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Human rights abuses reported in 2013 include domestic and spousal abuse, child abuse, and gender discrimination in the workplace.1 Additionally, the government failed to legally protect the rights of workers to organize, bargain, and strike.2 Child abuse has increased in Andorra in recent years, and in 2013 the number of reported instances of child abuse were 212, compared to 184 in 2012.3

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1http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/220459.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
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Geography

Southwestern Europe, Pyrenees mountains, on the border between France and Spain
Area

Total 468 sq km
Land 468 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers
Natural Resources

hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead ;
Natural Hazards

avalanches
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal

Demographics

Nationality
Andorran
Population
85,293 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Tourism, retail sales, and finance are the mainstays of Andorra's tiny, well-to-do economy, accounting for more than three-quarters of GDP. Andorra's duty-free status for some products and its summer and winter resorts attract millions of visitors annually, although the economic downturn in neighboring countries has curtailed tourism activity. The banking sector also contributes substantially to the economy. Andorra's comparative advantage as a tax haven eroded when the borders of neighboring France and Spain opened; its bank secrecy laws have been relaxed under pressure from the EU and OECD. Agricultural production is limited - only 2% of the land is arable ...See More - and most food has to be imported, making the economy vulnerable to changes in fuel and food prices. The principal livestock activity is sheep raising. Manufacturing output and exports consist mainly of perfumes and cosmetic products, products of the printing industry, electrical machinery and equipment, clothing, tobacco products, and furniture. Andorra is a member of the EU Customs Union and is treated as an EU member for trade in manufactured goods (no tariffs) and as a non-EU member for agricultural products. Andorra uses the euro and is effectively subject to the monetary policy of the European Central Bank. Slower growth in Spain and France has dimmed Andorra's economic prospects. Since 2010, a drop in tourism contributed to a contraction in GDP and a sharp deterioration of public finances, prompting the government to begin implementing several austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit, including levying a special corporate tax. To bring in new revenue and diversify future sources of economic growth, the government approved in July 2012 a new foreign investment law opening investment to foreign capital. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.163 billion (2012 est.); $3.214 billion (2011 est.); $3.227 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

small quantities of rye, wheat, barley, oats, vegetables; sheep
Industries

tourism (particularly skiing), banking, tobacco, cattle raising, timber, furniture