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Andorra Politics

Political System of Andorra

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On June 25, 1997, the government passed a language law whose purpose was to secure the official language - Catalan - in all public areas: the mass media, cultural and sporting events.

On March 4, 2001, parliamentary elections were held, again won by Marc Forné, who obtained an absolute majority.

In April 2002, the OECD included Andorra in a list of 7 financial paradises with not very transparent banking rules. This may open up penalties to the country and restrictions on foreign investment.

Almost 2% of Andorra's territory is used for agriculture. These are pastures for sheep as well as the cultivation of tobacco, cereals, olives, grapes and potatoes. The country's industry is predominantly linked to the processing of these agricultural commodities, but due to the limited agricultural production, most food is imported. Tourism accounts for 80% of the country's revenue. It is visited annually by about 9 million. tourists. The banking sector is characterized by low openness and the country is therefore often referred to as a financial paradise. Finally, many legal and illegal emigrants are attracted by its relative wealth.

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