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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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Andorra News

Daily Mail 
You've heard of David against Goliath, well it's David against David on Saturday at the Estadi Nacional as the Faroe Islands visit Andorra for one of the football's ... See more..
GrindTV 
Nestled high in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra is so small that it might look more like a map typo than a country. With only 80,000 year-round ... See more..
Autocar 
The 5 Series is perhaps the most important car BMW makes, so the new model needs to be good. We've driven one 2000 miles back from Spain, via Andorra, ... See more..
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Yahoo Finance 
OT , a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran ... See more..
FIBA 
MUNICH (FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2017) - Forty-six teams from 26 countries (men and women combined) will compete in two qualifiers in Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) and Poitiers (France) for a ticket to the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup, which will ... See more..
Reuters 
The former owners of the now defunct Banca Privada d'Andorra S.A. are calling for an investigation into why the U.S. Treasury Department labeled the Andorran ... See more..
Voice & Data Online 
Andorra Telecom said that it has selected Huawei as the sole vendor of the FTTH swap project to provide ultra-high speed Internet access service to end users ... See more..
MTV UK 
Andorra. The teeny-tiny principality's name probably rings a bell, BUT, we'll go out on a limb here and bet it's probably not currently top of your Travel Bucket List. In the immortal words of the Spice Girls, STOP RIGHT THERE (thank you very much ... See more..
Free Press Journal 
Locked away between the peaks of Pyrenees, protected by two benign princes who rarely set foot in the country, blessed with seven centuries of peace, freed from the taxes and conscription – one might have foreseen Andorra as a lost horizon where human ... See more..
The42 
TheJournal.ie is a full participating member of the Press Council of Ireland and supports the Office of the Press Ombudsman. This scheme in addition to defending the freedom of the press, offers readers a quick, fair and free method of dealing with ... See more..
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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.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

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