An independent State
Monaco has been a sovereign country for more than seven centuries, member of the United Nations since 1993 and of the Council of Europe since 2004. The Principality of Monaco has developed a privileged relationship with France, without being member of the European Union. The Principality remains, indeed, deeply attached to its political independence. It is a country with many assets.
A thriving economy
Monaco is an important international financial centre with numerous banks, financial companies, portfolio and asset management companies, which has become one of its economic strong points.