Andorra. In the parliamentary elections held in April, the Liberal Conservative PLA lost government power for the first time in 15 years. The Social Democratic PSD received 14 of the 28 mandates, while the four-party alliance in which the PLA was included received 11 seats. According to countryaah, new head of government became PSD leader Jaume Bartumeu. The Social Democrats had gone to elections with promises that a low income tax would be introduced, that banking secrecy would be loosened and Andorra would be approaching the EU.
In May, the economic cooperation organization OECD withdrew Andorra from its “black list” of non-cooperative tax havens. Liechtenstein and Monaco were simultaneously deleted from the list, which was thus empty.