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FEDEM, Monaco’s federation of employers, has published the winter edition of Monaco Business News, in French, in which the organisation’s president, Philippe Ortelli, summarises the challenges and opportunities of the New Year.
Mr Ortelli focuses on the acceleration of change due to the digital revolution and new technologies and the impact they have on the way CEOs manage their time and the organisation of their companies.
The Principality is in an enviable position, Mr Ortilli argues: “We are fortunate to be able to rely on an economic and social model like no other, except perhaps interesting analogies with Singapore.
“Our country allows us to be able to envisage this acceleration of the world around us as an opportunity to seize, provided that business leaders, politicians, executive authorities, take the measure of this global transformation and adapt the framework of our development to this new situation.”
Referring to the elections to the National Council due in February, FEDEM’s president points out that the new elected majority will have to make its own contributions so that its institutional partner, the Government, accelerates even more in the economic and social field in order to anticipate the adjustments that Monaco will need to make to perpetuate its model.
Mr Ortelli picks out the question of access – by road, rail, sea and air – to be one of the central preoccupations of the coming year.
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Racing car enthusiasts have until the end of January to view the exceptional Bugatti Chiron, currently displayed at the Prince’s car museum.
The car is named after Monaco motor racing driver Louis Chiron, winner of the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix on a Type 51 Bugatti.
The latest model is a 1,500 horsepower car that claims to be the most powerful, most luxurious and fastest production car in the world (max speed 460 km/h). Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine in W, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be produced in a series of just 500 copies, with a price tag in the region of €2.4 million.
The three-month Bugatti car show began will end on March 10 at the Prince of Monaco Car Collection.
Meanwhile, the Monaco Post Office is issuing stamps featuring the Lotus 49, driven by Jim Clark to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967. Also featured will be a stamp commemorating the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Stirling Moss and Fangio, who was crowned world champion in F1 in 1954 and 1955. The stamps go on sale on February 19.
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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.
Sunday 24 to Friday 29 September, Monaco Art School – Pavillon Bosio
“Belles & Chimères” (“Mischief and Dreams”) – an exhibition based on works by children attending public workshops at Monaco Art School – Pavillon Bosio
Information: +377 93 30 18 39
Until Saturday 6 January, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
“Planet Ocean”: exhibition of photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, organised by the Monacology Association and MC.5 Communication
Information: 06 03 49 49 39