San Marino has been an OSCE participating State since June 25, 1973. San Marino, the third smallest country in Europe, is a republic of 33,000 people situated in the middle of Italian territory. Its economy is heavily based in tourism, banking, and the production of specialty items. It is a member of the Council of Europe, but not the E.U., although it uses the Euro as its sole currency. San Marino’s population is 91.6 percent Christian, 0.3 percent Jewish and less than 0.1 percent Muslim. Just over 7 percent of the population is unaffiliated.
In 2011, the Minister of Foreign and Political Affairs of the Republic of San Marino, Antonella Mularoni, addressed the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, stressing the importance of international cooperation for small states. San Marino elections have been observed by the OSCE.
Staff Contact: Bakhti Nishanov, senior policy advisor