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07 January 2019 News flash

MEP Juan Fernando López Aguilar visits Monaco

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The Prince’s Government today welcomed European MEP Juan Fernando López Aguilar* for a two-day study trip to the Principality.

Mr López Aguilar was appointed rapporteur for the association agreement between Monaco and the European Union by the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs on 3 September 2018. In this role, he will be producing an interim report containing recommendations regarding the direction of the negotiations. The report is then expected to be adopted by a plenary session of the European Parliament in March 2019.

The visit, organised at the initiative of Monaco’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, is aimed at giving the European MEP an overview of the Principality and its distinct geographic and demographic features, as well as the unique aspects of its institutions, economy and society, to enable him to gain an understanding of the realities faced by Monegasque nationals, residents and businesses.

With this in mind, following a working lunch at the Residence of H.E. the Minister of State with government ministers and the Secretary of Justice, Mr López Aguilar will complete a guided tour of the Principality and will attend, among other things, meetings with Monegasque institutions (see attached programme).

It is worth noting that Mr López Aguilar previously visited Andorra in October and San Marino in November 2018.

* Mr López Aguilar is accompanied by Mr Alvaro Garcia Navarro, parliamentary assistant, and Mr Luca Di Preso, administrator for the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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