The Prince’s Government welcomed Member of European Parliament (MEP) Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, who is coming on a two-day study trip to the Principality.

Mr Lopez Aguilar was appointed on 3rd September 2018 by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, rapporteur for the Association Agreement between Monaco and the European Union.

As such, he will be asked to draft an interim report that will contain recommendations concerning the direction of the negotiations. The European Parliament should then adopt this report in plenary session in March 2019.

This visit, organised on the initiative of the Monaco Mission to the European Union in Brussels, aims to inform the MEP about the Principality, its geographical and demographic particularities, as well as it’s institutional, economic and social specificities so that it acquainted with the realities faced by Monegasques, residents and businesses of Monaco.

In this perspective, after a working lunch at the Residence of his Excellency, the Minister of State, in the presence of the members of the Government and the Director of Judicial Services, Mr. Lopez Aguilar will conduct a guided tour of the Principality and attend, among other things, meetings with the Monegasque institutions.