Modern History

May 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Andorra’s modern role as a centre for duty-free shopping grew out of the business of smuggling of French goods to Spain during the Spanish Civil War and Spanish goods to France during WWII. Andorra remained neutral throughout both world wars.

In March 1993, Andorrans voted to establish the country as an independent, democratic ‘parliamentary co-principality’, placing full sovereignty in the hands of the Andorran people, with the French and Spanish co-princes continuing to function as joint heads of state with greatly reduced powers. Andorra joined the Council of Europe in 1994.

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