Ranier lll - Membership of the Council of Europe


31 August 2023
The new Monaco €1.16 stamp commemorates joining the CofE in 2004

Prince Ranier lll of Monaco decided to apply for membership of the Council of Europe in 1998.

The organisation exists to support co-operation in the field of fundamental freedoms and human rights. 

The Principality of Monaco undertook the necessary institutional reforms and joined the Council of Europe on 5 October 2004. 

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The stamp issue will be limited to 40,000.

Issue date: 5 October