San Marino and the European Union

In 1983, the Republic of San Marino, as a third State, established official relations with the European Union. Since then, the relations have strengthened, making it possible to considerably reduce distances and to introduce important opportunities for dialogue and discussion.

After a phase of consultations, meetings and in-depth analysis aimed at identifying the best solutions to further strengthen the relations in a renewed legal framework, on 16 December 2014 the Council of the European Union officially gave the Commission the mandate to negotiate one or more Association Agreements between the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra and the Principality of Monaco. Following this decision, the opening ceremony of the negotiations was held in Brussels on 18 March 2015 in the presence of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (see video of the ceremony).

This section of the website contains necessary information to describe the structure of the cooperation with the European Union and it also provides some points for discussion and analysis relating to the process undertaken by San Marino for greater European integration.

The different sections allow to learn more about the history of relations with the European Union and to have access to institutionally important documents (agreements, parliamentary acts, analyses and studies), press releases and articles relating to initiatives implemented by the country, training and work opportunities related to Europe, as well as a list of useful websites.


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Republic of San Marino

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