Monaco in World News

7 reasons Princess Charlene of Monaco would rather forget 2020

Princess Charlene of Monaco might have described 2019 as an “incredibly painful year”, explaining how it was hard to smile at times, but it seems that 2020 was not much better, with blow after blow hitting her and the royal...

  • 2020
  • Lynn Farah
  • English

A haven from the storm: pandemic has only increased Monaco’s attractions

Monaco has long been a comfortable bolt-hole by the sea, free from personal income tax, where wealthy residents can moor their superyachts for fast getaways. Despite its population density (38,000 people live in just 2sq km), Monaco’s ministers say the...

  • 2020
  • Victor Mallet
  • English

BBC2 documentary lifts lid on Monaco’s ultra rich

A new documentary has given a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s most glamorous and elite tax havens. New BBC2 series Inside Monaco: Playground Of The Rich, which premiered last night, saw Prince Albert of Monaco waive strict privacy rules...

  • 2020
  • Monica Greep
  • English

Monaco: A fresh start for the opulent principality?

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world but it’s also one of the richest. When Prince Albert inherited the throne, he promised to change the country’s image from tax haven and gambling paradise into a moral and honest...

  • 2011
  • Euronews
  • English

Monaco’s $2.3bn project to expand into Mediterranean Sea

Monaco may be the second smallest country in the world, but it is also one of the richest. Almost a third of its residents are millionaires, lured to the French Riviera city state by its lenient fiscal policy — income tax was abolished in...


    Monaco’s comeback win over PSG was a triumph for Niko Kovac

    In the wake of Monaco’s dramatic 3-2 win over PSG on Friday evening, a plethora of narratives have unfolded. After two goals by Kylian Mbappé in the first half, PSG seemed to be cruising to an eighth straight win in...

    • 2020
    • Adam White and Eric Devin
    • English

    Monaco’s Prince Albert II honored for ocean work

    Even in a town full of titles (how many deputy undersecretaries does one government really need?), a moniker like “his serene highness” gets attention. And so on Thursday night, the audience — which included a smattering of senators and other bigwigs...

    • 2015
    • Emily Heil
    • English

    Monaco’s Prince Albert II: Oceans are a ‘family heritage,’ with little time to save them

    When you think of Monaco, it’s hard not to envision opulent resorts, Formula 1 racing, classic cars, luxury casinos, and harbors lined with private yachts, against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera. Yet Monaco’s attachment to oceans extends far...

    • 2020
    • Jennifer Lu
    • English

    Principality of Monaco: A Lesson for Europe

    During negotiations, everyone learns a little from the other party. Monaco’s economic and cultural uniqueness is not without interest on the subject of reinvigorating Europe. Two advisors to Monaco in negotiations between the EU and the Principality, Jean-Dominique Giuliani, chairman...

    • 2015
    • Principality of Monaco
    • English

    The Basics; Why Is Monaco A Country?

    Like Las Vegas, Monaco is really a dream — largely the dream of Rainier III, the prince who ruled it from 1949 until his death Wednesday at 81. Monaco is little more than a rock on the shore of the...

    • 2005
    • Craig R. Whitney
    • English