February, took stock of the Government's central policies and the priorities for the coming year. The Minister of State, in the company of Minister of Finance Jean Castellini, Minister of Environment Marie-Pierre Gramaglia and Minister of Interior Gilles Tonelli, also spoke of his commitment to the work of the media: “I believe more than ever in the need of the press at a time when, like you, I know that everywhere the press is criticised and its need disputed.” He also touched on the other major challenge faced by established media, the business model turned upside down by the arrival of social networks. “I want to tell you how much I am convinced of the importance of your mission and the desire for excellence that drives you.”

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http://www.monacolife.net/minister-of-state-praises-dynamic-consuls/

Screening programme makes Monaco a model country

hospital With the creation, on July 5, 2012, of the Monaco Screening Centre, the Prince's Government established Monaco among model countries in terms of public health, and continues to improve and expand its health screening programmes. Located in the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, the Monaco Screening Centre welcomes, listens to and informs those concerned and, where appropriate, directs them to seek appropriate care. Among the diseases and infections covered by the screening programmes are tests for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and colorectal cancer and breast cancer – the most common cancers in our populations. Their screening makes it possible to ensure effective management of the disease. Breast cancer has also been screened since 1994. Cervical cancer is the eighth cancer most affecting women in France. Aware of this risk, the Prince's Government attaches particular importance to preventive actions. The link between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer has been demonstrated, which makes vaccination against this virus especially important. This vaccination is systematically offered to young girls from 11 to 14 years old. Pap smears from 21 years old complete the vaccination. This coordination between vaccination and screening, which does not exist in other countries, is a very important step forward: the two-coupled actions allow for the eradication of cervical cancer by screening and treatment of precancerous lesions. Organised screening campaigns for osteoporosis for women aged 55 to 80 have been progressively implemented and have worked remarkably well since September 2009. The abnormal dilatation of the aneurysm of the aorta can lead to internal haemorrhage without precursor signs. This campaign started six months ago for people aged 65 to 80 and will treat aneurysms in a timely manner, the Department of Health and Social Affairs has said.

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http://www.monacolife.net/live-a-lighter-monaco-life/

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Inaugural St Barts-St Kitts sailing yacht race this February

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The Women of Monaco Life, A Series: Isabell Kristensen

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Becoming Clean #10: Ben Cotton

Six months ago, I happened upon CleanEquity Monaco (CEM), the emerging cleantech conference held annually in the Principality, co-founded by H.S.H. Prince Albert and...

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The Oligarch’s Nanny

Another week, another ride on the Monaco Express, as I call the BA Friday flight from London. But this was no ordinary day. With a...

Lunch with Monaco Life: Francesco Grosoli

“This is a first for the principality,” says Francesco Grosoli. We’re sitting in a light-infused boardroom in Barclays Monaco as Mr Grosoli tells me about...