Foreign policy and defense
Andorra has close relations with Spain and
France. The Principality is not an EU member, but has a
number of cooperation agreements with the Union and the
euro is now the official currency in the country.
The same year that Andorra got its constitution, in
1993, the country became a member of the UN and the
Council of Europe. Cooperation agreements with both
France and Spain were signed in 1994 (and double
taxation agreements with these countries in 2015).
Andorra joined the European Security and Cooperation
Organization (OSCE) in 1999.
Overview of business holidays and various national observances in Andorra for years of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Andorra has cooperation agreements with the EU in
areas such as education, transport, the environment and
certain taxes. Under a 2004 agreement, Andorra has to
pay tax on savings that EU citizens take from their
accounts in the country. In March 2015, the EU started
association negotiations with Europe's micro-states, in
addition to Andorra, also Monaco and San Marino.
In June 2011, Andorra had signed an agreement with
the EU to introduce the euro as the official currency in
the country. Andorra then also undertook to apply EU law
in the area of financial supervision to prevent fraud
and money laundering. Two years earlier, Andorra had
reformed its tax legislation and removed from the OECD's
black list of tax havens. Since 1991, there has been an
agreement on a customs union with the EU.
In February 2016, Andorra signed an agreement with
the EU to avoid tax evasion and money laundering by
raising the confidentiality of data on EU citizens'
financial assets and income in the country's banks. The
agreement came into force in 2018. Andorra was one of
the countries that the EU listed in 2017 as a country
that does not meet the requirements of the EU in terms
of, among other things, tax transparency and tax evasion
legislation. But it was removed from the black list in
December of that year.
The Principality has no defense but relies on
neighboring countries. There is a small police force
that acts as a home defense. All adult men who own guns
must line up when required. War documents have not
existed for more than 700 years, and the main task of
the Home Guard is to parade with the flag at official