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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Riccardo Giraudi may have just opened Cantinetta Antinori, at 11 avenue Princesse Grace, but the history of the Italian restaurant dates back to 1957, in Florence, with the original establishment in the Palazzo Antinori, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture of the mid-fifteenth century.
Cantinetta Antinori is a concept by the Florentine family dedicated to wine production for 600 years and over 26 generations. Today, Cantinetta Antinori is a renowned address for Tuscan gastronomy in European cities like Zurich, Vienna and Moscow, where the philosophy of the Antinori family – respect for traditions, territory and the countryside – is translated into quality, simplicity and flavours of pure Tuscan cuisine.
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In Monaco, Cantinetta Antinori, open from 7 am to 10:30 pm, will serve breakfast (poached organic eggs with smoked salmon and avocado or a cinnamon muesli burger), lunch – three set menus from €24 to €29, with a glass of Marchesi Antinori wine – and for dinner pappardelle with Tuscan beef stew or beef fillet tagliata and potatoes with rosemary.
While there were many grumbles along the Avenue with the closing of Bouchon, equally a hotspot for gossipers and a notable French bistro, Riccardo Giraudi does not disappoint. His first eatery in Monaco BeefBar – the first restaurant in Europe to import American organic beef – opened in 2005 and then in 2009, he founded Monaco Restaurant Group, which owns almost 10 restaurants in the Principality and many abroad.
Article first published January 10, 2017.
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Looking towards the future, the Prince's Government has entered into a partnership with Matrice, an entrepreneurship program at School 42 in Paris, with the goal of developing a Smart City in Monaco.
During this first season, after a 15-day immersion in the Principality, thirty students from several countries thought about ways to enrich the tourism experience in Monaco through new technologies.
The same group met up again at 42 for a hackathon, to generate ideas and concepts, which were then presented yesterday to a multidisciplinary jury, chaired by Serge Telle, Minister of State.
The students whose proposals have been selected by the jury now have 9 months to refine their projects, then create their own startup to implement them and participate in the construction of a Smart City in Monaco.